Supported by a large crowd at Fitzgeralds Casino in Tunica, MS, junior middleweight Shawn “Showtime” Porter (11-0, 9 KOs) kept his perfect intact after scoring a fourth round TKO over Jerome Ellis (12-10-2, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at “The Fitz” in Tunica, Mississippi. The 2008 US Olympic Alternate was declared the winner following the fourth round when Ellis refused to leave his stool, forcing Referee Randy Phillips to stop the contest.
“Ellis is tough as nails but once I got my rhythm going, I knew I was going to take over” said Porter, who served as Manny Pacquiao’s primary sparring partner for six weeks prior to the bout. “I felt great coming into the fight and can’t wait to return to the ring.”
Tyrese “Head Honcho” Hendrix (18-0-1, 7 KOs) continued his march up the lightweight ranks by outpointing Marteze Logan (26-39-2, 6 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores were 79-73 twice and 78-74 for Hendrix, who has put together a string of solid performances.
Philadelphia, PA based welterweight Raymond “Tito” Serrano (11-0, 6 KOs) traded knockdowns with Anthony Bowman (9-37-2, 2 KOs) of Jackson, TN before getting back on track and pounding out a unanimous decision. Serrano worked hard to outpoint the awkward Bowman, winning by scores of 59-54, 57-54 and 57-55.
Knockout artist and heralded amateur Dominic “The Blade” Wade of Largo, MD demolished Brookwood, AL’s Bradley Thompson nineteen seconds after the opening bell. Wade (5-0, 5 KOs) ended the night of Thompson (15-18-1, 10 KOs) with a left hook.
In the opening bout of the evening, two time US Amateur Heavyweight Champion Mike Wilson (4-0, 3 KOs), of Medford, OR pounded debuting Tennessean Jerry Adams until the bout was halted at 1:28 of the second stanza. Wilson dropped Adams with a left hook in the opening round and forced three standing eight counts before the bout was stopped.
The card was promoted by Prize Fight Boxing.