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.
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.
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.
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.
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.