Carlos Castro defeated Oscar Escandon as anticipated however he needed to work arduous to do it.
Castro, a rising featherweight, withstood relentless stress from Escandon, wore him down and at last stopped him within the tenth and remaining spherical on the Manny Pacquiao-Yordenis Ugas card Saturday in Las Vegas.
Escandon (26-6, 18 KOs) is 2-5 in his final seven fights, together with the one on Saturday, however he fought like a person who got here to win.
Castro (27-0, 12 KOs) was wobbled by a couple of shot within the opening spherical, wherein Escandon started to use relentless stress that he maintained till the late rounds.
Castro, the a lot taller of the 2, took management after that, nonetheless, jabbing, shifting and touchdown arduous punches principally from the skin. And even when Escandon labored his method inside, Castro held his personal.
Escandon had slowed down by Round 8 and was ripe for a knockout, the results of Castro’s quick tempo and correct photographs.
Castro completed the job in Round 10, hurting Escandon with a proper hand after which forcing him to the canvas with a barrage of arduous follow-up punches. Escandon received up however couldn’t proceed, which prompted referee Celestino Ruiz to cease the battle.
The official time of the stoppage was 1:08 of Round 10.