[PHOTOS] MICHEL SORO KNOCKS OUT GLEN TAPIA IN NEWARK, SEANIE MONAGHAN STAYS UNDEFEATED

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Newark – Frenchman Michel Soro (26-1-1, 16KO’s) picked up the shock of the evening last night, with a fourth round technical knockout victory over once highly rated Glen Tapia (23-2, 15KO’s), in his home town, winning the vacant USBA and WBO NABO super welterweight titles.

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After a quick rushing start in round one, Tapia was quickly found out by his opponent and began starting to ship heavy counter shots in return.

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Rounds two and three went to Soro, with his movement giving Tapia huge problems; Tapia was throwing many shots, but most fell well short as he struggled to get his distance.

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It all ended in round four, as Tapia ate a huge right hand which had him on sea-legs wobbling around the ring. He tried to survive by holding his opponent, but Soro threw non-stop combinations, which caused referee David Fields to stop the contest after a thunderous left hook landed on the chin of the New Jersey native.

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In the co-main event, “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (24-0, 15KO’s) defeated Cleiton Conceicao (20-7-2, 16KO’s) via a ten round decision with scores of 98-92, 98-92, 99-91.

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