Magdaleno (28-1, 18 KOs) walked away with a win on Thursday when Yenifel Vicente was disqualified. Vicente (36-5-2, 28 KO’s) was moored four points during the bout, mainly for low hits, before referee Robert Byrd had seen enough and canceled the bout at 1 minute, 38 seconds from the 10th and last round.
Magdaleno scored reversals in the first and fifth rounds against the right hand.
But the enduring image of the fight was fouling by Vicente. In the fourth round, he hit Magdaleno under the belt and followed with a right hand, putting Magdaleno on the canvas for a few minutes. Byrd attempted to intervene after the low blow, but Vicente still connected and was tied up two points behind for the violation. He lost another point later in the heat for another low blow.
After Vicente incurred another penalty for the same offense in the 10th, Byrd ended the fight.
“He was a tough fighter. He was a tough veteran. I raise my hat to him. He knew what he was doing. His way was to put me down, “said Magdaleno.
Magdaleno was unable to mount a consistent offensive attack on an enemy who had a one-dimensional offensive approach.
“I was not going to let it go into my head,” said Magdaleno. “I kept my cool, got the win and we move on to the next one. ”
The competitor did not make the impression he wanted, but he is nevertheless in line for a title shot. He is ranked No. 1 by the WBC, whose champion is Gary Russell Jr., and fourth by the WBO, which has Shakur Stevenson as the belt holder.
It is clear who is targeting Magdaleno.
“Gary Russell, I’m coming for you,” he said. “But like I said before, I want a 126 pound champion. I want to be a world champion in two divisions. It’s as simple as that. “