Filipino flyweight Genisis Libranza wins by 4th round TKO
LAS VEGAS—Shortly after undefeated John Leo Dato scored a knockout win to get things going, another Filipino in Genisis Libranza was not to be outdone after pulling off a stoppage of his own.
Libranza stopped Carlos Maldonado in the fourth round of their eight-rounder in the flyweight division.
The 25-year-old Libranza unleashed combinations while pinning a helpless Maldonado against the ropes before the referee halted the fight.
Genisis Libranza unloads on Carlos Maldonado in the closing seconds of the fourth-round and the ref ultimately had to step in 🙅♂️#PacThurman
— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) July 20, 2019
Libranza picked up his second consecutive win on US soil after beating Gilberto Mendoza five months ago in Carson, California. He hiked his record to 19-1, 11 KOs.
Filipino fighters are off to a great start as they kicked off the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman card with a pair of dominant victories.
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