Chavez TKOs Manfredo in fifth round

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. defended his WBC round TKO against Peter Manfredo Jr. at the Reliant Arena.

Chavez (44-0-1, 31 KOs) was dominant in his first title defense, pummeling Manfredo (37-7) until the referee stopped the bout after the latter absorbed a barrage of punches.