American WBO NABO welterweight champion Alexis Rocha (23-2, 15 KOs) suffered an early defeat to compatriot Giovanni Santillan (32-0, 17 KOs). The principle occasion on the Kia Discussion board area in Inglewood (California, USA) ended with a sensational knockout of the favourite.
Each fighters started an actual struggle within the ring from the primary minutes, turning the struggle into a tricky struggle at medium distance. Santillan was superior to his opponent in aggression. Rocha, it appeared, was not prepared for such an onslaught, having already acquired a damaged nostril in his debut.
The challenger appeared noticeably extra assured, bodily stronger, continually forcing his opponent to maneuver backwards. The fifth spherical was fully dominated by the underrog, who knocked down the champion twice.
The denouement got here within the sixth three-minute interval, when, after a sequence of blows, Rocha fell for the third time.
The referee determined that he had had sufficient for at this time and stopped the match, awarding a defeat by technical knockout.