Abregu KOs Garcia in wild shootout
Undefeated welterweight prospect Carlos Abregu (27-0, 22 KOs) got up from two knockdowns to stop Irving Garcia (17-4-3, 8 KOs) in the fourth round of thier thrilling slugfest that was the Showtime-televised main event from the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. on Friday.
Abregu was dropped by a left hook in the first round and again in the fourth before catching Gracia with a straight right followed by a right uppercut that ended matters with one second remaining in the round.
Abregu, of Argentina, had Garcia reeling for most of the second round. Puerto Rico's Garcia, who gamely fought back in the third round, complained about the stoppage at the end of fourth.
In the co-featured bout, lightweight prospect Marvin Quintero (16-1, 12 KOs) dominated Wes Ferguson (20-4-1, 6 KOs) over eight rounds, winning on all three scorecards, 78-74 (twice) and 79-73.