Heavyweight Jonnie Rice (14-6-1, 10 KOs) scored a technical knockout over previously unbeaten Michael Coffie (12-1, 9 KOs) in the main event of FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes Saturday night from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Referee Eric Dali called a stop to the action at the 2:19 mark of the fifth round. "Honestly, I didn’t expect to overwhelm Coffie like that,” said Rice. “I knew Michael Coffie from his fights, but not because he had a great record but because he was a sparring partner for Deontay Wilder. In my head, I played the little game that I was Luis Ortiz's sparring partner for his second fight against Wilder. So technically it was Luis Ortiz's vs. Deontay Wilder's sparring partners. We're going to see what happens. I was playing with that in my head. I had to fight a little bit like Deontay Wilder and then a little bit different. That’s what the game plan was." Coffie was originally scheduled to face longtime heavyweight contender Gerald Washington, but Washington tested positive for Covid-19 and Rice came in as Washington’s replacement. "I wasn't a late replacement,” added Rice. “I was waiting for an opportunity. We replaced someone, but we weren’t late. We were right on time. I was training every day. I was training with Michael Hunter. I did 20 rounds, 10 and 10 last Friday before I got the call. So when I got the call, I was ready.” Rice concluded, “I want it all. I want what every boxer wants. I want to be world champion. I understand that my record doesn't say that, but I want the world to watch my progress. I’m not in the right mind to be calling people out. I’m just going to be ready for the opportunity and when it comes I’m going to answer the call. I’m going to get as much money for it as I can. And you know one thing, I’m going to put on a show." #MichaelCoffie #JonathanRice #CoffieRice Visit PremierBoxingChampions.com for more info. SIGN UP FOR FIGHT ALERTS: 🤍pbcham.ps/FightAlerts FOLLOW US: 🤍twitter.com/premierboxing 🤍instagram.com/premierboxing 🤍🤍facebook.com/premierboxingchampions
Heavy weight is boring, tired after a few punches
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coffie did to much faints and should've gone inside since rice seemed like he threw a lot of overhand punches wouldve been a huge con for rice if coffie went in more but thats just my perspective good fight and much respect to these two boxers
This fight was terrible both them are scared like what can the judges score lmaooo
Uncle Ben that you?
I wonder how Coffie would have done against Washington?
Im not going to lie to Rice out you to sleep.
Rice boxing short is so annoying
what is going on with Rice's shorts?
coffee has sold the fight he lost the fight in purpose
Rice guy has udders
Guess that answers that question. Does Coffie beat Rice.
Coffee vs rice okay
Is micheal coffee, related to Jerome coffee,could anyone tell me,😁👍
The announcer nailed it callin him Buster Douglas, beating a Mike, 🤷🏾♂️ 1, 2,1 combos, full commitment on the right hand… and very straight! Coffee new to the game hasn’t seen right hands like that thrown at him … I like both but damn… what an ass Whoopin
Heavyweight in 90's are built different
ADVICE TO BOXERS:
In order to beat the champion, eat plenty of RICE. To avoid losing, don't drink COFFEE. A serious advice indeed.
Great performance by Rice... he might be a problem..