Undefeated welterweight knockout artist Keith “One Time” Thurman was taken the distance for the first time, winning an 8 round unanimous decision over Edvan Barros on One Punch Productions final “Ballroom Brawl” of 2009 Friday night at the Hyatt Regency in Tampa, Florida. Thurman dropped Barros with a body shot in the 7th, however Barros showed his experience in tying Thurman up and making it to the final bell. Scores were 80-71, and 79-72 twice. With the win Thurman goes to 11-0, 10 KOs.
Also on the card cruiserweight Nick Iannuzzi (13-1, 8 KOs) returned to previous form with a suprising knockout of “The Contender” alumni Michael Alexander (12-4). Iannuzzi, coming off a knockout loss to Harvey Jolly, floored Alexander in the second round. Alexander managed to get to his feet by the count of 10, but was in no shape to continue and the bout was waved off.
In a battle of unbeated jr. lightweights, Nate Campbell protégé’ Cordaro Simpkins (3-0) won a unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Puerto Rican slugger Edgardo Rivera (2-1, 2 KO’s).
In other action:
Sherali Dostiev UD4 over Sergio Aguilar
Lamar Davis SD4 over Roy Boykins
Manny Woods TKO 1 over Jason Wahr
Quinton Willis TKO 1 over Khristian Geraci