Mohamed Soumaoro Victorious In ProBox Main Event
Wendesday night action in central Florida saw prospect Mohamed “El Bufalo Negro” Soumaoro stop formerly unbeaten Angel “El Chocolatito” Vazquez in the eighth round of a scheduled ten round lightweight main event of ProBox TV’s show in Plant City, Florida.
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The 30 year old Soumaoro, who was born in Guinea, but now fights out of Montreal, Canada improved to 13-1, 6 KOs with the win. He was impressive from the outset landing the bigger punches. That included a thudding uppercut that hurt the Mexican Vasquez, now 12-1, briefly in the seventh round. Another barrage of blows in the eighth led to Vasquez’s corner stopping the bout late in the round.
The win is the third straight for Soumaoro after tasting his first pro defeat in February 2020 to
Elysson Marquez by majority decision in Nicaragua. He previously won a unanimous decision against undefeated Jusiyah Shirley in the December ProBox show in Plant City, FL.
In the co-feature Thursday night, Puerto Rican Axl Melendez scored a narrow, majority six round decision win over Demontaze Duncan of Louisville, KY. Melendez hurt Duncan in the opening round of what turned out to be a competitive close fight the rest of the way. He got the decision on scores of 58-56 on two cards, while the third judge had the bout even at 57.
Also victorious on the Pro Box card, Omar Rosario of Puerto Rico, as he won by 1st round KO of Zach Hill from South Dakota. Rosario scored a hard left, body shot to drop Hill with under a minute to go in the opening stanza, and Hill could not beat the count. Rosario improved to 10-0 with 3 KOs.