Photos by Stacey Verbeek
In what most did not expect, the main event, which happens to be Samuel Clarkson, Jr's (22-6, 15 KO’s) ring name, he was dropped in the second round by Israel Duffus (19-6, 16 KO’s) from Panama. The right hand from the Panamanian came swiftly and Clarkson appeared to go down in slow motion, as he fell in the corner.
The referee quickly stepped in and began to give him the count, and the fight continued.
In his corner, his trainer was giving him instructions and Clarkson appeared to be ok and listening to them. When the bell rang and the fight continued, Duffus immediately put on the pressure and backed up Clarkson around the ring.
It wasn't shortly thereafter when Duffus forced Clarkson into the corner and he began to pummel him with combinations of heavy punches, and the referee stepped in and stopped the fight at 2:05 of the second round by TKO.
It was not a surprise to some that Duffus came to fight, and he was readily prepared to do so, because his trainer was the legendary Freddie Roach, the boxing coach of the eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, among other world champions he has trained.