In a battle of former Mexican champions, Jesus Jimenez captured the WBC Latino Flyweight title by stopping Salvador Montes in four rounds last night at Foro Scotiabank in Mexico City.
The combatants were no strangers in the ring as Guadalajara southpaw Jimenez had knocked out Tepic native Montes twice before but the stakes were never as high as last night.
The much shorter Montes tried to land a big shot from the opening bell but was punished for his efforts with a scathing body attack from Jimenez, who never took his foot off the gas.
By the fourth, the big-hearted Montes was getting hammered from all directions, forcing a referee stoppage at 2:42 of the round.
Jimenez, 21-5 (14), has now won ten straight since suffering a stoppage at the hands of Francisco Arce in 2006 and at just 24 years of age, the Jalisco based slugger could be in line for high profile bouts against the like of Cristian Mijares, Luis Maldonado or perhaps a rematch with Arce.
Montes loses his third in a row to fall to 5-6 (2).