Ivan Hernandez upset Mark Johnson with an eighth-round knockout to capture the WBO junior bantamweight title.
Johnson was hurt in the first round, down in the seventh, and out from a Hernandez body shot in the eighth.
Hernandez led 68-64 on Boxingtalk’s scorecards after seven rounds.
Coming into the bout, Hernandez was an unbeaten but untested 19-0-1 while Johnson, a longtime giant in the lighter weight classes, entered the ring at 44-3 and rated #3 by Boxingtalk.
Other results from Memphis, Tennessee: Saul Montana W10 Gabe Brown (heavyweight), Julian Townsend W4 Monyette Flowers (junior middle), John Johnson W4 Martin Verdin (light heavy), Lamont Peterson TKO2 Toris Smith (junior welter), Anthony Peterson TKO1 Nicholas Dean (lightweight), Ray Whitfield W4 Lamont Lindsey (junior bantam), Darnell Logan KO2 Mario Lacey (lightweight), Christy Nichol KO1 Kim Caplena (women’s middleweight)