Heavyweight prospect Trey Lippe celebrated his recent link-up with Freddie Roach in the usual style, by knocking out his opponent in the very first round.
The son of former WBO champion Tommy ‘The Duke’ Morrison recorded his ninth straight stoppage within two rounds by obliterating the far more experienced Cory Phelps in just 139 seconds at the Memorial Hall in Missouri.
Lippe told WBN in the run-up to the fight that he was looking forward to facing his toughest opponent yet, although the 25 year-old made it look relatively easy to continue his spectacular progress.
The 6ft 2ins puncher trained at the famous Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles for the Phelps fight and hopes to be in contention for honours in the next twelve months under the tutelage of one of the best coaches in the business.
It wasn’t such a good night for Kenzie Witt though as Lippe’s younger brother by two months could only manage a draw when it seemed like he had done enough to earn the victory.
Witt has previously racked up five straight wins since turning pro last October, but after going the distance for the first in May, Witt followed it up with a 39-37, 38-38 twice stalemate against undefeated Chris Harris.