Bayamon, PR results: Jacobs TKO’s Nunez in one; Lopez stops De Leon again

Phil Jay 15/03/2014

Top-rated middleweight Danny Jacobs blasted out Milton Nunez in just one round as the action began early at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Puerto Rico.

The 27 year-old, who has battled back from life-threatening illness, had Nunez on the floor three times in the opening session and the referee had seen enough to award a 24th stoppage for Jacobs in 28 contests.

Jacobs is in line for a potential crack at Golden Boy stablemate Peter Quillin if ‘The Golden Child’ can keep up his winning run – after failing to claim the same belt against Dmitry Pirog back in 2010.

Also on the bill, former world champion and Puerto Rico favourite Juan Manuel Lopez repeated his early stoppage win over Mexican Daniel Ponce De Leon in 2008 to the delight of the home crowd.

The 30 year-old took one more round to get De Leon out of there this time though and was put on the canvas himself in what was an entertaining two rounds.

Lopez moved his record to 34-3 with the stoppage and could now be in line for a shot at the super-featherweight world title after failing to regain his featherweight version against Mikey Garcia last time out.

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