Heavyweight, Kevin Johnson (26-1-1, 12 KOs) stopped Australia’s Alex Leapai (25-4-3, 20 KOs) in the ninth round of their scheduled twelve.
Gymnase Jean Richepin, Noisy-le-Grand, Seine-Saint-Denis, France–
France-based Cameroon heavyweight, Carlos Takam (25-1, 20 KOs) stopped aged former world title challenger, Frans Botha (48-7-3, 29 KOs) in the eleventh round of a scheduled twelve round contest.
Hamilton Manor, Hamilton Township, New Jersey–
Jameel McCline (41-11-3, 24 KOs) continued his comeback, scoring an eight round split decision over Ecuador’s Livin Castillo (16-12, 10 KOs). Judges’ scores were: 77-74, 77-74, and 76-75.
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan–
Japan’s Kohei Kono (26-7, 10 KOs) scored a TKO 5 against overmatched and under-experienced Yusaku Ishikawa (3-3) in a bout contested three-quarters of a pound above the super flyweight limit.
Sumiyoshi Ward Center, Osaka, Osaka, Japan–
Former world titlist super flyweight, Nobuo Nashiro (17-4-1, 11 KOs) took six rounds before knocking out unfortunate Thai, in only his second pro fight, Petchkrapee Sithsaithong (0-2). The bout was contested at the bantamweight limit.
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