Jhonny Gonzalez stops Jackson Asiku in 5th round to capture IBO featherweight title

Jhonny Gonzalez of Mexico City stopped Australia's Jackson Asiku in the fifth round Wednesday night to capture the IBO featherweight title.

In the fifth, Gonzalez put together a flurry of punches to the head that forced the champion into the corner and rendered him helpless.

Gonzalez, the former WBO bantamweight champion, dropped Asiku with a series of combinations to the head in the fourth round and with left hooks to the head two times in the fifth.

Asiku was transported to a hospital for examination after the bout.

Gonzalez improved to 46-7 with 44 knockouts, while Asiku feel to 26-4 with 14 KOs.