Tyrone Brunson stops Manny Woods in eighth round to win UBF 154-pound title

Tyrone Brunson stopped Manny Woods in the eighth round Friday to win the UBF International junior middleweight title before a sold-out crowd at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

Brunson kept Woods at bay for the first half of a fight with a stiff jab before connecting with hard power punches.

Brunson cut off the ring effectively and rocked Woods with a huge right hand in the eighth round when his opponent was trapped in his own corner.

Although Woods was saved by the bell, he was unable to continue, and referee Benjy Esteves Jr. stopped the fight.

In the co-feature, Brandon Robinson scored the biggest win of his career by winning an eight-round unanimous decision over Christopher Brooker to win the UBF All Americas super middleweight title.

Robinson got the better of the action as he cut Brooker in 2 places around the left eye. Brooker tried to get back in the fight over the last couple rounds, but it was Robinson's boxing and power punches that propelled him to the victory by 80-72, 79-73 and 78-74.

Robinson improved to 8-1, while Brooker of Philadelphia dropped to 12-5.

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