Boxing Finlandia -stable with promoter Jarmo Tolvanen organized small night club show in Joensuu Finland on Saturday evening. The show contained 3 amateur fights and 1 professional bout which was scheduled for 10 rounds and for vacant Finnish national and vacant BBU cruiserweight titles between undefeated countrymen Marko Mononen and Janne Forsman.
Both Mononen and Forsman had short amateur career behind them with about 10 fights and then both have had quite similar pro career while Mononen having 4 victories and Forsman 5 victories.
Forsman who was representing Caramelito Promotions was supported in the bout by small but very loud supporter group of about 20 fans. Forsman started very strongly and with almost the first punch of the bout he wobbled Mononen. Mononen never recovered from that punch and was not able to punch back enough when very determined and focused Forsman walked close by throwing also all time various punches. Forsman floored Mononen in the middle of the ring with right hand and Mononen dropped to sit. He was not able to beat the count and referee Arvo Kivelä waved it off in time 1.01 in the first round.
The KO was the quickest one in history of Finnish national title fights. The previous record was in Tony Halme – Jukka Järvinen rematch back in September 1997 when the fight lasted 2.22.
With the impressive victory Forsman improved to 6-0, 3 KO and Mononen dropped to 4-1.