O’Shaquie Foster stops Miguel Roman in round 9 in Ring metropolis country opener
Fringe junior light-weight contender O’Shaquie Foster dropped former world title challenger Miguel ‘Mickey’ Roman twice before the fight changed into stopped in round 9 Thursday evening on the Wild Card gymnasium in Hollywood, California.
Foster improves to 18-2 (eleven knockouts) and is now riding an eight-bout winning streak relationship lower back to July 2016.
The combat headlined the debut card of “Ring city country”, a new boxing broadcast and content material platform, marking the first of several telecasts of live boxing on NBC activities community with a purpose to take place on Thursdays all through 2021. a hoop was set up in the parking lot outside the famed gym it really is owned by Freddie Roach.
although, prior in the day, no one became certain if the Foster-Roman fight would even take region.
Bobby Benton, who trains Foster, announced prior Thursday on Twitter that he came across a pair of Cleto Reyes gloves that Roman became going to make use of for the combat that had padding removed. Benton didn’t simplest accuse Reyes outright of wrongdoing, however mentioned, “i can’t let my combatants get cheated.”
The California Athletic fee become made privy to the situation, confiscating the gloves and a returned-up pair as neatly. Moments earlier than the NBC activities network telecast all started, a supply near the construction instructed The Ring the combat changed into not ever going to be postponed or cancelled because the fee supplied Roman with a similar pair of Cleto Reyes gloves.
After Foster changed into made aware about what happened, he made an ominous prediction: “He about to get this work.”
halfway all the way through the hole round, Foster dropped Roman, who is ranked No. 9 by The Ring, with a appropriate cross to the top. Roman barely beat the count number, but was video game after getting up from the canvas.
The taller Foster was the busier and extra valuable boxer from the outside. As Roman tried to walk Foster down, Foster quite simply countered to the pinnacle of Roman, connecting with right uppercuts or left hooks to the top.
Roman become starting to let his arms go greater right through the 2nd half of the combat. In circular 9, Foster unleashed a left hook to the head, losing Roman to the canvas. Roman beat the count, however became battered against the ropes, prompting referee Jack Reiss to stop the fight at 58 seconds.
After the battle, Foster referred to he hopes he can contend against the elite warring parties at 130 pounds.
“I’m pleased i used to be able to showcase my capabilities on this big stage,” noted Foster, who is promoted by way of Lou DiBella. “i need to battle the winner of the (WBC world titleholder) Miguel Berchelt-Oscar Valdez combat.”
Roman, who resides in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and challenged for a world title belt 3 times, drops to 62-14, 47 KOs.
in the co-feature bout, difficult-hitting lightweight prospect William Zepeda stopped Roberto Ramirez (23-3, sixteen KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico in circular 5.
Zepeda, who resides in San Mateo Atenco, Mexico, improves to 22-0, 20 KOs.
Thursday marked the first combat for both opponents since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Ramirez, who had fought in over a 12 months, became the busier and greater-aggressive fighter throughout the first couple of rounds.
The southpaw Zepeda turned the tide in round three, jogging Ramirez down and connecting with counter hooks and crosses to the head. Ramirez’s punch output dropped drastically as he absorbed punishment from Zepeda.
right through most of round 5, Zepeda bowled over Ramirez a couple of times with a barrage of mixtures to the pinnacle. against the end of the round, Zepeda backed Ramirez in a nook, raining down a number of punches to the top and body. Ramirez regarded worse for wear, prompting his corner to throw in the towel, which referee Ray Corona recounted at 2:forty three.
In a swing bout, junior lightweight Eduardo Hernandez battered Eduardo Garza (15-3-1, eight KOs) of Mission, Texas before ending concerns with a left hook to the abdominal at 2:37 of round three. The Mexico city resident improves to 30-1, 27 KOs.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring in view that October of 2013 and has coated boxing in Southern California and overseas seeing that 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) megastar newspaper. He will also be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing