GLENDALE, Arizona – It took him four rounds and more, but Jeremiah Milton finally caught Quintin Sumpter with a punch of his own. type type type type type type type type type type type type type type type type type type type in type of the type that ended their Saturday night fight against Jake Paul-Anderson Silva underground at the Desert Diamond Arena.
Las Vegas’ Milton (7-0, 6 KOs) stunned the then-unbeaten Sumpter with a right hand 23 seconds into the fifth round. Milton followed with a right-left-right combination that knocked Sumpter into the ropes and then to the gloves and knees 30 seconds into the fifth round.
Sumpter (5-1, 4 KOs), of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, got to his feet before referee Wes Melton counted to 10. Melton stopped their six-round plan, however, because Sumpter stumbled into the ropes. .
The official stoppage time is 39 seconds of the fifth round.
Milton was the aggressor throughout their contest, but Sumpter’s athleticism and unwillingness to engage often drew cheers from the crowd. Sometimes he lands a punch and makes fun of it by taunting Milton, who taunts Sumpter after he wins with a technical blow.
Two fights prior to Milton’s win, Danny Flores had a great performance by stopping Edgar Ortiz Jr. at the beginning of the sixth round of the fight of small wings in the town of Flores.
Flores unloaded a power punch on Ortiz early in the sixth round. An Arizona Boxing & MMA official ordered referee Tony Zaino to stop the fight, 30 seconds into the sixth round, shortly after Flores landed a punch on Ortiz.
Glendale’s Flores (11-0, 3 KOs), who had his way with Ortiz from the end of the third round until the end of their scheduled six-rounder, scored the first knockout in five fights. Phoenix’s Ortiz (8-4-2, 4 KOs) is 1-3-1 in his past five fights.
Last Saturday, a native of Glendale, Adrian Rodriguez shut down Dominique Griffin on all three scorecards in their four-round featherweight fight.
Rodriguez (3-0, 2 KOs), who won 40-36 on each card, went the distance for the first time as a pro. Griffin, of Irving, Texas, slipped to 4-2-1 (2 KOs).
In Saturday’s first bout, Los Angeles’ Eliezer Silva dropped and stopped Anthony Hannah in the second round of their four-round middleweight bout. Their pack ended shortly after Hannah reached his feet.
Silva advances to 2-0 and hits the first kick. Hannah (3-5, 2 KOs), of Augusta, Georgia, has lost four straight, three straight by knockout.
Keith Idec is a senior writer/writer for BoxingScene.com. He can be found on Twitter @Idecboxing.