Former WBO world title challenger Brian “The Beast” Minto (36-5, 23 KOs) destroyed heavyweight Matt Hicks (13-7, 12 KOs) Saturday night at the Mountaineer Casino and Resort in Chester, West Virginia. After Minto landed a devastating overhand right late in the initial stanza, the bout was halted at 2:48 of round one. The victory marks Minto’s second win in his last three fights.
Sizzling hot power punching prospect Joel Diaz (9-0,8 KOs) delivered a major beat down to veteran Yogli Herrera (22-15, 15 KOs) in the 8 round co-feature. Diaz’ dropped Herrera several times up until stopping him by 5th round TKO stoppage victory.
Jake Giuriceo UD8 Juan Santiago
Brian Minto KO1 Matt Hicks
Joel Diaz Jr. TKO4 Yogli Herrera
Morgan Fitch KO1 Romon Barber
Sam Vasquez UD4 Damon Antoine
Bill Hutchinson UD4 Augustin Cicero
Jaque Lutz UD4 Michael Wilmer
Promoter: Roy Jones Jr. Presents in association with TNT Promotions