(AFP) – Mar 1, 2008
LEMOORE, California (AFP) — Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero emphatically stopped Jason Litzau in the eighth round here Friday to retain his International Boxing Federation featherweight world title.
Guerrero knocked down Litzau once in the eighth, the challenger climbing off the canvas only to be sent down again by a punishing combination that saw him counted out at 2:25 of the round.
Guerrero improved to 22-1-1 with 15 wins inside the distance as he made another successful defense of the title he won from Erick Aiken on September 2, 2006, in Los Angeles.
The Mexican-American has now won six straight fights, not including a no-contest, since his only pro defeat in 2005.
Litzau, who like Guerrero is 24, fell to 23-2 with 19 knockouts.
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