Charles Huerta of Paramount lost consecutive fights in 2011, but he has rebounded with back-to-back knockouts.
The most recent came Saturday when he clocked Jonathan Alcantara, dropping him with a huge right hand in the first round. Alcantara got up, but was in no condition to continue, Huerta getting a first-round technical knockout at 1:30 of the round at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario on the undercard of Chris Arreola-Bermane Stiverne.
Huerta, 26, is now 18-3 with 11 knockouts. Alcantara, 24, of Novato, Calif., is 6-10-2. Their featherweight bout was scheduled for six rounds.