Puerto Rican Amateur Stars Rivera and Paredes Return With Knockout Victories
This past Saturday, Gary Shaw Productions hot prospects, Jean Carlos “Chapito” Rivera and Luis Paredes both scored sensational knockout victories to improve their records to (2-0, 1KO).
Rivera, who fights at bantamweight, connected with a powerful body shot, sending his opponent Jean Carlos Molina to the canvass in the first round. Molina could not recover and the bout was stopped.
“I went to work right away,” Rivera said. “When I landed that powerful body shot to my opponent, I knew he wasn’t getting up. I want to thank Gary Shaw for bringing me back to Puerto Rico where I get to fight in front of my people. This was my first knockout and it felt fantastic. I’m hoping I can get back in the ring very soon.”
Paredes landed a stunning left hook to the jaw of his opponent Jesus Feliciano to defeat him. The devastating blow came in the first round and the contest was ended. Paredes campaigns at junior featherweight .
“I came out here and accomplished my goal of getting a knockout,” said Paredes. “I wanted to show Gary Shaw that I have knockout power. It felt good to get a win like this in front of my hometown fans. Fighting in Puerto Rico is incredible. I can’t wait to return to the ring.”
“Both of these young men stepped up their game and came away with a couple of knockouts,” said Gary Shaw. “Bustillo and I know these kids can fight so we’ll continue to see them grow as they march up the latter.