The “fight” between John Riel Casimero and Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday was terribly terrible, but there was a great knockout on the undercard from an unexpected source.
Former bantamweight champion Rau’shee Warren (19-3, 5 KOs) kicked up the Showtime Boxing telecast against Damien Vazquez (15-3-1, 8 KOs), who isn’t a high-level fighter but also isn’t a can. Despite his frequent propensity to trade powerful punches, Warren has never knocked anyone out in his professional career.
This was not at all a competitive situation. Warren bulldozed Vazquez and scored a knockdown in round one before knocking him out in round two with a big left hand. Vazquez attempted to keep upright but ended up executing a dance routine before the referee intervened to prevent him from additional punishment.
Warren is still a contender at 118 pounds, and depending on the opponent, he may be involved in some exciting battles (like he was in his title bout loss to Nordine Oubaali). I promise that him vs. Casimero would have made for considerably better television than Rigo’s snoozer. Vazquez has now suffered two knockout losses in a row, the most recent of which came against current unified bantamweight champion Brandon Figueroa.
Source: MSN Sports