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Moya scores an 11th-round knockout of Vargas

Updated: October 14, 2001, 10:25 PM ET
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McALLEN, Texas -- Eidy Moya of Venezuela posted a stunning 11th-round knockout of Mexico's Adan Vargas on Sunday night to capture the vacant WBA bantamweight title.

Fighting in the United States for the first time, the unheralded Moya (15-1, eight knockouts) dropped Vargas in the second round and used his awkward style to dominate the early action.

"I was well-prepared to fight," Moya said through an interpreter. "I knew I was going to win the fight."

Moya surprised the Mexican ...

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