Welterweight Danny O'Connor had an easy time tonight in his FOX Sports 1-televised main event from Plymouth, Massachusetts, promoted by Golden Boy and the Dropkick Murphys, battering Virginia club fighter Andrew Farmer en route to a fourth round knockout.
O'Connor (24-2, 8 KO) beat up on Farmer (18-3-1, 7 KO), dropping him in round two and again in round four to score the knockout at 2:35. It wasn't a competitive fight, as even against the limited O'Connor, Farmer looked pretty well out of his depth. But it did get a boost from a vocal crowd, and there was some blood, so hey, all's well that has loud people and blood.
Mark DeLuca RTD-4 Ryan Davis
Davis, 36, is a veteran fighter who's been around the block a few times, and had lost five in a row heading into this fight. Make it six against local middleweight prospect "Bazooka" DeLuca (12-0, 9 KO), a former Marine who put him down three times in a totally one-sided beating. DeLuca, 26, may or may not be a real prospect, but we certainly didn't learn anything from this fight other than he can beat up a guy who probably shouldn't be fighting anymore. Punch stats had DeLuca landing 104 of 294 (35%) to Davis' 46 of 218 (21%), but that doesn't even really tell the story. DeLuca landed harder, hurt Davis consistently, and just had his way in there.
Sharif Bogere KO-5 Fernando Garcia
Bogere (26-2, 18 KO) handled his business in this one, totally overwhelming the overmatched Garcia (30-7-2, 18 KO) en route to the stoppage. Bogere, 26, outworked and outhustled and outeverythinged Garcia, 25, dropping him early in the second round and finishing him off at 2:30 of the fifth. "The Lion" may be in line for another title shot at 135 soon enough. Final punch stats had Bogere landing 195 of 498 (39%) compared to just 39 of 157 (25%) for Garcia.
Jason Quigley KO-1 Greg McCoy
It was mentioned during the fight that McCoy (3-4-1, 1 KO) hadn't fought in over three years due to a detached retina. He didn't last long in this one, as he was knocked out hard in 2:39. Quigley (3-0, 3 KO) pretty much had his way here, as McCoy barely even looked like a pro boxer, with poor timing that Paulie Malignaggi managed to point out via McCoy's jab in the short time the fight lasted. This was an East Coast showcase for the Irish Quigley, where he could turn into a draw down the road.