Before the legendary Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins defends his IBF light heavyweight title against top contender Karo Murat on Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, unbeatens Zachary Ochoa, Robert Easter, Dominic Wade and Bryan Cruz, as well as Puerto Rican prospect Braulio Santos will open the event.
In eight rounders, lightweight Robert Easter (7-0, 7 KOs) meets Noel Echevarria (11-1, 6 KOs) and super middleweight Dominic Wade (12-0, 9 KOs) faces Roberto Ventura (12-7, 12 KOs). In a six-round contest, featherweight prospect Braulio Santos (10-1, 9 KOs) takes on David “Thunder” Clark (6-2, 4 KOs). Santos is looking to rebound from the first loss of his career against Derrick Wilson in June. In other action, junior welter Zachary Ochoa (4-0, 3 KOs) will face Michael J. Doyle (2-5, 1 KO) in a four-rounder, junior lightweight Bryant Cruz (7-0, 5 KOs) and debuting junior welterweight Wellington Romero battle TBAs.