Kassim Ouma vs. Verno Phillips I
Rising contender Kassim Ouma notches the best win of his early career with a hard-fought victory over Verno Phillips. In a fight that sees him average 130 punches a round, Ouma manages to out work Phillips despite taking some heavy thunder in return. Ouma stuns Phillips in the second and third rounds with straight left hands, but Phillips lands the bigger punches in several rounds. After eight rounds of standing and trading, Ouma staggers Phillips with a straight left and doubles him over with a body shot, prompting Referee Eddie Obregon to step in and issue a standing eight-count. In the end, Ouma wins a unanimous decision in a true classic.