In an action packed light heavyweight bout, Ovince St.Preux delivered the finishing blow with a one punch knockout over T.J. Cook at 0:20 in round three.
After coming about as close as you can to being stopped early in the first round, Cook fired back with an emotionally charged barrage of punches that shook OSP. Yet, his aggressive style would come back to bite him as he appeared gassed as the fight progressed before the eventual finish.
“Well the first round, I kind of exhausted myself trying to finish him cause I had him rocked a couple of times,” said St. Preux. “Then the second round I was just trying to put the pressure on him. But in the third round I felt real good.”
In the end, it was OSP’s superior endurance and precise striking that earned him the victory with a stunning overhand left.
“I was about to set everything up until I heard his coach said, it’s the overhand right, it’s the overhand right. I was thinking to myself, ‘yes it is, thank you'” explained St. Preux.
OSP rallies from a loss to Strikeforce veteran Gegard Mousasi to advance to 12-5 while T.J. Cook drops two consecutive bouts to notch an identical 12-5 record.