Super Bantamweights: Adam Lopez UD-10 Mario Munoz
A solid performance for Lopez (15-0, 7 KO), who keeps moving forward at 122 pounds. The San Antonio prospect won on scores of 97-93, 98-92, and 98-92. BLH had it 97-93 for Lopez. Munoz mostly had trouble with the sharp counter punching of Lopez, whose trainer says they want to see him in a big fight -- a world title fight -- by the end of this year. Not sure he's quite ready for that, or will be this year, but he's definitely a legitimate prospect.
Super Middleweights: Ronald Ellis D-8 Jerry Odom
This one was a majority draw, with Ellis getting one card 78-74, and the other two even at 76-76. It was a fair decision, though the 6-2 Ellis card is hard to see. But that was judge Donald Givens, who is, frankly, not very good at judging. BLH had it 77-75 for Odom (13-2-1, 12 KO). Ellis is now 12-0-1 (10 KO).
Ellis vs. Odom heating up in round 2. #ShoBox #Boxing https://t.co/JyRtCYMPyV— SHOWTIME SPORTS (@SHOsports) February 20, 2016
Lightweights: O'Shaquie Foster TKO-7 Lavisas Williams
Foster (10-1, 7 KO) made a disappointing ShoBox debut last November, losing to Samuel Teah. Tonight, he showed more of the promise that was ... promised. Foster, a 22-year-old prospect from Houston, did damage early, and dropped Williams (8-1-1, 3 KO) four times in the fight. This was exactly the performance Foster needed.
O'Shaquie Foster seals the deal and takes down Lavisas Williams via TKO in round 7. #ShoBox #Boxing https://t.co/ZlTnLfwTp4— SHOWTIME SPORTS (@SHOsports) February 20, 2016
Super Middleweights: Christopher Brooker D-8 John Magda
This was highway robbery. Brooker (7-1-1, 5 KO) pretty clearly won this fight, but judges' scores came back 77-74 for Magda, 78-74 for Brooker, and 76-76, resulting in a split draw. Magda (11-0-1, 7 KO) won three rounds at best in this fight. BLH gave him two, for a 78-74 Brooker score. The judge who scored the fight 76-76, Donald Givens, was suspended by New Jersey years ago after the scoring of the Paul Williams-Erislandy Lara fight. The judge who scored it for Magda, James Kinney, was somehow even worse. Brooker got jobbed here. His style isn't pretty, but he outlanded Magda nearly 2-to-1, outworked him, and won at least five very clear rounds.
Brooker gets the better of Magda in round 7 of their super middleweight bout. #ShoBox #Boxing https://t.co/Qk8lHQtOmd— SHOWTIME SPORTS (@SHOsports) February 20, 2016