Heavyweight Solis stops Drummond

Updated: March 21, 2010, 3:36 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

KEY WEST, Fla. -- Former Cuban Olymic gold medalist Odlanier Solis defended his World Boxing Council International heavyweight championship title Saturday night when Carl Drummond quit after three rounds.

Solis, now a Miami resident, and Drummond, a Costa Rican living in Hollywood, Fla., were scheduled for 10 rounds in the main event of Fight Night in the Keys at an outdoor ring at Mallory Square.

Solis (16-0, 12 KOs) dominated the first three rounds and one second into the fourth round, Drummond shook his head to the referee and the fight ended with him on his stool, giving Solis a technical knockout win.

The bout began about 40 minutes late after Drummond had issues with pre-fight bandage wrapping of his hands.

In an earlier bout Jorge Diaz from Jersey City, N.J., scored an eight-round unanimous decision against Mexican Alejandro Lopez in a featherweight bout.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.