Leo Santa Cruz wins big, keeps title

• Junior lightweight Francisco Vargas (19-0-1, 13 KOs), a 2008 Mexican Olympian, won a unanimous decision in a very tough, physical fight against Puerto Rico's Abner Cotto (17-2, 8 KOs), a cousin of three-division titleholder Miguel Cotto. The judges had it 97-93, 97-93 and 96-94 for Vargas, whose face was marked up for most of the fight. Cotto finished strong with a big 10th round, but it was too little too late.

• Junior featherweight Joseph Diaz (9-0, 7 KOs), a 2012 U.S. Olympian from South El Monte, Calif., dominated Jovany Fuentes (5-4, 4 KOs) of Puerto Rico en route to a fifth-round knockout. Diaz slowly broke Fuentes down and had him in major trouble as he teed off on him at the closing moments of the fourth round. In the fifth round, Diaz, a southpaw, landed a left hand to the body that badly hurt Fuentes, who doubled over, and referee Russell Mora waved the fight off at 2 minutes, 59 seconds.

• St. Louis junior welterweight Keandre Gibson (9-0-1, 4 KOs) dominated Antonio Wong (11-8-1, 6 KOs) of Mexico, blew Wong's right eye and stopped him when referee Russell Mora stepped in to stop the punishment at 1 minute, 51 seconds of the fourth round.

• In the opening fight on the card, light heavyweight Steve Lovett (8-0, 6 KOs) of Australia made his United States debut and knocked out Francisco Molina (2-3, 2 KOs) of Mexico in the second round, dropping him with a right hand for referee Jay Nady's full count at 1 minute, 13 seconds.

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