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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ji-Hoon Kim Defeats Tyrone Harris TKO 5, Provodnikov Remains Unbeaten



In the main event, 23-year-old lightweight Ji-Hoon Kim (20-5, 17 KO's) stopped Tyrone Harris (24-6, 16 KO's) at 1:52 in round five. Harris jumped on Kim early in the first and second rounds, landing a series of straight lefts and right hooks. However, Kim weathered the storm, and hit Harris with clean, consecutive rights to the head in round four. Harris suffered swelling and a cut above his right eye. In the fifth round, Kim continued his assault on Harris, nailing the southpaw with a right uppercut and overhand right to the head. Then, Kim landed a left hook to the body that sent Harris to the canvas. Harris got back to his feet, but was met with a barrage of punches from Kim, while his back was against the ropes. Kim has now won his last twelve fights, eleven by knockout.

 Pictured: Ji-Hoon Kim

Ruslan Provodnikov improved to (15-0, 10 KO's) after scoring an eighth round stoppage over Javier Jauregui (53-17-2, 36 KO's). Provodnikov started strong, landing punishing body shots in the opening round. Both fighters exchanged blow-for-blow in an action packed bout, but Jauregui could not match the pace of the 26-year-old Russian. Provodnikov was relentless in his punch output, and kept charging Jauregui until he wore down. Jauregui, 36, was able to hit Provodnikov with some counter left hooks and right uppercuts, although Provodnikov absorbed the punches. Provodnikov displayed enormous strength for a light welterweight, and would be a handful for any future opponent.

In a light heavyweight bout, Maxim Vlasov (16-0, 7 KO's) scored a first round knockout over Julius Fogle (15-2, 10 KO's). Fogle could not beat the ten count after being struck with a hard, overhand right.

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