Koasicha Battles Avila to a seven round stoppage 


featherweight contender Romulo Koasicha (25-4-1, 14 KOs) scored an impressive seventh round TKO over Guillermo “Borrego” Avila (15-4, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. In round five Koasicha drove Avila into a corner and dropped him with a body shot. Another body shot put Avila down in round seven. The bout was halted by the referee after Koasicha’s follow-up barrage just as the bell rang. With the win, Koasicha claimed the vacant Mexican domestic featherweight title. @AllStarBoxingInc & @OscarMaldonadom for Featherweights Romulo Koasicha (24-4, 14 KO’s) well prepared to go the war against Guillermo “El Borrego” Avila (15-3, 12 KO’s) for the vacant Mexico Featherweight title. Live at the Aditorio Blackberry, Mexico City, DF. The Friday on #BoxeoTelemundo @AllStarBoxingInc #GuerraCivil #BoxeoTelemundo @NBCDeportes @RubenDeJesus407 @AllStarBoxing @Naroyuki


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Welterweight Carlos Adams (1-0, 0 KOs) also made his professional debut on Friday night, taking on a game Jeff Souffrant (1-1, 0 KOs) in a four-frame bout. Souffrant was a tough competitor, but Adams showed great quickness and power, coming in numbers when he got off his punches. He picked his shots intelligently throughout the encounter and never let Souffrant gain any type of momentum, also displaying a bit of showmanship at times. When the final round concluded, this fight headed to the cards where Adams took the unanimous decision by counts of 40-35 and 40-36 twice.



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The opening fight of the night was a bit of a shocker, with Louisiana knockout artist Alvin Varmall, Jr. (6-0-1, 6 KOs) being forced to settle for a majority draw with gritty veteran Lamont Capers (5-7-1, 0 KOs) of Brooklyn. Varmall approached Capers with a Tyson-esque head movement but was never able to get off the kind of shots he landed in his first six professional bouts. Capers pulled Varmall into the clinch anytime he got close and just never allowed him to get going. When the six frames of this bout concluded, the cards read 58-56 (Capers) and 57-57 twice to deem it a majority draw.



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Middleweight Villi Bello (3-1, 1 KO) continued his successful transition from mixed martial arts into boxing, landing a thunderous right hook 17 seconds into the first round of a fight with Francisco Cruz (0-3) that violently flattened his opponent for an immediate stoppage.



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A third professional debut was also on the slate at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, with middleweight Nikita Miroshinchenko (1-0, 1 KOs) facing a tough as nails Sean Nurse (0-2). Miroshinchenko applied relentless volume, landing a continuous series of right hooks. Nurse ate up the punches and continued to come forward until a flurry of hooks from Miroshinchenko in the waning seconds of the third round caused referee Steve Willis to step in and stop the bout, much to the dismay of Nurse and his team.


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Junior middleweight Matthew Armstrong (1-0, 0 KOs) was victorious in his professional debut against Anton Williamson (1-4, 0 KOs), receiving a huge avail from his hometown Brooklyn fan base when he was introduced. While Williamson hung in tough, Armstrong was clearly the more polished fighter and showed better ring generalship while landing the cleaner shots over four rounds of action. After the final bell, he took the unanimous decision with tallies of 40-37 and 40-36 twice.


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Cruiserweight Joseph Williams (7-0, 6 KOs) had his impressive power on display on Friday night, needing just 2:47 to shut down Michael Wilmer (5-8-1, 4 KOs). In fact, Williams dropped Wilmer with the first punch he threw in the fight, a punishing right hook just seconds after the first bell. Williams did a nice job of working levels to quickly break his opposition down, and every punch had bad intentions. In the final minute of the opening frame, Wilmer went down for a second time following a hard right hook to the body, and referee Steve Willis waved it off seconds after action resumed when Williams had him on the canvas for a third time after another big flurry.