Stevenson Destroys The Kryptonite, in 3 Rounds & Spence Takes Care of Business on PBC on Spike & Video Highlights
By Victor Garcia, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Rankings Correspondent
Toronto, Canada (September 11, 2015) –Adonis Stevenson (26-1-0, 21 KOs) defended his WBC Light Heavyweight title against the American Tommy Karpency (25-4-1, 14 KOs) in a 12 round bout. The main event of the night of Premier Boxing Champions, was live on SPIKE TV.
The fight was quickly started with good pressure by Tommy. He came forward with power punches aiming at Stevenson. Tommy connected good, but not good enough when Stevenson connected right back, with even meaner left and right hooks.
Stevenson became aware of what Tommy’s intentions were, so Stevenson used movement and counterpunching in his favor, to beat Tommy to the punch. Tommy connected a good right hand on Stevenson along with a double jab. Stevenson then responded with a beautiful left hook and wobbled Tommy with his power. Tommy did not let the power of Stevenson take the best of him. He continued moving forward and attacking Stevenson.
Stevenson used good head movement in the Second round. He handled the pressure Tommy brought, pretty well. Though, Stevenson was catching some of the 1-2s that Tommy threw at him, he then responded with great combos and walked Tommy down the ring.
The work Stevenson put on the head of Tommy, was beginning to hurt Tommy. The power in Superman’s punches were definitely breaking Tommy down. Before the round ended, Stevenson drops Tommy with a hard left hand and Tommy barely beats the count.
Once the third round began, Stevenson scored another knockdown and the referee decides to stop the match, which gave Superman a victory over the Kryptonite, and Stevenson ends his 6th title defense with a TKO victory.
Earl Spence Jr (17-0, 14 KOs) opened up the televised PBC card, against the South African Chris Van Heerden (23-1-1, 12 KOs).
The first round was more of a testing round for both fighters. The southpaw fighter- Spence Jr, worked well with the jab to the head and to the body. Van Heerden showed he was not going to get intimidated by the slick fighter, Earl, and responded well with good jabs. Towards the end of the round, Earl put in a bit more work with a couple 1-2s to the head of Chris, to end the first round.
Rounds 2 and 3 were a lot more lop-sided, compared to the first. The rounds were in favor of the young prospect, Earl.
Spence Jr used his good boxing skills to break Chris down. The slick jabs Earl threw, landed very well and they seem to hurt Chris. Chris did move forward and threw jabs in hope to stun Earl, which they did not and most jabs would miss.
Jr began to throw more combos, which were connecting well on Chris. The shots to the body looked quite impressive, with power and snap. Van Heerden was slacking off with defending himself, taking some punishment too early in the fight.
Earl did stun Chris in the third round with a straight left, but Chris shook it off, taunting Earl.
Chris continued to push forward and used the feints to trick Earl to drop his guard, which was successful and caused Earl to take a little damage from the South African. The 1-2 connected well down the pipe and Chris got his first cleanest punches of the night.
Before the third round ended, Chris was sent to his corner, to receive a new mouth piece, which he lost in the center of the ring.
The fourth round got a lot more exciting. Chris took a lot more punishment in this round, compared to the previous rounds. Chris did show he can box better from the inside. He had his moments when he would work good onto the body of Spence, and connected good uppercuts. It was not long when Earl pushed Chris off and put in work. Earl connected the jab and the hooks to the head very well, which opened up a cut on the left eye of Chris. Earl overwhelmed Chris with jab after jab to the head and body. Earl connected a nice straight left to the head of Chris, which caused Chris to drop his mouthpiece. The ref called timeout so Chris can get a replacement and then gave Chris a point deduction, for “spitting out” the mouthpiece.
Coming into the sixth round, Chris’s left eye was swelled shut. Forcing him to fight with one eye. Earl aimed for the eye with his vicious jabs and followed up with great combos to the body. Earl showed great dominance in the round, pushing Chris against the ropes and used good power shots to the body. Although, Chris took some mean shots to the body, he surprisingly began to shake his body and knotting his head, showing he’s not hurt, signaling Earl to bring it.
The seventh round was all Earl. Spence Jr was just beating Chris up. Earl’s mean uppercuts to the head were not missing at all. His combos were coming out in 3s and 4s. connecting everywhere he aimed for. With one minute left in the round, Earl puts Chris onto the canvas with a left hook to the head. Chris beats the count, but he was put down a second time with a left hook to the body. Chris got up once again.
The eighth round was the ending point. Earl “The Truth” Spence Jr wins via TKO. The ref had enough of Chris taking punishment and not fighting back, so he decides to stop the fight.
Earl Spence Jr improves his record to 18-0, with 15 KOs.
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