Samuel scores 2nd-round KO, improves to 7-0


Baltimore lightweight Tyrell Samuel used a body shot at 2:12 of the second round to score his fifth straight knockout and his seventh victory without a loss, defeating Mexico's Magarito Lopez last night at Glen Burnie's Michael's Eighth Avenue.

"It's what we've been working on in the gym -- working off the jab with hooks, combinations and body shots and that one was perfect," said Samuel, 24.

In another bout, Baltimore welterweight Tim Coleman, 21, earned his fifth victory with a six-round unanimous decision against Mushin Corbbrey (4-1, one KO) of Hilton Head, S.C.

Coleman spent much of his pre-fight training at the renowned Kronk Gym in Detroit, where he earned the nickname "Slick" from trainer Emanuel Steward.

Other than an occasional left hook, Corbbrey, 28, rarely did damage to Coleman, who won 59-55 on the cards of two judges and 59-54 on that of the third.

"I was up there with Steward for a month while he was training Jermain Taylor for his fight Saturday against Winky Wright and I learned a lot," Coleman said.

"Overall I was happy with my performance. Just needed to shorten up my punches and stop dropping my hands, but it was kind of a macho thing -- me just trying to show him that I was in complete control."

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