- Alex Rincon scored a thumping, second-round knockout win Saturday.
- He then appeared to collapse after his win, but did not seem to need medical attention.
- Watch Rincon’s devastating finish right here.
LOS ANGELES — Disturbing scenes unfolded at a boxing event Saturday as Alex Rincon delivered a spectacularly violent knockout win against Luis Sanchez, and then appeared to collapse shortly after.
An unbeaten boxer from Dallas, Texas, Rincon destroyed Sanchez in the second round of their middleweight fight that took place on the preliminary section of the Golden Boy Promotions show at the Galen Center, Los Angeles.
Rincon had Sanchez on the floor twice and, really, the bout could have been waved off after the first knockdown as the hammer of a right-handed punch was so brilliant and effective that a winner had seemingly been declared there and then.
Despite Sanchez staggering around the ring and needing far more than a customary 10 seconds to continue boxing, the referee allowed him to continue.
It was a strange decision as he offered no resistance to two milder follow-up shots — punches that Sanchez needlessly took.
Sanchez returned to the floor — this time for good. The referee started counting but, again, Sanchez was completely off-balance when he returned to his feet. He was in no fit state to continue. It was all over.
Watch the finish right here:
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Only, it wasn’t all over.
Though Rincon was triumphant and advanced his unbeaten pro boxing record to 10 wins (seven knockouts), he appeared to collapse in his corner after the victory.
He did not seem to faint, or require too much medical attention, but it was concerning to see from press row.
Earlier in the Golden Boy Promotions card, emerging star prospect Miguel Gaona stole the show with a blistering 30-second knockout win over super lightweight opponent Gilberto Aguilar.
Ramla Ali bulldozed through Shelly Barnett, Dalis Kaleiopu beat Manuel Lara late in the fourth round by knockout, and John Ramirez overcame Roberto Pucheta after six rounds by decision.
Elsewhere, Alejandro Reyes, who Insider profiled earlier this week after speaking to the youngster and his coach Jose Saucedo, earned the seventh win of his career by defeating Daniel Evangelista Jr.
The Golden Boy event on DAZN was topped by a main event featuring charismatic welterweight Blair Cobbs and emerging rival Alexis Rocha.
Knockout puncher Vergil Ortiz Jr. was due to headline the show but spent Monday night in hospital because of rhabdomyolysis.
In a statement upon the start of his recovery, Ortiz said “things could have been worse.”