–Yenifel Vicente relentlessly moved forward and pressured Juan Dominguez from the outset, rocking him several times with monster right crosses and left hooks in the first round.
–Vicente knocked Dominguez out cold and flat on his back in the center of the ring with a thundering overhand right hand to the temple, bringing an end to the fight at 20 seconds of the third round.
It was supposed to be unbeaten Juan Dominguez's nationally televised coming-out party, but countryman Yenifel Vicente turned the lights out early.
After controlling the tempo in the first two rounds, Vicente knocked Dominguez out cold with a roundhouse sledgehammer of a right hand that left his opponent flat on his back in the center of the ring as referee Earl Brown waved an end to the bout 20 seconds into the third round at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey.
Dominguez left the ring on a stretcher but was responsive and moving soon afterward. He was taken to the hospital for further evaluation.
Vicente (28-3-2, 20 KOs) was aggressive from the outset, swarming his fellow 122-pound Dominican Republic native with a two-fisted attack. Dominguez (19-1, 13 KOs) had a point deducted in the second round for repeated low blows, but it hardly slowed Vicente.
Soon after the start of the third, Vicente reared back near the center of the ring and caught Dominguez perfectly with the final blow, his overhand right making a late case for knockout of the year.
- Dominguez vs Vicente