Bacon scores 2nd straight knockout victory in Miami

Filipino prospect Jameson Bacon caught Roque Junco flush on the chin to end their welterweight bout on Friday, November 20 (Saturday, November 21, Philippine time) at Media Plus Studios Hialeah in Miami, Florida,

Having measured the distance in the first round, Bacon sneaked in a solid left hook that sent the Argentine flat on his back in the second of a scheduled 8-rounder to continue his mission to gain world ranking.

With Junco rendered unconscious, the referee didn't even bother to count, rewarding Bacon with his second straight knockout victory in the United States, where he has been holed up since the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 30-years-old Bacon, who also stopped another Argentine, Gonzalo Dallera, in the second round last month, climbed to 25-4 with 18 knockouts.

Junco dropped to 10-8-1, with 6 knockouts.

Bacon, who took a long break from boxing from 2013 to 2018, lost to Darragh Foley by unanimous decision on November 16, 2019, in Sydney Australia.

Elated by the result, Bacon told Sanman Promotions head JC Manangquil he preferred staying in Miami to train further rather than go home to Cebu City for the holiday season.

According to Manangquil, Bacon felt he is in top form now and is looking forward to more and better fight offers in the US.

Bacon and fellow Sanman fighter Reymart Gaballo are being trained by Moro Fernandez at the Cuban's gym in Miami. – Rappler.com