rounds. It was a beautiful display of boxing’s most basic combination, the one-two, as “Chente” employed a pulverizing, nose breaking, face hurting, eye watering left jab that was followed by a straight, fast, hard right hand. This combination really set the pace in the first round. Matias felt the heavy leather early on and decided to ride his bicycle. Escobedo stalked him throughout the round, hurting Juan Manuel twice during the initial frame.
The second stanza featured much of the same pattern as Vicente continued to stalk and land one-two combos, while Matias circled around the ring, rarely engaging the young star from Woodland, California. Then, as the second was coming to an end, Escobedo worked his way inside and unleashed a right hook that was immediately followed by a short, quick, crisp left hook that land right on the chin. Juan Manuel was sent crashing to the canvas. The Dominican beat the count, but was on unsteady legs and the referee stopped the bout, awarding Escobedo with a second round TKO victory.
The stoppage may have been a little premature, but it seemed that it was just a matter of time before Vicente would knockout Matias. It was another great win for one of boxing brightest young stars. After his fight, “Chente” said that he has been added to the Barrera vs. Peden pay-per-view card. His opponent has not been named yet.
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