Cornelius "Bodysnatcher" Whitlock of DC has been stopped in the third round by Philadelphia's Greg Jackson tonight at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.
Whitlock looked to have won the bout with a crushing second-round knockdown of Jackson with an overhead right. However, Jackson recovered and came back in the third, pressuring Whitlock with solid shots until the bout was stopped.
Whitlock's record drops to 3-2-2, two KO's while Jackson is now 4-1-1, two KO's.
Meanwhile, DC light heavyweight Marcellus Yates weighed 178 pounds for his four-round contest against the debuting Meng Fenlong of Inner Mongolia, China at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. Yates is 0-1, losing his pro debut via a four-round split decision to Mario Flores on October 24 in Fort Washington, MD.