CINCINNATI --Light heavyweight prospect Curtis Hill Jr. remained perfect in the ring, registering a quick hit 1st round knockout of Cory Dulaney in the final non-televised bout of the evening.
A right hand shot had Dulaney (5-4-1, 1KO) down and doing the stanky leg as he attempted to beat the count. His dance moves were to be admired, but nowhere close enough to convincing the referee to allow the action to continue as he halted the contest at 1:06 of round one.
Hill Jr., a 23-year old body-beautiful prospect from Indianapolis, improves to 10-0 (5KOs), although an upgrade in competition is required to see if he is in fact the real deal.
Tra-Kwon Pettis fought for the first time outside of his Las Vegas hometown, but had no issues on the road in pitching a shutout over Milwaukee's Mike Fowler. Scores were 40-36 across the board for Pettis (4-1, 1KO), who fights under the Mayweather Promotions banner.
Local featherweight Desmond Jarman (1-0, 1KO) enjoyed a successful pro debut in a big way - and in a flash, annihilating South Bend's Lucas Burger in just 29 seconds. A straight right hand followed by a left hook put Burger (0-2) down for the count in the evening's curtain raiser.
A modest-sized non-televised undercard precedes a tripleheader airing on Showtime as part of the network's free-preview weekend, live from the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.. The event will also stream live on Twitter, marking a first for a major boxing event.
Headlining the show, former four-division titlist Adrien Broner faces Chicago's Adrian Granados in a 10-round welterweight scrap. The evening's chief support pits reigning secondary welterweight titlist David Avanesyan versus former 140 lb. titlist Lamont Peterson. Opening the telecast is a dangerous light heavyweight crossroads bout between unbeaten 2012 U.S. Olympian Marcus Browne and veteran Top 10 contender Thomas "Top Dogg" Williams, Jr.