Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Samuel Vargas went just about to script on Friday evening.
The highly-rated American prospect outworked and outclassed his gutsy gatekeeper opponent and continued his development up the welterweight ranks.
Nonetheless, there was one second in spherical 5 that might not have been farther from the script.
With two minutes remaining within the session, Vargas quickly backed off and let loose a burp.
This was clearly audible because the battle occurred with no followers in attendance because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ortiz Jr regarded briefly greatly surprised, however then replied, ‘It’s that rooster, boy,’ which drew fun from these at ringside.
The 22-year-old then returned to work and battered his 31-year-old opponent from pillar to put up.
By the tip of spherical seven, referee Jack Reiss had seen sufficient and jumped in to name a halt to the competition.
Ortiz Jr is now 16-Zero with 16 KOs and shutting in on a world title shot.
Vargas is now 31-6-2, awaiting his subsequent name.