I’m sorry to say that a professional (non boxing-related) emergency kept me away from the fights on Friday night. The results of Friday’s fights appear below, with observations from a couple of on-site observers incorporated.
Rob Brant (now 22-0 with 15 kayos) defeated Alexis Hloros (now 18-6-2 with 12 kayos) by TKO in round 1 of 10 scheduled. Brant scored early with a hard jab, drove his opponent into a corner, and then punished him with power punches to the body. Hloros probably could have continued, but everyone could see he was outclassed. Brant retained his WBA-NABA Middleweight title.
Duarn Vue (now 11-0-2 with 4 kayos) defeated Lance Williams (now 7-7 with 7 kayos) by TKO in round 2. Vue looked sharp in a dominating performance. Vue’s WBF World Super Featherweight title was not at stake.
DeLorien Caraway (now 8-1 with 5 kayos) defeated Deonte Wilson (now 5-2 with 3 kayos) by decision in a Junior Welterweight bout. Caraway’s speed was impressive, but he was loading up on single shots instead of throwing combinations.
Skender Halili (now 13-1 with 13 kayos) defeated Romon Barber (now 7-13 with 6 kayos) by TKO in round 5. Light Middleweight prospect Halili impressed with heavy hands against underrated journeyman Barber.
Jose Homar Rios (now 1-4 with 1 kayo) was defeated by TKO by Matt Murphy (now 2-8-1) in round 3 of what was to have been a lightweight bout. Murphy came in several pounds overweight, and had advantages in both power and beard. The referee stoppage was a fair one.
Adrian Taylor (now 3-0 with 3 kayos) defeated Matt Chavez (now 0-2) by TKO in a battle of cruiserweights.