Super middleweight Yamaguchi “The Problem” Falcao and middleweight Connor “The Kid” Coyle successfully defended their NABA championships with impressive stoppage victories Sunday, December 11 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando.
The card was promoted by Boxlab Promotions. Falcao and Coyle are promoted by Fire Fist Boxing Promotions.
Fighting as part of the annual WBA KO Drugs card, Falcao faced Ernest Amuzu to open a televised tripleheader on CBS Sports Network.
Falcao, a native Brazil who resides in Florida, fought aggressively from the opening bell. The 34-year-old southpaw tagged Amuzu with crisp combinations and scored a knockdown towards the end of the second round. Amuzu tried to work behind his jab and a high guard but was mostly unsuccessful. The WBC’s 8th rated contender, Falcao continued to dictate the fight with an impressive offensive arsenal and scored a second knockdown with a body shot in round seven.
Amuzu made it to his feet but was unable to continue.
The official time of stoppage was 49 seconds.
Falcao, who has repeatedly made it known he’ll fight any champion or contender in the 168 pound division, improved to 24-1-1 with 10 KO’s. Amuzu slips to 26-8 (22 KO’s).