The opening bout saw Sergey Kuzmin of St. Petersburg, Russia stop Keenan Hickman of Baton Rouge, LA at the end of three rounds. Early in the third, Hickman suffered an injury to his left arm. Hickman continued the bout but was knocked down by a Kuzmin left hand. Hickman finished the third but was unable to leave his corner for the fourth round. Kuzmin remains undefeated at 10-0, seven KO's while Hickman, who took the bout on very short notice, falls to 5-2-1, two KO's.
They have changed the order and in the ring now is Joey Dawejko of Philadelphia, PA (17-4-3, 10 KO's) facing Rodney Hernandez of Modesto, CA (10-5-1, two KO's). Eight rounds, heavyweights.