At Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK last night, heavyweight prospect Kevin "Kingpin" Johnson, 19-0-1 (6), retained his undefeated record with a solid ten round points win over Arkansas veteran Terry Smith, 30-5-1 (18).
28 year old Johnson enjoyed a eight year youth advantage and employed his more nimble skills to keep the oncoming Smith at bay. Johnson didn't have things all his way but Smith, who has now dropped his last three bouts, was never able to get to grips with the prospect.
The undercard featured a rematch between local light middle Carson Jones, 14-6-1 (7), and Kansas man Jose Luis Gonzalez, 11-3-1 (9). Just like in the initial bout this past January, Jones emerged the winner but this time at stake was the NABA title.
At the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia, PA, dangerous spoiler Jose Hernandez, 11-6-1 (5), of Atlanta upset the apple cart when he dramatically stopped previously undefeated local sensation Rashiem Jefferson, 15-1-1 (6), in the twelfth and final round of thi contest to win the vacant USBA Featherweight title.
The Casino Del Sol in Tuscon, AZ , Mexico City welter Freddy Hernandez, 21-1-1NC (17), returned from a no-contest last November against Roberto Garcia to win the vacant IBA belt with a unanimous decision over journeyman Norberto Bravo, 25-16-3 (14).