Photos by John Booz
Middleweight Osumanu Adama (18-2, 14 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over local favorite Angel “Toro” Hernandez (30-9, 17 KOs) to claim the vacant IBO International title on Friday night at the UIC Pavillion in Chicago. Adama, a 2000 Ghana Olympian, won by near shutout scores of 120-108, 120-108 and 119-109.
In the co-feature, junior middleweight “King” David Estrada (25-6, 16 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Franklin Gonzalez (13-7, 9 KOs). Gonzalez was on the deck twice before the bout was waved off at the 1:05 mark.
In a special attraction USBO cruiserweight title bout, heavy handed Carl “Iron Fist” Davis (15-3, 11 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over former world champion “King” Arthur Williams (47-6-1, 30 KOs) by scores of 97-93, 96-93, 96-93. Davis had a 10-8 round in the fifth stanza when Williams was given a standing eight-count.