On the final edition of ESPN 2’s Friday Night Fights, two 2015 Boxcino champions were crowned–one in the Super Welterweight division and one in the Heavyweight division.
In the Super Welterweight division, John Thompson (17-1, 6 KOs) scored an upset TKO victory over Brandon Adams (17-2, 12 KOs) in the second round of a scheduled 10-round fight.
Adams came forward early and scored a knockdown in Round 1, but the tide quickly changed in the following round when the much taller and longer Thompson landed a powerful left hook as Adams came forward.
The punch wobbled Adams and set up a knockdown that eventually led to a stoppage win.
Thompson, who was a last-minute replacement for the tournament, is now the proud owner of not only the Boxcino title, but now also the interim NABA and WBO Inter-Continental Super Welterweight titles.
Thompson’s career has certainly bounced back after being knocked out by Frank Galarza in the second round of their 2014 fight.
In the Heavyweight division, Andrey Fedosov (28-3, 23 KOs) scored an eighth-round knockout over Donovan Dennis (12-2, 10 KOs) to win the Heavyweight Boxcino crown.
Dennis did well in the early rounds as he used his southpaw jab to keep Fedosov away. A bit of adjustments in his footwork allowed Dennis to continue keeping Fedosov off of him. but Dennis–who had previously never gone past the sixth round–slowly wore down.
Dennis was knocked down in rounds 3 and 7, and it was the knockdown in Round 7 that spelled trouble for Dennis, as he seem to get up with a defeated look on his face.
Indeed, in the following round, Dennis fought like a man who had already lost, and a straight right hand that knocked him down for a third time finished the fight.
Gabe Rivas has written for Round By Round Boxing since July of 2013. He studies Literature and Philosophy, tutors English, and teaches Boxing. Follow him on Instagram and on Twitter @GabeRivas03.