Aside from the high profile cards this weekend in Atlantic City and Connecticut, there were a few decent shows at small hall venues and we start out on Friday at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA where middleweight contender Marco Antonio Rubio won his eighth bout in a row.
The Mexican slugger, 42-4-1 (37), stopped the comeback of veteran Freddy Cuevas, 26-10-1 (17), when the Chicago man couldn't answer the bell for the sixth round.
On the undercard, Los Angeles area lightweight Urbano Antillon, 20-0 (16), stayed on track for a world title opportunity by climbing off the canvas in the second to stop Jose Leonardo Cruz, 12-3-2 (8), in the sixth frame.
In nearby Philadelphia, featherweight Eric "The Outlaw" Hunter, 9-1 (4), stopped previously undefeated Jules Blackwell, 7-1-2 (2), in the third at the Legendary Blue Horizon.
Also winning on the bill were light welterweight Steve Upsher, 17-1-1 (5), who knocked out Jaime Morales, 4-8 (2), in the first and heavyweight Ran Nakash, 13-0 (9), who stopped James Porter, 5-13-1 (1), in the second.
The Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN, saw middleweight Anthony "The Bullet" Bonsante, 31-9-3 (18), force a referee stoppage of Ted Muller, 19-14-2 (9), in the fifth and featherweight Allen Litzau, 13-3 (7), finished off Mario Galan, 4-4 (3), in the sixth and final round.
On Saturday at Wessman Arena in Superior, WI, southpaw Andy Kolle, 17-1 (12), won the NABA Middleweight title with a ten round unanimous decision against Jonathan Reid, 34-10 (19) and towering light heavy Zach "Jungle Boy" Walters, 23-2 (18), won his eighth in a row by crushing 40 year old Aaron Norwood, 25-10-2 (13), in the first frame.