You can read our full recap of last night's ShoBox, but here are quick excerpts:
Austin Trout TKO-6 Frank LoPorto:
In the main event, WBA "regular" 154-pound titleholder Austin "No Doubt" Trout beat the crap out of a hopelessly overmatched Frank LoPorto in a fight that was even worse in practice than it was on paper. While the live crowd stood on their feet and cheered, a TV camera inspection of the fight revealed a disgusting mismatch that should never have taken place at all.
... Finally, in a brutal sixth round, with LoPorto looking terribly desperate for the fight to be stopped, his corner jumped on the apron and screamed for referee Rafael Ramos to stop the bout. Ramos, though, didn't see or hear them, and let LoPorto take a few more shots for good measure after being staggered into the ropes. As the white towel of surrender flew at Ramos' back, he finally stepped in to call a halt to the "action."
Michael Oliveira DQ-8 Xavier Toliver:
In the co-feature, things were a little more competitive, which is not to say they were competitive. Michael Oliveira, the 21-year-old middleweight prospect from Brazil, took an early rush from Atlanta's Xavier Toliver, shook it off, and came back to dominate the fight. In the eighth round, with Toliver looking and sounding so bad in the corner that his trainer wanted to stop the fight (and said he would if two more good punches landed), Toliver was disqualified for hitting on the break.
After the jump, photos from both fights.
All photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME