Rising super-featherweight contender O’Shaquie Foster scored his most notable win to date with a ninth-round stoppage of former world title challenger Mickey Roman at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California, on Thursday night.

Houston hotshot Foster 18-2 (11 KOs) scored a knockdown with a right hand in the opener before dropping his Mexican foe with a left hook in the ninth and then overwhelming Roman (62-14, 47 KOs) with a barrage of blows, prompting referee Jack Reiss to step in.

Foster (right) won his eighth straight with another eye-catching display. Photo: NBC.

The main event had been laced with controversy after Foster’s trainer Bobby Benton discovered a disturbing lack of padding in both of Roman’s sets of gloves the day before the fight. The California State Athletic Commission confiscated both sets of gloves and issued Roman with a new pair.

In other action, world-rated Mexican Eduardo ‘Rocky’ Hernandez (30-1, 27 KOs) scored a third-round body shot KO of Texan Eduardo Garza (15-3-1, 8 KOs) in a 130lbs encounter. Garza was cut around both eyes in the opener before Hernandez closed the show with a left hook to the solar plexus in the third.

Hernandez finished Garcia with a body blow.
Photo: Hogan Photos/Ring City USA.

In an all-Mexican battle, lightweight puncher William Zepeda (22-0, 20 KOs) hammered Roberto Ramirez (23-3-1, 16 KOs) before forcing referee Ray Corona’s intervention in the fifth. It was an impressive US debut for southpaw Zepeda in the opening bout of NBC’s ‘Ring City’ series.

Zepeda’s pressure ground down Ramirez. Photo: Hogan Photos/Ring City USA.

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