Vicente Escobedo vs. Dominic Salcido

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2008-09-26 : Vicente Escobedo 134 lbs beat Dominic Salcido 134½ lbs by TKO at 0:42 in round 6 of 10


Escobedo spent most of the first three minutes of the fight adjusting to Salcido's quick hand speed. But in the second round, Escobedo used a steady jab and a left hook that stunned his opponent. For several rounds the lightning combinations fired by Salcido seemed to be coming in overwhelming fashion as Escobedo kept in a tight defensive guard. Salcido stepped into another gear in the fifth round behind a steady jab and was firing multiple combinations. While Salcido fired multiple punches with his guard down, Escobedo fired a perfect left hook that sent Salcido reeling across the ring. Escobedo chased him and fired a left-right left combination that dropped Salcido in the neutral corner. He survived that knockdown but couldn’t survive another barrage of punches by Escobedo, forcing the referee to stop the fight. All three judges had Salcido ahead 49-46, 48-47 and 49-46 before the stoppage.