The referee had to call a stoppage of the fight in the first round.
Hamer Stops Veteran Terrell Nelson in First Round
Heavyweight Tor Hamer (12-1, 9 KOs) got back on the winning track tonight at BB Kings in Times Square, scoring an impressive first round TKO of veteran Terrell Nelson (8-11, 5 KOs) at DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing. The New York native knocked down Nelson three times in the opening frame of this bout, with the official time of the stoppage coming at the 2:11 mark.
“I’m glad to get the ring rust off after a five-month layoff,” Hamer told us after the fight. “Truthfully, I didn’t think I was going to stop him, especially in the first round. He’s been in there with guys like Nikolay Valuev, Dominick Guinn, and he has 18 fights to my 12 fights. He’s been fighting a lot longer than me, and he’s a survivor.”
Hamer came in with an intensely focused look from the onset of this bout, and he immediately pressed in on Nelson and delivered some devastating punches to both the head and body of his opposition. A resident of Plainfield, New Jersey, Nelson tried to push forward, but he left himself vulnerable in doing so. In the opening minute of the frame, he left his chin unprotected and was dropped by a vicious left hand from Hamer. Once he returned to his feet, it was not long before Hamer again deposited him back on the canvas. At this point, the referee took a hard look into the eyes of a damaged Nelson, but the journeyman insisted on continuing. Hamer then closed in and immediately wobbled Nelson again before flattening him for a third time behind a well-plotted combination. When this occurred, the referee dropped down to count and then waved off the bout.
“I didn’t think he was going to stay down. He got up twice when I hit him with a four-piece,” Hamer remarked. “He definitely showed from previous fights on tapes I watched that he is a survivor, and I didn’t think that I was going to get out of there so fast.”
Well known for his power, it was the quickness of Hamer that seemed to shine through in this fight.
“Less focus on size, more on speed and precision,” Hamer commented about his preparation for this encounter. “I came in today at about 223 on the scales, last fight I was closer to 230. It definitely played a part in my explosiveness and the power and connect rate, so instead of going for one shot, we were going for four.”
With this bout now in the books, Hamer was asked who he would like to next step into the ring to fight. Without any hesitation at all, he yelled the name of Kelvin Price (8-0, 5 KOs), who handed him the only loss of his professional career back in May.
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