Hollywood, FL - Former Light Heavyweight Champion Glen Johnson added another entry to the win column with a Unanimous Decision over Richard Hall on Friday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Johnson dominated the action but Hall (27-6, 25 KOs), who had not fought in more than 18 months, proved his mettle once again with a spirited effort over 12 tough rounds. In the second frame, Johnson unleashed a relentless combination Knocking Hall into the ropes prompting the referee to score a knockdown (stadning 8 count). It would be Johnson's first of several attempts to end the fight early. He staggered Hall in the 6th and by the 8th round he found a home for his jab - straight right hand combination. In the 11th round Johsnon had his opponent hurt and in serious trouble but Hall was able to escape the round. Johnson improves to 44-10-2, 29 KOs. Scores were 118-109, 119-108, 119-107.
In the cofeature of this Warriors Boxing promotion, Joel "El Cepillo" Casamayor stopped Antonio Ramirez (24-11-6, 17 KOs) 26 seconds into the 5th round. Casamayor, the former Super Featherweight champion, won the fight easily as expected, but was somewhat careless as he sought to walk through his opponent which caused him to get countered more than you might expect for an elite level fighter facing this level of opposotion. With the win, Casamayor improves to (32-3-1, 20 KOs) and has likely secured a title fight against WBA Lightweight Champion Jaun Diaz as previously reported on Boxingtalk.com
In other action:
Local favorite Ricky Quilles maintained his IBF #1 contender status at Lightweight with a unanimous decision over a game Jeremy Yelton. Scores were 79-73, 78-74 and 77-75.
Billy Zumbrun TKO Stacy Frazier at 1:36 of the fourth round
Sammy Retta TKO Antoine Barrett at 53 seconds of round two.
Samuel Miller TKO Eduardo Carrion at 1:58 of the second round.
Juan Carlos Lamberti TKO Julio Jean at 1:56 of the second round.