By Jose Santana Jr: Lightweight prospect Michael “The Artist” Perez remained undefeated Friday stopping Marcos Herrera in the eighth and final round of the main event at the Felix Mendez Acevedo Coliseum in Lares, Puerto Rico.
The 21-year-old Newark, N.J., native finished Herrera with a barrage of punches forcing the referee to call a halt to the bout at the 1:38 mark.
Perez picked up his 12th victory (six knockouts) with no losses and one draw, and Herrera fell to 6-4-1 (2).
In the co-feature, other popular Puerto Rican prospect Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez also scored a stoppage win in the fifth round of his scheduled eight-rounder over veteran Colombian John Alberto Molina.
The 22-year-old super bantamweight improved to 15-0 (12) and Molina tacks on another loss to his ledger of 28-15-3 (19).
The seven-bout card was presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with Golden Boy Promotions and televised by Telefutura’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate” series.
Michael Zewski UD6 Joseph de los Santos – Middleweight
Daniel Jimenez TKO5 Miguel Angel Munguia – Light Welterweight
Miguel Robles UD6 Felipe Almanza – Featherweight
Eddie Gomez TKO2 Jose Ramon Sanchez – Middleweight
Braulio Santos TKO1 Jose Padilla – Super Featherweight