DC heavyweight Danny "Smooth" Kelly registered a first-round knockout over Kevin "Benjamin" Franklin of Charleston, WV Saturday night at the Econolodge in Allentown, PA. Here's a recap from Kurt Wolfheimer of Fightnews.com:
Both fighters went toe to toe in the early going which resulted in two clashes of heads, but neither fighter showed any clear damage. Kelly rocked Franklin moments later with an overhand right. Franklin tried to fight back, but Kelly forced him to a corner with a hard right. Franklin tried to fight back but a short left hook sent him to his hands and knees. Referee Shawn Clarke completed the ten count at 2:21 of the opening round, giving Kelly the knockout victory.
Kelly bounces back from suffering his first pro loss and he is now 7-1-1, six KO's. Franklin is 6-11, three KO's.