Barrios sends Nagy packing in :49

By Scott Shaffer

20/05/2006

Barrios sends Nagy packing in :49

Results from Los Angeles

JorgeĀ Barrios KO1 Janos Nagy... HBO's telecast opened with a disappointing 49 seconds of action between WBO 130-pound titlist Jorge Barrios and mandatory contender Janos Nagy. Only four punches landed, the last one a liver shot by Barrios that caused Nagy to take a knee. The punch didn't look spectacular but landed in a vulnerable area. The Hungarian challenger barely beat the count, but the grimace on his face and hunced-over posture convinced the referee to put an end to a bout best described as a non-starter. Barrios is now 46-2-1 (one loss was to Acelino Freitas, the other a disqualification loss in 1997 that he promptly avenged in an immediate rematch), while Nagy, who probably has fought in the United States for the last time in his career, makes the long trip home at 24-1. source: HBO Championship Boxing

Jose Armando Santa Cruz TKO6 Chikashi Inada... Also in Los Angeles, Jose Armando Santa Cruz stopped Chikashi Inada in the sixth round to gain the WBC's recognition as the interim lightweight belt wearer. Santa Cruz, who was last seen winning a fight of the year candidate against Edner Cherry, improved his record to 23-1, with 13 knockouts. Inada, from Hiroshima, Japan dropped to 19-3, with 14 knockouts and one must wonder how he became qualified to fight for a title. source: USA Today

Rey Bautista KO3 Roberto Bonilla... On the Barrera-Juarez undercard in Los Angeles, Rey Bautista of the Philippines moved up to the 122-pound category and defeated Roberto Bonilla of Nicaragua by KO in the third round. Still just 19 years old, Bautista improved to 20-0 while Bonilla dropped to 22-8. source: Associated Press