Watch: Miguel Angel Gonzalez viciously knocks out Saul Rodriguez

Miguel Angel Gonzalez flex.0 - Watch: Miguel Angel Gonzalez viciously knocks out Saul Rodriguez

The unbeaten prospect was chopped down in violent fashion on ESPN+.

The fights are underway tonight in Temecula, California, for ESPN’s Commey-Beltran card, and we’ve already seen a pretty notable upset about halfway through the prelims, which came in wicked fashion just moments ago, and can be seen below.

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Miguel Angel Gonzalez KO-3 Saul Rodriguez

A brutal KO, a Knockout of the Year contender, and a solid upset here for Gonzalez (25-4, 22 KO) over Rodriguez (23-1-1, 17 KO). Rodriguez, 26, has been a prospect at 130 for years, but things never quite got untracked for him — he’s changed trainers, bounced from Top Rank to Mayweather back to Top Rank, and here he got caught cold in the opening 10 seconds, dropped in the first round:

Rodriguez never quite looked right, never had a chance to look right. He bounced back OK in the second round, but he got into a firefight exchange with Gonzalez again in the third, and Gonzalez viciously decked him and put him out:

Christopher Zavala UD-6 Prisco Marquez

Zavala, 19, improves to 5-0 (2 KO) in his first six-round fight. Young and has skills, trained by Manny Robles. Marquez drops to 4-1-1 (1 KO).

Dmitry Yun UD-4 Jose Antonio Meza

Scores were 39-36 across the board for Yun (1-0, 0 KO), making his pro debut. Yun is an experienced amateur and now part of Egis Klimas’ stable. The 25-year-old lightweight wasn’t incredibly impressive here and lost a point in the fourth for hitting behind the head, but Meza (6-4, 1 KO) is a long, somewhat awkward opponent, too, a 135-pounder with a 74-inch reach. So we’ll see with Yun going forward.

David Kaminsky UD-4 Osbaldo Gonzalez

Scores were unanimous at 40-36 for Kaminsky (5-0, 2 KO), an 18-year-old Israeli middleweight now based in California. Top Rank signed Kaminsky at 17 and he’s looked OK as a pro prospect in the last year and change — not a blue chipper, but also still very young and very much a work in progress.

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