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HBO Undercard Results: Monaghan Stops Zuniga

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In the main bout of the untelevised portion of the undercard, Long Island’s Sean Monaghan (25-0, 16 KOs) stopped journeyman Fulgencio Zuniga (27-11-1, 24 KOs) in the ninth round. Monaghan, who has proven to be a bonafide ticket seller in the New York area withstood a few early haymakers from Zuniga in the first round to find a comfortable rhythm. Monaghan appeared to quickly grasp Zuniga’s timing and had no issue in staying in front of his Colombian opponent and throwing a multitude of blows, while Zuniga errantly threw major punches that largely missed. This became cyclical until the ninth round when Monaghan found pay dirt with a big left hook to Zuniga’s body which stunned his opponent. Zuniga would fall to the canvas after a few more blows to the back and the ref waved a halt to the bout.

Reed Stays Unbeaten

In the first fight of the evening, junior welterweight prospect Michael Reed (15-0, 8 KOs) stayed unbeaten by notching a wide unanimous decision victory over Puerto Rico’s Luis Gonzales (11-2-1, 6 KOs). From the onset of the fight Reed was the aggressor, but Gonzalez managed to hang in there for the first two rounds with accurate counter punches. However, as the fight proceeded, Reed exerted himself and Gonzalez largely resigned himself to the role of opponent. However, the lack of a knockout from Reed did stand out as it appeared to be there for him.

Sosa Dispatches Bustos

New Jersey’s Jason Sosa (16-1-3, 11 KOs) put in an impressive performance by stopping Spain’s Santiago Bustos (7-7-1, 3 KOs) in the fifth round of their eight round lightweight bout. Sosa routinely used his longer frame and quicker hands to punish Bustos, but the Spaniard often found a way to fight out of the aggression and survive. However, that act eventually wore out and Sosa exerted himself in the fifth round with a brutal right uppercut which floored Bustos. On borrowed time, Bustos survived for roughly a minute before finally being stopped later in the round.

Diaz Survives Gallardo

New Jersey’s Jason Sosa (16-1-3, 11 KOs) put in an impressive performance by stopping Spain’s Santiago Bustos (7-7-1, 3 KOs) in the fifth round of their eight round lightweight bout. Sosa routinely used his longer frame and quicker hands to punish Bustos, but the Spaniard often found a way to fight out of the aggression and survive. However, that act eventually wore out and Sosa exerted himself in the fifth round with a brutal right uppercut which floored Bustos. On borrowed time, Bustos survived for roughly a minute before finally being stopped later in the round.

Arias Blows on Cason

In heavyweight action, amateur standout George Arias improved to 4-0, 3 KOs by easily dispatching Eric Cason by second round TKO. Arias has remarkably quick hands for a heavyweight and used them to brutalize Cason en route to knocking him down several times and eventually stopping him.

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