Former world title challenger and current top rated super-middleweight contender, Edison "Pantera" Miranda (33-4, 29 KO's), scored a spectacular 1st round KO over Mexican National Champion, Francisco "Panchito" Sierra (20-3, 19 KO's), last night at Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, CA.
Early in the round both fighters were feeling each other out. Sierra came out jabbing while Miranda landed some left hooks to the head. The action started to get heavy as the round continued and both fighters were landing solid punches.
Miranda started to work his way inside and used his strength to back up Sierra. Sierra was holding his ground but headed to the ropes. That's when Miranda landed an overhand right flush on Sierra's temple. The fight was stopped immediately at 2:16 of round one and Miranda became the new NABO super-middleweight champion.
"This victory puts me right back into title contention," said Miranda. "Joe Goossen is the best trainer in the world. Everyday I'm in the gym I'm learning something new. With Goossen in my corner, nobody is going to beat me.
"I want to thank Dan Goossen for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to fight for the NABO title. I can't wait to see what my team has lined up for me next."