Alex Vargas, Ryan O'Rourke secure TKO wins

At the Paramount in Long Island, Alex Vargas (now 13-0 5 KO’s) was victorious. Vargas showcased excellent footwork and entertaining combinations to keep Mauro Godoy (now 37-9-1 18KO’s) off kilter for the entirety of the fight.

Eventually, Vargas’ power overwhelmed Godoy, knocking him down in both the second and the fifth round. With Vargas fans chanting his name, Godoy did not come off the stool for the sixth round. Vargas, a Suffolk County Police Officer, was declared the winner by 5th round TKO (3:00).

Dublin, Ireland’s Ryan O'Rourke (now 10-0 3KO’s) and Dashaun Johns (now, 4-3 3KO’s) fought an entertaining battle in their scheduled 8 round welterweight bout.

Out of the gate, O’Rourke was accurate in his attack, but Johns’ held tough and the two had some entertaining exchanges. In the fourth round, O’Rourke began bleeding from his nose. Seemingly unscathed, O’Rourke continued to dictate the action, but in the sixth a cut opened over the left eye of O’Rourke.

The Irishman was unaffected by the cut and landed a perfectly placed shot that dropped Johns with 20 seconds left in the 7th round. Johns would get to his feet, but O’Rourke continued the sizzling pace. The round came to a close, but it was determined that Johns couldn’t continue and referee Pat Sullivan stopped the action earning O’Rourke a seventh round TKO (3:00), improving to 10-0 with 3KO’s.

Former Star Boxing intern turned undefeated pro boxer, Harley Burke (now 8-0 7KO’s) impressed during his scheduled 6 round light heavyweight bout, defeating Kam Humphrey (now 3-2 2KO’s) via a fourth round TKO (0:01).

Humphrey started strong, but halfway through the second, Burke began to turn the tide, landing combinations and sitting on his punches. At the close of the third round, Burke tore into Humphrey trapping him in the corner and unleashing a barrage of punches. Humphrey was able to finish the round on his feet in spite of the blitzing attack. At the start of the 4th round, Humphrey was checked by the doctor who advised the referee to call the fight.

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