MIAMI — Kenzie Morrison’s fight against Roberto White of Salisbury, North Carolina, was over before he really had a chance to get warmed up.
A powerful right to the temple enabled Morrison to get his 11th career stoppage.
This time it was at 1:15 of the first round of a literal heavyweight street fight: the ring was set up in the middle of Main Street in front of the Coleman Theatre on Friday, Aug. 25.
“I wish it would had gone a little longer so I would have had time to work on things a little bit,” Morrison said. “I was just getting warmed up.”
Fellow 4 State Franchise member Charles Conwell took a little longer, but had the same result: a TKO at the 32-second mark of the second round against Reynaldo Trujillo of Houston, Texas.
Morrison now stands 12-0-2 and has logged three impressive wins since a majority draw with Aaron Chavers Sept. 23, 2016, at Buffalo Run.
“He was a big guy who was a little bit older, but he was a southpaw and that was a big obstacle I hadn’t faced yet,” Morrison said. “It was something we were trying to overcome and get a look at live and in front of a crowd.”
Morrison said he had been sparring for eight and 10 rounds in preparation for a fight that was scheduled for six.
“I was ready to go and I was hoping … things go the way they go,” Morrison said. “I am glad I got out unscathed and he got out unscathed.”
White, who is 47, dropped to 6-9 with the loss.
Conwell, a former Olympian, ran his record to 5-0 with all five wins coming by knockout.
“I thought he was a sturdy guy, but as I warmed up, I started to go to the body and use my jab,” Conwell said. “That is what slowed him down and eventually got him out of there.”
Trujillo fell to 1-2-1.
Conwell’s brother, Isaiah Steen, of Detroit, logged a unanimous decision against Carlos Ruiz of Castro, Chile.
All three judges scored the fight 60-54 in favor of Steen, who now is 9-0.
In other fights on the undercard:
* Lightweight Alejandro Guerrero of Irving, Texas, won by TKO over Darrin Hampton of Kansas City, Missouri, at 1:38 of the second round. Guerrero (5-0 with four knockouts) dropped Hampton twice in the first round, and
* Demond Nicholson of Laurel, Maryland, got a TKO win when Josue Obando of Guadalajara, Mexico, retired before the start of the third round.