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Antonio DeMarco stopped Jorge Linares in the 11th round of a bloody bout, rallying late to claim the WBC lightweight title Saturday night. Danny Garcia also battered Kendall Holt to remain unbeaten with a split-decision victory in a 140-pound fight on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins' light heavyweight title fight against Chad Dawson at Staples Center. The undercard was highlighted by 52-year-old Dewey Bozella's victory in his pro boxing debut after 26 years in prison, but DeMarco also put on a show. The Mexican 135-pounder lost most of the early rounds, but opened a persistent cut on the bridge of Linares' nose. DeMarco appeared to gain strength during a thoroughly one-sided 11th round, which was finally stopped with 28 seconds left.
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