Hanks Stops Rhode in 1st Round


Star Boxing’s undefeated heavyweight contender Joe “The Future” Hanks made it a very quick evening on Friday night, brutally knocking out veteran Marcus Rhode in the first round at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.

Improving his record to 20-0-0 with 14 knockouts, Hanks drilled Rhode to the canvas three times before referee Gary Ritter called a halt to the bout at the 1:36 mark of the opening stanza.

The 29-year-old Hanks, a native of Newark, New Jersey who trains in Carson, California is the holder of the IBA Americas Heavyweight Title.

Details of Hanks’ next bout will be announced in the near future.

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