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WOODLAND, Calif. -- Saturday night, from the Woodland Community Senior Center, 2004 U.S. Olympian Vicente Escobedo fought in his hometown for the first time in his 28-bout career, as he met Lonnie Smith of Las Vegas in the ten-round main event of TeleFutura's Solo Boxeo. Escobedo made it a successful homecoming, dismantling Smith in the 1st round, dropping him three times before the fight was waved off. Escobedo (24-3, 14 KOs) came into the fight at 129 pounds, which marks the lightest he had ever weighed for a fight in his run as a professional. It marked his second fight in a row in the junior lightweight division, where Escobedo hoped to bring new life to his career after previous failed attempts at breaking through at the world level in the lightweight division. “Better late than never,” said an elated Escobedo following the win. “I didn't have any problems getting down to 130 and there's a new Escobedo at this weight.” Smith found a home for his jab to b...
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