Michel Soro Demolishes Glen Tapia, Earns Stoppage in Fourth Round



Newark, New Jersey (May 9, 2015) Friday night in the main event at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, world ranked junior middleweight contender MICHEL SORO stamped his presence at the top of the division with a brutal fourth round stoppage of local fan favorite GLEN TAPIA telecast nationally on truTV®.

Controlling the action from the opening bell Soro earned the stoppage with a full arsenal of power shots forcing referee David Fields to wave off the bout at the 2:10 mark of the stanza.

With the knockout Soro improved to 26-1-1 (16KO’s) and claimed the NABO and USBA Junior Middleweight Titles. The 27-year-old Soro entered the fight ranked #10 by the World Boxing Organization.

“I felt all along this was going to happen since I signed for the fight” said Soro. “There was no hesitation on taking the fight and it was full speed ahead in training up in Big Bear Lake at The Summit and that led right into the fight.”

“We call it ‘KO Camp’ up in Big Bear with all the talent up there. I specifically want to thank my terrific sparring partners John Jackson and Wale Omotoso, great people who truly pushed me every day in the gym.”

“Also, I dedicate the victory to Michael King and the outstanding team at KING SPORTS who have believed in me and truly prepared me for victory.”

Said MICHAEL KING, “We believed as a team that Michel would defeat Tapia and we made sure he was prepared in his training to win just like all our fighters.”

“It’s a great win and now we will focus on bigger fights for Michel, we feel the best is yet to come and he will be a world champion in future.”

With the loss Tapia moved to 23-2-0 (15KO’s).


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-Radam G :

The Jersey Kid is too tough for his own good. He should have taken a knee. But the ref goof, anyway. The kid's hand touched the canvas at one point before the stoppage. Holla at it. Holla!

-Radam G :

I wonder what is the corrupted New Jersey Commision is going to do about this crucial mistake of the referee. Commish RG, where are you? How is your boy Commish Savage is going to call this? I cannot wait for his created cheat. The scrap should be called a no contest. The "Jersey Boy" was down from his hand touching the canvas TWICE! Holla!

-oubobcat :

The Jersey Kid is too tough for his own good. He should have taken a knee. But the ref goof, anyway. The kid's hand touched the canvas at one point before the stoppage. Holla at it. Holla!
I agree he should have taken a knee. However, best for his career the fight was stopped when it was. I just think he would have taken more punishment and that would have not been good for his future in this sport. The ultimate end result was not going to change. I think Tapia was drained from trying to make 154 (honestly he looks like a super middleweight) and that had a huge impact on his performance. Add that to his opponent, Soro, was greatly underrated and a very precise puncher was a recipe for disaster here.

-Carmine Cas :

Tapia should have def taken a knee, he is too tough for his own good but he needs to learn some defense. And I don't see it improving under Freddie Roach.

-Carmine Cas :

Soro showed great patience and precision.

-Radam G :

It should be a NO CONTEST all over this bout. The ref GOOFED! Where you AT, Commish? Holla!