Top rank heavyweight hope Antonio Mireles hit the canvas on Saturday night as also-ran Kaleel Carter threatened a massive upset.
Mireles, who stands six-foot and nine inches tall, took a heavy shot and could not recover his senses. Carter leaned on him enough to get the knockdown.
However, Carter would pay for the privilege. Mireles overcame the adversity for the first time in his young career in the opening round.
A short left hand started the damage, but Mireles recovered and fought with a purpose in the second.
Mireles’ combination punching stunned Carter, who turned his back and forced the referee to wave it off.
With the win, Mireles is now 5-0 and keeps his one hundred percent knockout ratio.