Robert Guerrero vs Omar Figueroa and Sean Monaghan vs Marcus Browne
BY KID HERSH
From the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, came Brooklyn Boxing on Long Island.
Sean Monaghan (28-0, 17KO's) vs Marcus Browne (19-0, 14KO's). Steve Willis was the referee. In the first round right as Danny Garcia was saying that Monaghan should not be standing straight in front of Browne he got caught with a straight left that dropped him. He rose, on wobbly legs, and Browne was beating him up further with very fast and accurate punches when a low blow was ruled that gave Monaghan a much needed break. It was debatable whether the punch was low or not but the action continued after about a minutes rest. In the second round the fight was over, as Browne simply cannot miss with his punches on the wide open target. A right hook sent Monaghan into the ropes and the fight was over with a flurry from Browne. Great, great win for him here as he is on his way to a big title shot.
The main event featured Robert Guerrero (33-5-1, 18KO's) vs Omar Figueroa (26-0-1, 18KO's). The first round was all Guerrero as he picked his spots to slam home punches both to the body and the head of Figueroa, who was moving in and out but not mounting much of an offense yet. In the second round we had a shocker as Figueroa hurt and then dropped Guerrero with a beautiful head-snapping uppercut midway through the round. Guerrero rose and was dropped again via more uppercuts. He rose, was seriously hurt with only ten seconds left in the round, and was dropped for a third time with a body shot. He was allowed to continue but likely only because the round was over - he looked like a totally spent fighter while Figueroa is just warming up. Guerrero talked his way into coming out for the third round and he put everything he had into taking Figuero out as he backed him into a corner with power punches and unloaded. Unfortunately for The Ghost, Figueroa has his number with uppercuts due to Guerrero standing on the inside with his head tilted out; right in position to get nailed by a guy who loves throwing vicious uppercuts. Guerrero was dropped for a fourth time, got up as a warrior only knows how to do, but was promptly dropped for a fifth and final time with a body shot. This is the first time in Guerreros career that he has been stopped and it is a bit of a shocker other than the fact that Guerrero has been in many wars and has had a year long layoff while now returning to the ring against a handful in the young Figueroa.