Jr. welterweight contender Kendall Holt (28-5, 15 KOs) floored Tim Coleman (19-2-1, 5 KOs) four times before referee Ray Corona stepped in and called a halt to the action at the request of Coleman’s corner. The first knockdown came by way of a vicious left hook to the body and from there it was just a matter of time. Coleman’s corner threw in the towel after the fourth knockdown.
Coleman who boasted about drinking a Corona before the fight, was stopped by body shots in his previous fight with Vernon Paris.
“When the blueprint has been laid down in front of you, the only recourse is to follow it” said Holt “You don’t have to do it exactly the way you saw it but you will do yourself some good by following that blueprint”
Featherweight prospect Abraham Lopez (17-0, 12 KOs) edged out a unanimous decision over Gabriel Tolmajyan (12-2-1, 3 KOs) after eights rounds. Aside from a couple of head clashes that bruised up both guys, the fight was petty uneventful. Neither fighter had a stand out moment but Tolmajyan did press the action and at the very least deserved more credit on the scorecards. Scores were 78-74, 78-74 and 79-73.