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Nick Brindise (2-0, 0 KO, Chicago,IL) won a unanimous decision over Matt Murphy (2-16-3, 2 KO, East St. Louis, IL) 39-37, 39-37, 39-38
Sarah Curran (2-1, 0 KO, McHenry, IL) scored a unanimous decision over Jenna Johlin (1-1, 0 KO, Toledo, OH) 40-36.
In the first TKO of the evening, Taylor Duerr (5-0-1, 5 KO, Detroit, MI) ended the fight at 1:38 in Round 2 against Matt Cameron (1-1-1, 0 KO, Niles, IL). Cameron was hit by a hard body shot in Round 2 that he never recovered from. Then he was repeatedly hit hard against the ropes before the referee stopped the fight.
In the rescheduled Co-Main Event Tommy Hughes (4-0, 3 KO, Chicago) completely dominated Joshua Kuhn (1-2-1, 1 KO, Welch, WV) ending with a TKO at 30 seconds of Round 4. Kuhn showed great heart and resiliency absorbing repeated hard clean shots from Hughes without going down and continuing to come forward and fight. The fight was safely stopped by the referee in Round 4 with Kuhn on still on his feet in the middle of the ring but with no defense, having just absorbed a crushing combination.
Hometown favorite Tommy Hughes admitted to being a bit in awe of interviewer Al Bernstein in the ring after the fight. Hughes credited Kuhn saying, “they don’t come any tougher” in a fight Hughes completely dominated.
Promoter: Hitz Boxing