Last night in front of a sold out crowd at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, West Virginia, local prospect Tommy Karpency (16-1-1, 11KOs) from Adah, Pennsylvania stopped Cory Phelps (13-5-1, 7 KOs) from Catlettsburg, Kentucky in the second round to capture the vacant WBA Fedecentro light heavyweight title. Karpency dropped Phelps early in the second with a left to the body, Phelps got to his feet only to be dropped again by Karpency. Phelps again got to his feet and was then forced to the corner by Karpency, who landed one big shot after another forcing referee Mike Napple to step in and stop the action. After the fight, an estatic Karpency said “I feel great, I worked hard for this. You’ve just got to gun out there. That’s all.”
In the co-main event, Pittsburgh PA’s Jimmy Lubash improved to 13-1, 6 KOs) in his first eight-rounder, taking a unanimous decison victory over Weston, WV’s James North (9-21-2, 4 KOs) in a super-middleweight bout. Lubash had North in deep trouble in the seventh round, but a very tough North made it to the bell. Judges at ringside scored 80-72 twice and 79-73 all for Lubash. The event was presented by Steve Simons Promotions.