Hernandez defeats Morales

Former WBO bantamweight champion Alejandro "Payasito" Hernandez beat countryman Humberto "Chato" Morales with an eighth round TKO on Friday night at Mexico City.

The fight was stopped in the 8th round by Morales' (14-12-4, 8 Kos) corner to give Hernandez (30-11-2, 16 KOs) the win.

Hernandez looked good on the night coming back from a rough start to win the latter rounds causing swelling around Morales' left eye. 

The fight was abruptly stopped in the eighth round by Morales' corner man, who signalled to the referee to stop the fight.

In other fights on the card, junior welterweight Alejandro “El Piston” Palmeros (9-1, 6 KOs) knocked out Francisco “Barreta” Rojo (14-3, 11 KOs) in two rounds.

Super featherweight Gabriel Perea (11-2, 8 KOs) won his bout easily knocking out Irvin Marin (9-2, 4 KOs) in the third round.

There was another knockout when Flyweight Hugo Guarneros (13-1-1, 11 KOs) finished off Victor Perez (6-4, 1 KO) in round three.