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1997-07-12 : Kirk Johnson 228 lbs beat Louis Monaco 226 lbs by TKO at 2:58 in round 7 of 10
- Location: Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
- Referee: Paul Sita
- Johnson controlled with his jab and landed often with his hand speed while Monaco tended to only throw single lead right hands.
- Monaco was dropped for a nine count in round 2 by a right-left.
- Monaco was cut near the left eye in round 4.
- Monaco was dropped for a nine count in round 7 by two right hands and a hook. After Monaco rose, the referee stopped the fight at 2:58, deeming him unfit to continue.
- Monaco took the fight on one day's notice, taking the place of Samson Po'uha