Rivera vs Maldonado HIGHLIGHTS: PBC on FS1 - February 1, 2020
- Posted on Feb 02, 2020
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Unbeaten top prospect Michel Rivera (18-0, 12 KOs) defeated veteran contender Fidel Maldonado Jr. (27-5-1, 20 KOs) by technical knockout in a lightweight co-main event attraction. Representing Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Rivera scored a knockdown of the Albuquerque, New Mexico native Maldonado Jr. in the 10th round. Maldonado Jr. got up and continued, but Rivera quickly overwhelmed him with a barrage of punches and the referee intervened to stop the bout at the 1:40 mark of the final frame.
"I feel very good,” said Rivera. “They matched me against a boxer with a lot of experience. So, I feel happy with my performance.
"I was ready to fight all the rounds, not just looking for the knockout,” added Rivera. “My corner was telling me wait, relax, take your time because he's an intelligent boxer. I did what they were telling me and I got him out of there in the last round."
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