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FNF Boxcino 2014 results: Brandon Adams, Raymond Gatica, Vitaliy Kopylenko, Willie Monroe Jr advance

The first round of the Boxcino 2014 middleweight tournament is in the books.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

This week's Boxcino tournament quarterfinals featured the middleweights in action, and though they had a lot to live up to after last week's lightweight fights, it was a pretty entertaining show in its own right. (Probably not as good as the lightweights, but plenty of action.)

Brandon Adams RTD-4 Daniel Edouard

Edouard, 33, hadn't fought since January 2011, at which point he'd lost back-to-back fights. Make it three in a row, as the Haitian veteran just didn't have much left in the tank for this Boxcino opportunity. Adams, 24, stayed undefeated, improving to 13-0 (9 KO) when Edouard retired from the fight after four rounds. Edouard was knocked down in the fourth, at which point he was just done. Edouard is now 23-5-2 (14 KO).

Raymond Gatica TKO-4 Sena Agbeko

Ghana's Agbeko had the pretty 15-0, all KOs record coming in, but he wasn't very...good. Gatica (14-2, 9 KO) totally exposed his inexperience and put a beating on him in the third and fourth rounds, stopping him in round four after a series of unanswered shots, after pretty much wearing him out in round three. Between the frames, Agbeko (15-1, 15 KO) was pretty clearly finished. He had nothing.

Vitaliy Kopylenko TKO-2 Cerresso Fort

Easily the most impressive performance of the first three fights, as Kopylenko (23-0, 13 KO) was clearly on another level from Fort (17-3-1, 11 KO), flooring the Minnesotan twice in round two and finishing him off. Based entirely on two rounds of action in one fight and only on what we saw this evening as a whole, Kopylenko is The Man To Beat!

Willie Monroe Jr UD-6 Donatas Bondas

Monroe won on scores of 59-55, 59-55, and 58-56. I didn't pay much attention to this one in favor of ShoBox.

Monroe-Kopylenko and Adams-Gatica will be the semifinal matchups.

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