The end of the fight came in the sixth frame, with Alcine’s corner and referee Jon Shorle calling a halt to the action at 1’22” into the round. Alcine (35-8-2, 21 KOs) had been knocked down once, earlier in the same round, courtesy of a Charlo uppercut.
After a couple of feeling-out rounds, Charlo (27-0, 12 KOs), who was making his debut under trainer Derrick James on Saturday, found his distance and got to work on the shop-worn Alcine with heavy rights and combinations. Alcine had no answer.
Check out the stoppage:
“I established my jab early, and once I was comfortable with my jab the right hand started landing,” said Charlo post-fight. “I wanted to load up and show that I have power. I knew I was getting to him and wearing him down. It felt great to get the knockout.”
CompuBox numbers had Charlo landing 122 of 232 punches thrown, Alcine landed only 22 of 157.
“I didn’t fight for a year and a half, and then I jumped right into the ring with a hungry, young lion,” said Alcine. “I wanted the fight, but sometimes pride takes its’ toll.”
Jermell Charlo, a 25-year-old contender fighting out of Houston, Texas, had last been in action outpointing the ever-tough Vanes Martirosyan in March. Going into the Martirosyan encounter, Charlo had decisioned Mario Lozano in December and Charlie Ota in May of 2014.
“I’m getting older, better, wiser and improving with every fight,” said Charlo. “Everything people saw tonight is a product of hard work in training. Hopefully I can fight again in December, and I want John Jackson next.”
Hailing from Gonaive, Haiti, 39-year-old former world super welterweight champion Joachim Alcine, had made his most recent rings appearances with a split draw against Delvin Rodriguez and back-to-back wins over neophyte pugilists Jovan Ramirez and Lawrence Hughes. These two wins, however, coming off the heels of five straight losses.
A 15-year veteran of the sport, Alcine, who resides in Quebec, Canada, holds wins over Travis Simms, Alfonso Mosquera, and David Lemieux.
Kicking off Saturday’s broadcast, Tony Harrison (22-1, 18 KOs) outpointed Cecil McCalla (20-3, 7 KOs) in a super welterweight 10-rounder.