Save Mart Arena, Fresno - Hot junior welterweight prospect Maxim Dadashev (9-0, 8 KOs) needed only four rounds to put away the more experienced Clarence Booth (15-4, 8 KOs).
Dadashev looked strong from the start, rocking Booth really bad at the end of the second round. Dadashev continued to let his hands go in the third, putting the hurt on Booth.
In round four, Booth lost a point for spitting out the mouthpiece. When the action restarted, Dadashev started unloading big shots on Booth and had him in all sorts of trouble to force the referee's intervention to stop the fight.
Booth a veteran of the game, has suffered defeats to Cletus Seldin, Alex Saucedo and current IBF junior welterweight champion Sergey Lipinets.
Dadashev turned pro last April and this was his fifth fight of the year, with his last four wins coming inside the distance.
Dadashev was a top amateur with over 300 fights and won numerous medals in the unpaid ranks.
In an upset, Evan Torres (8-5, 5 KOs) won a four round split decision over previously undefeated Quilisto Madera (7-1, 4 KOs). The fight was all action from start to finish and Madera appeared to get caught off guard by the brawling nature of Torres.
The scores were 39-37, 39-37 for Madera and 39-37 for Torres.
Amir Imam (21-1, 18 KOs) stopped Johnny Garcia (19-6-1) in four rounds.
Imam dominated the fight and dropped Garcia in the fourth round. The referee felt Garcia had taken too much damage during the four rounds and stopped the fight before the start of the fight.