The 2015 Boxcino Finals crowned two new champions in the heavyweight and junior middleweight divisions. The two championship fights also served as the series finale of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights.”
Heavyweight Andrey Fedosov (28-3, 23 KOs) won in thrilling fashion to capture the Boxcino Heavyweight Championship against Donovan Dennis (14-3, 11 KOs). Fedosov won via TKO in the eighth round after landing a straight right that flattened Dennis. Dennis had already been knocked down in the third and had sustained a good amount of punishment before that final right closed his championship hopes.
“I knew I was hurting him,” said Fedosov after the fight. “I figured him out after the second round and I knew if I stayed with it, I would get the knockout.”
In the junior middleweight final, John Thompson (17-1, 6 KOs), who is not known for his power, unleashed his inner Mike Tyson and knocked out Brandon Adams (16-2, 12 KOs) in the second round.
“I was actually going to wait for Adams to punch himself out,” said Thompson, who is now the Boxcino Junior Middleweight Champion. “I figured he’d probably get tired in the third or fourth round. He was swinging for the sky and I saw an opening and I went for it.”
Adams certainly came out aggressive and managed to score a knockdown within the first thirty seconds of the fight, although Thompson would later claim that he slipped and was not indeed hurt. Thompson would later score two knockdowns in the second before the referee put a stop at the 2:18 mark.
“This is a new beginning for me,” Thompson said. “We’re in a whole different ball game now. This is where I’m suppose to be.”
The event originated from the Omega Products Outdoor Arena in Corona, Calif. and was promoted through Thompson Boxing Promotions and Banner Promotions.
In other televised action, super bantamweight Isaac Zarate (11-1-1, 1 KO), a southpaw, used a steady lead left to neutralize Fernando Fuentes (5-5-1, 1 KO). Zarate was quick and methodical in winning by unanimous decision 58-56 all around.
Lightweight Andres Figueroa (5-1, 3 KOs) tasted defeat for the first time as Angel Martinez (6-1-1, 2 KOs) knocked him out at the 1:09 mark of the fifth round of their scheduled six-rounder.
The knockouts continued when super bantamweight Humberto Rubalcava (2-0, 2 KOs) cleared Richard Tallmadge (0-1) at the 1:18 mark of the first round.
Welterweight prospect Isaac Freeman (2-1, 2 KOs) registered a second round TKO against Eridani Leon (2-2).
Adam Lopez (12-0, 6 KOs), a super bantamweight from Texas, remained undefeated by outpointing the veteran Miguel Tamayo (16-13-2, 14 KOs) 60-54 all around.