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Filipino flyweight Genisis Libranza wins by 4th round TKO

/ 06:18 AM July 21, 2019
Genisis Libranza

Genisis Libranza during the official weigh-in. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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.

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The 25-year-old Libranza unleashed combinations while pinning a helpless Maldonado against the ropes before the referee halted the fight.

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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TAGS: Boxing, Carlos Maldonado, flyweight, Genisis Libranza, Keith Thurman, Manny Pacquiao, PacThurman
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