At the Mohegan Sun Casino, in Uncasville, CT, DiBella Entertainment – Lou DiBella and Holden Productions – Tony Holden over ShoBox – The Next Generation Wednesday night presented in the Main Event Super Welterweight champion Charles Conwell who knocked out Wendy “Haitian Fire” Toussaint in the ninth round. In co-feature Janelson Figueroa Bocachica stopped Nicklaus “La Bestia” Flaz in the first round scoring three knockdowns.
In the Main Event USBA Super Welterweight champion Charles Conwell, 13-0 (10), #154, of Cleveland, OH, knocked out Wendy “Haitian Fire” Toussaint, 12-1 (5), #153, of Haiti and Huntington, NY, at 2:42 of the ninth round in a scheduled 10 rounds.
In the first two rounds were very competitive on the part of both fighters with Conwell holding an edge while keeping the fight in the middle of the ring. At the end of the second round Conwell hit Toussaint with a left hook a second or two after the bell without warning from referee Johnny Callas. In the third round Conwell outworked Toussaint a bit to take the round. Toussaint was showing some heavy breathing by the end of the round.
In the fourth round it was competitive from both fighters in the first two minutes. In the final minute of the round Conwell landed a hard combination to the head of Toussaint who complained the second punch was behind the head. In the fifth round at the halfway point both fighters exchanged hard right’s to the chin starting with Conwell. In the sixth round Conwell was moving Toussaint backwards. Referee Callas warned both fighters to watch their heads clashing. Little has changed through the first six rounds with Conwell controlling the action.
In the seventh round Conwell continued putting on the pressure but hurt his right hand as he grimmised landing it on the jaw of Toussaint. By the end of the round there was a little swelling on the left cheek of Toussaint by the end of the round.
In the eighth round Toussaint became more aggressive due to realizing he is way behind. Halfway through the round Conwell landed a flurry of punches to the head of Toussaint. Toussaint’s rights are wide for the most part. In the ninth round in the final round a right uppercut from Conwell on the chin broke the nose of Toussaint causing him to take a knee for the entire count from referee Johnny Callas.
In the co-feature Janelson Figueroa Bocachica, 16-0 (11), #146 1/2, of Detroit, MI, stopped Nicklaus “La Bestia” Flaz, 9-2 (7), #146 1/2, of Vega Alta, PR, at 2:43 of the first round after 3 knockdowns of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the first round within twenty seconds a left from Bocachica on the chin of Flaz and down he went in a flash knockdown for an 8-count by referee Johnny Callas. A minute or so later a right, left and right on the chin from Bocachiaca and down went Flaz for a second time for another 8 count. In the final minute of the round a flurry of punches from Bocachica on the chin of Flaz and down he went for a third time forcing referee Callas to wave it off.
Welterweight Brandun Lee, 20-0 (18), #144, of La Quinta, CA, stopped Jimmy “Quiet Storm” Williams, 16-4-2 (5), #143 ¾, of West Haven, CT, after 3 knockdowns at 1:34 of the first round of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the first minute of the first round Lee drove Williams into the ropes with a flurry of punches forcing referee Schiavone gave Williams an 8 count. Upon continuing Lee jumped on him landing a right on the chin dropping him for another 8 count. Upon rising Lee again jumped on him dropping him again with a right on the chin causing the referee to call off the mismatch.
Featherweight David Navarro, 1-0 (1), #126 ¾, of Hemet, CA, stopped Nathan Benichoud, 2-2 (2), #126 ¾, of France and Puebla, MEX, in the first round of a scheduled 4 rounds.
In the first round a flurry of punches from Navarro and down went Benichoud for an 8 count. Upon rising Navarro jumped all over Benichoud with a flurry of punches dropping him a second time causing the referee to call a halt.
Ring Announcer was Miguel Flores.