Middleweight contender Andy Lee (30-2-, 21 KO's) needed just 1:27 seconds to dispose of Darryl Cunningham (28-5, 11 KO's) in the main event.
Lee, a 28-year-old southpaw, hurt Cunningham with a thunderous right hook-straight left combination approximately forty seconds into the bout. At that point, Lee connected with a barrage of piercing punches until Cunningham slipped to the canvas in the corner. Referee Benjy Esteves immediately halted the action.
Rose Stuns Parsley
Louis Rose (7-1, 2 KO's) shocked the crowd in attendance when he unanimously outpointed Brooklyn's Delen Parsley (10-1, 3 KO's) in an eight-round super middleweight contest. Rose received tallies of 77-74 and 76-75 twice.
Parsley, 25, utilized a piston-like jab to keep Rose from applying any pressure in round one. By round two, Rose began to close the distance.
In round four, Parsley started to land more punches behind his lightning-quick left jab until Rose charged forward with a swift four-punch combination, sending the Brooklynite to the canvas for a few seconds.
During round five, Rose efficiently timed Parsley with overhand rights when Parsley abandoned the jab for brief periods.
By the sixth round, Parsley exhibited minor swelling under both eyes. However, for the majority of the minutes in each round, Parsley appeared to be consistently outboxing Rose easily with his left jab.
In rounds seven and eight, Parsley used his superior lateral movement and cracking hand speed to create the impression he amassed additional rounds in the bank. On the official scorecards, however, that would not be the case, as Parsley sustained his first professional defeat.
Russ Outpoints Jordan
Super middleweight prospect Lamar Russ (13-0, 7 KO's) stayed unbeaten, capturing an eight-round unanimous decision in an action-filled match-up with Rochester, New York's Russell Jordan (15-10, 10 KO's). Score totals were 79-73 twice and 78-74.
Russ, 26, connected early in the first round with a series of crisp left hooks.
Russ broke through Jordan's defensive guard in the second round, peppering him with multiple shots off his steady left jab.
After Jordan, a slick southpaw, briefly stunned Russ with a well-timed straight left in the third, Russ started to unleash a storm of punches with Jordan's back against the ropes. Both fighters were gassed as the round ended.
Jordan nullified Russ' attack in the fourth round by increasing his use of angles and feints.
In the fifth round, Jordan bloodied Russ' nose. Russ lacked consistency with his left jab, which enabled Jordan to fire and land a wide range of punches.
Jordan anticipated Russ' assault better in round six, but fouled him low with a left uppercut.
Russ displayed a higher work rate in round seven, ripping off a series of straight rights that dazed Jordan.
Jordan exhibited a durable chin, although he almost got knocked out in the eighth and final round. Russ hurt Jordan with a succession of left hooks, pounding Jordan as he lay on the ropes. Shortly thereafter, a flush right-hand shot from Russ seemed to leave Jordan out on his feet. The bell may have saved Jordan from being knocked unconscious.
Heavyweight Tor Hamer (20-2, 13 KO's) ended Maurenzo Smith's (11-6-2, 8 KO's) night with a big left hook at 1:31 of round three. Hamer did a terrific job mixing up his shots throughout the fight, thoroughly assaulting Smith. Hamer started with rock-solid body shots, and subsequently pounced his head.
Neuky Santelises (5-0, 4 KO's) used his devastating left hook, along with an untiring onslaught of punches to annihilate Aaron Chavez (3-3-1) in lightweight contest. Official time of the knockout was 2:15 of round one.
In a cruiserweight battle, Jay Rodriguez (0-0-1) and Andre Ward (1-1-3, 1 KO) fought to a four-round majority draw. Official score totals were 38-38 twice and 39-37 in favor of Ward. Both fighters threw and landed wide punches during the course of the fight, while sporting inept defense.
Junior lightweight Elizier Agosto (2-2, 2 KO's) ruined Angel Suarez' pro debut with a destructive second-round knockout.
In a close, highly competitive first round, Suarez landed the cleaner, more punishing blows. Yet, Agosto's right-hand shot caught Suarez, momentarily staggering him in round two. When Suarez got his balance back, he unleashed many severe body shots, including one that landed on Agosto low. Following a furious exchange, Agosto discharged a sneaky right uppercut, flattening Suarez instantly. Suarez attempted to sit up, but leaned back down. Time of the knockout was 2:59.
Louis Cruz (3-0, 2 KO's) effortlessly outclassed Michael Carreras (0-3) via scores of 40-36 twice and 39-37 in a welterweight battle.
After a spiritless first round, Cruz tagged Carreras with a speedy, counter-left hook in round two.
While trading shots in round three, Cruz accidentally hit Carreras below the belt.
During round four, Carreras snapped Cruz' head back with a stiff left jab. Cruz absorbed it, and rocked Carreras with a double jab - straight right combination in the closing moments of the fight.
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