Ji Hoon Kim, 20-5, 17 KO’s, survived an early onslaught and some very big punches from Tyrone Harris, 24-6, 16 KO’s, to drop him in the fifth and get the stoppage. Harris used some effective body shots early but Kim was relentless and just kept walking through the punishment, eventually finding a shot to the jaw, dropping Harris. Harris got up at 8 and continued on, but an attack against the ropes would convince the referee that the fight was over. A good win for Kim.
Light welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov, 14-0, 9 KO’s, showed grit and power as he hunted down Javier Jauregui, 53-16-2, 36 KO’s, and stopped him in the eighth round. In the first round, Provodnikov went after the body of his opponent and took a couple of good body shots himself, but the end result was never in question. Jauregui never had an answer for the strength of the Russian prospect and as the rounds went on, he became less and less ambitious…just looking to survive. In the eighth round, the referee stopped the beating and Provodnikov scored a good victory in his young career.