Late Breaking

Thompson shocks Linares and foils rematch

Sergio Thompson scored a shocking second round stoppage over former world champion Jorge Linares in a scheduled twelve round Lightweight bout in Cancun, Mexico.

The two traded heavy blows in round one with each guy getting rocked. Linares seemed little worse for wear as he finished the round with a bad cut around his left eye. Thompson jumped on Linares with a furious barrage of punches the ultimately dropped Linares. Linares beat referee Bill Clancy’s count but emerged with a nasty cut around that left eye. Clancy took Linares to see the ringside doctor where the fight was called off at 2:27 of round two.

Thompson, 134.2 of Mexico is now 21-2 with nineteen knockouts. Linares, 134.6 of Venezuela had a July 7th rematch with WBC champ Antonio DeMarco washed down the drain with the loss and is now 31-3.

Super Middleweight Marco Antonio Periban got off the canvas to score a first round stoppage over Gerardo Diaz in a scheduled ten round bout.

Periban was dropped in round one from a counter right hand. Periban came back in round two to score the stoppage as he was non stop punching and landing on Diaz which forced Diaz corner to stop the fight at 2:52 of round two.

Periban, 167 1/2 lbs of Mexico City is now 16-0 with eleven knockouts. Diaz, 164 1/2 lbs of Guadalajara, MX is now 12-2-1.

Francisco Vargas kept his perfect win to knockout ratio in tact by stopping Carlos Fernando Perez in three rounds.

Vargas is 7-0-1 with seven knockouts. Perez is now 12-3.

Jorge Romero scored a fourth round stoppage over Eduardo Canales in a six round Jr. Welterweight bout.

Romero,136.6 lbs of Culican, MX is now 21-5 with eighteen knockouts. Canales, 137 lbs of Varacruz, MX is now 13-2.

Josue Guerrero scored a first round stoppage over Andres Uribe in a scheduled four round Welterweight bout.

Guerrero dropped Guerrero twice with the second coming from a devastating left hook and the fight was stopped at 1:27

Guerrero, 146.6 lbs of Cancun, MX is now 2-1 with two knockouts. Uribe,140.8 lbs of Conzumel, MX is now 1-4