JASON ESTRADA WINS AGAIN IN PROVIDENCE
Rob Soucy @ ringside
Jason Estrada W8 Alex Gonzalez... Heavyweight Jason Estrada won an eight-round unanimous decision by shutting out a game Alex Gonzalez. Estrada used his superior speed and skills to outclass Gonzalez for most of the bout. In the second round, the two fighters stood toe-to-toe but Estrada landed the harder blows. In rounds three and four, Gonzalez began by landing hard looping left hands that backed Estrada up. However, Estrada controlled the rest of each round by outworking his opponent. As the fight wore on, Estrada got more accurate as he outpunched Gonzalez on the inside. To his credit, Gonzalez, who dropped to 20-7, with 10 KOs, kept coming forward and took Estrada’s hardest shots well. At the end of eight rounds Estrada won by 80-72 on all three of the judge’s scorecards. Estrada improved to 19-4 with 5 KOs, and is seemingly ready to provide up-and-comers Seth Mitchell and Bryant Jennings with a stiff test. Whether either fighter will risk their undefeated record against Estrada remains to be seen.
Toka Kahn-Clary TKO2 Jonathan Caban... In his pro debut, Toka Kahn-Clary displayed the speed and power that makes him a big time prospect, although is opponent, Jonathan Caban is winless in three pro bouts. Kahn-Clary (1-0) was extremely accurate and landed lead right hooks at will from his southpaw stance. Toward the end of the first round, Kahn-Clary landed a vicious right hook to the body that dropped Caban (0-3). In the second round, Kahn-Clary jumped all over Caban dropping him again. Caban made it to his feet but was pounded until the fight was stopped.
Khan-Clary was satisfied but not extremely happy with his performance. “I didn’t use my jab like I wanted to,” said Kahn-Clary. “My corner was telling me to work off my jab but I got too excited and forgot about it. I got caught with a couple of good shots because I stood in front of my opponent after I landed so I need to work on that as well.”
“Toka Kahn-Clary is the most talented fighter that I have ever had,” said Peter Manfredo Sr. who trains Kahn-Clary.
Brian Barbosa TKO5 John Johnson... In the co-feature Brian "The Bull” Barbosa improved to 31-6 with 22 KOs, as he shook off the rust and stopped John Johnson (13-3 with 10 KOs). Barbosa came out swinging for the fences and landed a few haymakers in the first round. Johnson took them well. In the second, Barbosa continued to throw wild left hooks and overhand rights that that were mostly way off target. Though he made Barbosa miss, Johnson did very little offensively. In round five, Barbosa dropped Johnson to a knee with a left-right comination forcing the stoppage.
Jesus Cintron W4 Rameil Shelton 40-36, 39-37 (twice)
Kali Reis W4 Lyneisha Jefferson 40-36, 39-37 (twice)
Jair Ramos TKO3 Joey Alarcon
Diego Pereira TKO2 William Correa
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