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‘A LEVEL ABOVE’:The Englishman stopped the American with a right to the body and a left hook to the temple in the third, while Adrien Broner became the WBC champion

AFP, NOTTINGHAM, England

AFP, LOS ANGELES

Brian Viloria stopped Hernan Marquez in the 10th round on Saturday to add Marquez’s WBA flyweight world title to his own WBO belt.

Viloria, a Filipino-American, knocked down Marquez with a right late in round one and continued to dominate the early rounds.

Mexico’s Marquez came alive in the fifth, unleashing a battery of blows, but Viloria weathered the storm and sent Marquez to the canvas again.

When Viloria sent Marquez down a third time in the 10th with a left to the head, Marquez’s corner threw in the towel and the referee stopped the bout at 1:01 of the round.

Viloria, coming off a technical knockout victory over Mexico’s Omar Romero in the Philippines on May 13, stretched his winning streak to six fights since a defeat to Carlos Tamara in 2010.

He took his record to 32-3 with 19 wins inside the distance, while Marquez fell to 34-3 with 25 knockouts.

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