Ex-feather champ Kelley stops Marcos

04/11/2005

Ex-feather champ Kelley stops Marcos

By Wyatt Johnston

Kevin Kelley TKO4 Sandro Marcos... Kevin Kelley survived a second-round knockdown to defeat Sandro Marcos by technical knockout in the fourth round. Kelley put Marcos down with a body shot in round one, but Marcos, who defeated Johnny Tapia earlier this year, followed with a left hook to the head to put Kelley down in the next round.  After the knockdown, though, Kelley came right back and landed some good combinations to finish the round.  Round three was all Kelley.  The ex-featherweight champion was very sharp and accurate throughout the round.  In the fourth, Kelley put him down with a left uppercut, then folllowed it up with a combination that put Marcos down for the third time, which convinced the referee to call a halt to the bout.  Overall, Kelley looked good except for the knockdown and the few punches he took in the opening round.  With the win Kelley improves to 57-6-2 while Marcos, a journeyman except for the Tapia upset, falls to 25-14-2. source: Solo Boxeo on Telefutura