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2012-06-13 : Tommy Rainone 153½ lbs lost to Fitzgerald Johnson 157 lbs by UD in round 8 of 8

Fitzgerald Johnson versus Tommy Rainone Co-Main Event at Robert Treat Best Western in Newark

  • Johnson wins a unanimous eight round decision in a minor upset
  • Rainone won the first round with a good jab and a good defense while moving well
  • Rainone had won four straight bouts since losing a six decision in June 2010 at Yankee Stadium on the Miguel Cotto versus Yuri Foreman undercard to Terry Buterbaugh
  • 17-4 Rainone unable to win a round from the second round on against the 2-6 Johnson, who hit hard and consistently to rattle Rainone
  • After winning his pro debut, Newark fighter Johnson fought seven consecutive unbeaten fighters before fighting Rainone, a rough start but a valuable experience against better fighters