Crocker Stops Felix in 5; Clarke Dismantles McCarthy in 4
Welterweight Lewis “The Croc” Crocker (19-0, 11 KO’s) used his size to overwhelm Jose “Josesito” Felix (40-7-2, 31 KO’s). Throughout the fight Felix displayed the better, faster hands and footwork.
Technically speaking, Josesito smoothly floated around the ring and picked his spots of attack well. He even appeared to be landing the greater volume of punches. Yet, when the much larger Crocker was able to plant his feet and launch his offense was clearly the more devastating of the two competitors.
In the fourth The Croc sank Felix down the canvas with a piercing left hook to the body. Josesito was able to find his feet and make it to the end of the round without further issue. Yet, Crocker sent the Mexican back on the canvas in the next round. The crunching left hook on the button left him briefly prostrate half in and out the ring.
Even though he would slowly and gingerly find his feet, referee Marcus McDonald was unwilling to allow Felix to continue. With this being the case, McDonald called an end to the match and thereby awarded Crocker the fifth round TKO.
CHEAVON CLARKE EASILY BEATS TOMMY MCCARTHY
Right from the opening bell cruiserweight Cheavon “C4” Clarke (8-0, 6 KO’s) hurt and harassed Tommy McCarthy (20-6, 10 KO’s). A stiff left hook buzzed McCarthy early and had him on the back foot retreating from a high pressure attack for the duration.
Behind a tight guard, Clarke essentially walked his taller foe down and ripped hard uppercuts to the body and hooks to the head. Every now and again would McCarthy connect with a shot worthy of commentary. After taking punishment in the third round, McCarthy’s troubles deepened in the fourth.
With him softened up, largely unresponsive and laying on the ropes, C4 was allowed to repeatedly load up and hammer away with brutal shots. After eating a multitude of unanswered thumping body shots, referee Steve Grey jumped in to call a halt to the massacre. With this stoppage Clarke picked up another impressive victory.