With most looking forward to Timothy Bradley vs Juan Manuel Marquez many might have missed another Top Rank event that took place on Oct. 11th at the same venue. The Thomas and Mack in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tecate bought all the tickets for Top Rank and hosted a free event to the public. Yes you heard right it was free and open seating. The matches were televised on UniMas.The main stars of the night were Jesse Vargas and 2012 prospect of the year Jesse Magdaleno.
Jesse Vargas in the main event took on Ray Narh of Ghana. Ray Narh seem to give Jesse Vargas fits in the middle rounds as it seemed Jesse Vargas exhaustion came a little early. None the less Vargas kept fighting and downed his opponent in the 10th and final round. Ray Nark would get up, but by the time he was up the match was over from the final bell toll just seconds later. Too many ringside it seemed like the knockdown was what gave Jesse Vargas the edge in a close fight. The judges ringside however scored it well in favor of Vargas. Two judges scored it 98-91 and the other judge 97-92 all in favor of Jesse Vargas by unaminous deciscion.
Jesse Magdaleno another Las Vegas resident was also on the card as the co-main event as he faced Raul Hidalgo. Raul Hidalgo was over matched from the start and Jesse Magdaleno was ablt to get rid of his opponent after only three rounds of action via TKO.
As a Las Vegas resident myself I invited many friends and family in the area to this event. They were all satified with their none money’s worth as every fight ended in knockout fashion with exception of the main event. A great free night of boxing that couldn’t be beat.