Antonio DeMarco continued his rise through the lightweight ranks with a TKO win over Jose Alfaro tonight in Las Vegas. (Photo via sdfights.com)
Antonio DeMarco won the interim WBC lightweight title tonight in Las Vegas, dominating Jose Alfaro and stopping the Nicaraguan in the 10th round after two knockdowns and Alfaro taking a final knee. Referee Joe Cortez waved the fight off at that point.
It was a pretty masterful performance for the 23-year old DeMarco (23-1-1, 17 KO), who is now in line to face the monster punching full WBC titlist, Edwin Valero. His win was no surprise, as he was the favorite, but Alfaro (23-5, 20 KO) was barely in the fight at all.
Valero-DeMarco probably isn't likely to happen any time soon, but DeMarco is really showing a ton of promise. He's strong, he's fighting smarter and smarter, and he's very young. He's got some good wins over solid opponents already and is knocking on the door at 135 pounds.
Bad Left Hook had it 89-82 for DeMarco at the time of stoppage. That was the same score on two of the three official scores, with the third card at 90-81.
On the untelevised undercard in Vegas, Ray Austin stopped DaVarryl Williamson in four. Our live thread is continuing for the 118-pound title fight in the main event between Joseph Agbeko and Yonnhy Perez. Join us!