Sunday, November 27, 2022  |

News

Aficianado

Ponce de Leon stops Escalante in three

18
Sep

Daniel Ponce de Leon stopped Antonio Escalante with a single right hook at 2:40 of the third round of a scheduled-12 round featherweight bout on the Shane Mosley-Sergio Mora card Saturday at Staples Center.

Ponce de Leon (40-2, 33 KOs) outworked Escalante (23-3, 15 KOs) for two-plus rounds but the KO punch came out of nowhere. The two were exchanging punches when Escalante walked into a short hook, which hurt him badly and sent him sprawling.

Referee Tony Crebs waved off the fight without counting because Escalante lay semi-conscious on the canvas.

The fight was a WBO title eliminator.



Ponce de Leon has now won six consecutive fights since Juan Manuel Lopez took his junior featherweight title with a first-round knockout in 2008.

close

SIGN UP TO GET RING NEWS ALERTS