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Keith Thurman, Lucas Matthysse win by stoppage
Lucas Matthysse stops John Molina Jr. in 11th, Keith Thurman stays unbeaten with 3rd-round win
By GREG BEACHAM
Associated Press
2014-04-27 12:42 PM

CARSON, California (AP) -- Rising welterweight Keith Thurman remained unbeaten Saturday night, stopping Julio Diaz after three rounds when Diaz's corner threw in the towel due to an injured rib.

Lucas Matthysse overcame two early knockdowns and stopped John Molina Jr. early in the 11th round of the Argentine 140-pound star's dynamite return to the ring. Matthysse knocked down the bloody Molina in each of the final three rounds, culminating in a decisive combination.

Omar Figueroa Jr. also retained his WBC lightweight title with a split-decision victory over Jerry Belmontes on a chilly night before an energized crowd at the outdoor ring south of Los Angeles.

Thurman (23-0, 23 KOs) retained his WBA interim welterweight title, knocking down Diaz in the second round of his seventh fight in less than two years.

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