Cruiserweight contender Alex Guerrero, 198, of Salisbury, MD, was shockingly blown away by Atlantas Brian Howard in the first round on Saturday night at the Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens, NY. A straight right stung Guerrero halfway through round one and had him on rubbery legs. Howard, 195, landed a few more right hands to deck Guerrero, who quickly arose to his feet and took an eight-count. He was unable to recover, however, and Howard pinned him against the ropes with a follow-up barrage, forcing referee Harvey Dock to stop the contest at 1:53 of the opening frame. Guerrero suffered his first defeat, dropping to 12-1 (6 KOs), while Howard is now 11-1 (9 KOs).