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Maldonado stops Hernandez

November 11, 1997

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) _ Oscar Maldonado of Mexico stopped countryman Baudilio Hernandez at the end of the third round Monday night in a scheduled 10-round junior featherweight bout.

Maldonado, who weighed 123 1/2 pounds, improved to 18-6-2 with his 13th knockout. Hernandez, 123, dropped to 21-5-1.

In another scheduled 10-rounder, Jose Lopez of Puerto Rico, stopped Fernando Valencia of Los Angeles in the ninth round of a super flyweight bout. Lopez improved to 19-3-1 with his 18th knockout. Valencia is 19-10-1.

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