O’Shaquie Foster TKO9 Miguel Roman... Super featherweight contender O’Shaquie Foster rose to the occasion Thursday night, stopping Mexico's Miguel Roman in the ninth round on Ring City’s inaugural fight card at Los Angeles' Wild Card Boxing Club. Foster (18-2,11 KOs) dominated the fight, setting the precedent with a big right hand that floored Roman (62-14, 47 KOs) 1:30 into the first round. The punch cut into Roman’s eye and the 34 year-old took time to regain momentum.
“I feel great and like I showed everybody I can box” Foster told ringside reporter Curran Bhatia. “I showed the world that I’m talented and hope everyone will want to see me fight again.”
Roman, who entered the fight with over triple the number of knockouts as Foster, showed his signature fortitude. While Foster controlled the distance and created angles, Roman tried to force the action throughout, refusing to give up the inside. But Foster’s conditioning and eye for creating opportunities couldn’t be matched and earned him his long-awaited coming out win.
“It feels unbelievable to be on this stage and show my talent to the world,” Foster continued. “I would love to face the winner of Berchelt vs. Valdez next, or even Carl Frampton. Any of the top guys, I’m ready to get in the ring with.”
William Zepeda TKO5 Roberto Ramirez... In the co-feature, Mexican slugger William Zepeda (22-0, 20 KOs) didn’t disappoint in his U.S. debut, stopping Roberto Ramirez (23-3-1, 16 KOs) in the latter half of the fifth round to snap Ramirez’s ten-fight win streak. The win marked Zepeda’s twelfth consecutive stoppage to bring his total to 20. Zepeda got the job done efficiently and stayed consistent throughout. Both fighters came out utilizing the jab, relying heavily on their front hand in the initial rounds. Zepeda gained confidence with each round and opened it up in the third, where he unleashed a high volume of punches. The pressure paid off as Ramirez tired and began to lean in, negating his own height advantage. The momentum was heavily in Zepeda’s favor in the fifth round as he became more comfortable sneaking in his right hook and landing it effectively. Referee Ray Corona stopped the fight with 20 seconds remaining in the fifth round when a hurt and tired Ramirez was caught on the ropes.
Eduardo Hernandez KO3 Eduardo Garza... In "the battle of Eduardos" Eduardo Hernandez (30-1, 27 KOs) dominated Eduardo Garza (15-3-1, 8 KOs) on his way to a third-round stoppage. Garza dominated from the opening bell, quickly getting comfortable with his right uppercut and seizing control of the action. Hernandez employed an arsenal of crisp punches to keep Garza cornered and overwhelmed. A body shot with 45 seconds remaining in the third round dropped Garza for goodfor all results: source for all results: press release
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