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Sunday Punch: Rau’shee Warren gets Damien Vazquez dancing

A knockout from an unlikely source.

Guillermo Rigondeaux v John Riel Casimero
Rau’Shee Warren knocked out Damien Vazquez on a Showtime Boxing Championship card.
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Saturday’s John Riel Casimero vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux “fight” was unbearably bad, but at least there was a cool knockout from an unexpected source on the undercard.

Former bantamweight champion Rau’shee Warren (19-3, 5 KOs) opened up the Showtime Boxing broadcast against Damien Vazquez (15-3-1, 8 KOs), whom if we’re being honest is just not a high-level fighter but he’s also not a can. With that said, Warren has seldom knocked anyone out in his professional career despite his frequent willingness to exchange hard punches.

This wasn’t competitive at all. Warren just bulldozed Vazquez and scored a knockdown in round one before really taking Vazquez out with a hard left hand in round two. Vazquez tried his hardest to stay upright but ended up doing a dance move before the referee saved him from further punishment.

Watch the video below:

Warren is still in the mix as a contender at 118 lbs and depending on the matchup he can be in some good action fights (like he was in his title bout loss to Nordine Oubaali). I guarantee you him against Casimero would’ve been far better television than that snoozer with Rigo. Vazquez now has consecutive knockout defeats, with the previous one coming against current unified bantamweight champion Brandon Figueroa.