Michael Coffie (12-0, 9 KOs) scored an impressive third round KO over Darmani Rock (17-1, 12 KOs) in an interesting battle between undefeated heavyweights on Saturday night in a co-feature of Caleb-Caleb at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. With a left uppercut, Coffie dropped Rock in round three. Rock narrowly beat the count but was swiftly floored by a left hook again. Time:59. It was time.
Isiah Seldon (14-4-1, 5 KOs) was demolished in the first round by undefeated super welterweight Joey Spencer (12-0, 9 KOs). With his right hand, Spencer dropped Seldin. Seldin got up, but two points were deducted shortly afterwards for hitting referee Jerry Cantu behind the back. Seldin was then floored by Spencer again and the fight was waved off easily. Seldin, the son of Bruce Seldin, a former heavyweight champion, protested to no avail. 2:15 was the moment.
In a welterweight bout, former world champion “Kid Blast” Rances Barthelemy (28-1-1, 14 KOs) outboxed All Rivera (24-4, 18 KOs) in ten boring rounds. There were ratings of 97-93, 99-91, 100-90.
Light heavyweight prospect Atif Oberlton (1-0, 1 KO) won his third-round TKO pro debut against Nathan Sharp (4-3, 4 KOs). Stoppage of Grace by referee Sharon Sands at:48.
The Contender’s Middleweights “Bad News” Brandyn Lynch (10-1-1, 8 KOs) and Mark “Madman” Hernandez (14-4-2, 3 KOs) fought for an eight-rounder tie. The scores were Hernandez 78-74, Lynch 77-75, 76-76. Lynch is the nephew of Eddie Murphy, a comedian.