Brunson recovers from two knockdowns, stops Cintron / Fortuna, Roman, Flores win

WBN 25/06/2017

Marc Abrams

Super-welterweight Tyrone Brunson caused something of a shock at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia with a fifth round stoppage of former world champion Kermit Cintron.

Brunson, who once held a record of 19-0 with 19 first rounds knockouts, proved the power was still there as he recovered from being dropped twice in the fourth to halt the 37 year-old veteran.

Cintron, an ex-IBF welterweight title holder, seemed on the way to victory until Brunson turned the fight on it’s head to secure the upset. Brunson improves to 25-6-2 as Cintron drops to 39-6-3 and will need to consider his options.

Elsewehere in Kentucky, heavyweight Carlos Negron scored a fourth round knockout of also-ran Derric Rossy, whilst Steven Martinez gained a hard-fought majority decision over Anthony Lenk.

Also on the bill, new Evander Holyifled signing Toka Kahn Clary claimed a unanimous verdict over Angel Luna to begin his partnership with The Real Deal with a success.

In the Dominican Republic, ex-world champion Javier Fortuna knocked out Mario Beltre in two rounds at lightweight, whist Miguel Roman was able to stop Nery Saguilan in a dramatic final round in Chihuahua, Mexico. 

On the undercard, super-featherweight Eduardo Hernandez wasted no time taking out Rolando Magbanua in the opening session.

Finally in Arizona, ex-world cruiserweight title challenger BJ Flores made it two wins from two heavyweight starts by decisioning Nick Guivas over six rounds.