Flyweight Oscar “Chapito” Vasquez (9-1 2 KOs) earned his ninth victory by stopping San Diego’s Jose Toribio (6-2) Saturday night in Fallon, NV.
The scheduled eight-round contest was action packed from the opening bell with both fighters having their moments. Vasquez’s stuck to boxing while Toribio pushed the action. As the bout moved to the final rounds, Toribio began to land more punches than he had been able to in previous rounds. In the seventh round, uncharted territory for both fighters, Vasquez landed a vicious left hook to the body, which paralyzed Toribio. He was unable to recover.
This was the first scheduled eight-round contest for both. It was a tough and entertaining fight that got the Northern Nevada crowd on it’s feet. Although Fallon is practically Vasquez’s hometown, the fans enthusiastically expressed their appreciation for the game Toribio afterward.
With the victory, Vasquez continues his impressive win-streak, and also continues to grow his profile in the flyweight division.
Saturday’s fight card was presented by Top Rank Inc., Let’s Get It On Promotions, and The City of Fallon as part of the annual “Rural Rumble.”