Freddy Hernandez, 28-1, 19 KO’s, was involved in an ugly brawl with former champion, DeMarcus Corley, 36-13-1, 21 KO’s, until he caught him with a devastating right hand in the fifth round. It was just a rough fight for both men as they kept running head first into each other and beginning to foul. It all came to an end when the right hand landed. Corley was out before he hit the floor and couldn’t get up. It was a great performance by Hernandez and more evidence that Corley is a totally spent force.
Ed Paredes, 24-3-1, 15 KO’s, scored an impressive second round stoppage of Joey Hernandez, 15-1-1, 8 KO’s, a fighter that he drew with in August of 2009. In their first fight, the foul-fest featured a lot of rough moments including Hernandez body slamming Paredes en route to the draw. In the first round, Hernandez and Paredes fought relatively evenly, exchanging punches. Hernandez threw wide punches and grabbed often. In the second round, it looked like much of the same until Paredes landed with a left hook that put Hernandez down for the ten count. It was a great knockout and impressive performance for Paredes.
Glen Johnson, 50-13-2, 34 KO’s, has once again put himself in line for a title shot, winning an IBF Title Eliminator with a sixth round stoppage of Yusaf Mack, 28-3-2, 17 KO’s. Johnson kept moving forward and putting pressure on the younger Mack, who was countering very well. As the pressure continued, Mack began to wilt and began finding himself pinned against the ropes.
In the sixth round, a right hand sent Mack to the floor. He got up, only to be knocked down again by the same right hand. He got up unsure and groggy and was put down again quickly after, prompting the referee to stop the fight and Johnson has lived to fight another day. He will now be in line for a crack at the champ, Tavoris Cloud, 20-0, 18 KO’s, in the near future.