Friday night in Tampa, Florida, Jamaican born heavyweight prospect Lenroy Thomas thrilled the huge “HOMECOMING” crowd with a vicious second round knockout of Wes Taylor at the Sun Dome arena. The Thomas/Taylor bout was the co-main event to the Jeff Lacy/Otis Griffin headliner.

The action packed first round saw Thomas drop Taylor with a marksmen like left hook body shot towards the end of the first stanza. Thomas then finished him off with a barrage of punches at the 1:17 mark of the second round.

Said Thomas, now 12-1-0 (8KO’s), “He came out very aggressively from the opening bell, but once I was able to time him I was able to land at will. Dan Birmingham and I worked on that in the gym and we were able to use it in the bout.

It’s always great to fight in Tampa and the crowd on Friday night was terrific for this event.”

The 24 year old Thomas had spent the last two months in Las Vegas training and sparring with boxing superstar Winky Wright in preparation for his HBO televised bout Saturday night showdown Paul Williams.

About his future, Thomas said “I’ll let Chet and TKO decide where and when I’ll be fighting next, but I want to face other top prospects in the heavyweight division. The camp in Las Vegas with Winky put me in great shape and that’s where I’m going to stay.”

Said promoter Chet Koerner of TKO BOXING Promotions, “We’re very happy with Lenroy’s performance. He worked hard in training camp with Winky and was easily able to handle Taylor ’s aggressiveness. The body shot that he dropped him with in the second would have worked against any heavyweight in the world.

Our plan is to keep him very busy this year, this was his second fight in 2009, and we want to get him on TV where he can truly showcase his skills to the boxing fans everywhere.”

Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originator of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, super middleweight Joey Gilbert, middleweights Elvin Ayala, Albert Onolunose and James Countryman, junior middleweights Bastie Samir and Anthony Thompson, welterweights Juan Buendia and Raul Tovar, junior welterweights Jonathan Gover, Francisco Contreras and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Cortez Bey, Rolando Reyes and Terrance Crawford, junior lightweight Mickey Bey Jr., featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Delvin Plascencia, Rafael Lora and Maxwell Awaku, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Carlos Reyes.

Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at their newly remodeled website,

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