Richard Pierson Reemerges Onto Boxing Scene With Devastating KO

Last night middleweight prospect Richard Pierson returned to action following nearly a two-year layoff, and reemerged back onto the boxing scene in an impressive fashion. At the end of the first round, Pierson (10-2, 7 KO), caught Anibal Acevedo (13-9-1, 11 KO) with a solid right hand to the ribs, and upon the bell sounding signify the end of the round, Acevedo laid out on the canvas and was unable to continue.

Medics had to aid the boxer by carrying him out of the ring on a stretcher. Acevedo was alright, though he suffered some rib injuries.

In his first fight back, Pierson displayed poise and patience, and felt out his opponent throughout the opening round.

Midway through the round Acevedo caught Pierson with a strong uppercut that momentarily stuttered the fighter, but he was able to regain his composure and execute his fight plan.

Throughout his career Pierson has faced much adversity; countless times he has trained and prepared for a fight only for it to fall through.

“Richard is probably one of the most devastating punchers I’ve ever worked with,” said Lou Esa, Pierson’s manager and former heavyweight boxer. “This kid can hit you with either hand that’ll put you on Queer Street. He is determined to win a championship, and I think he will. This kid is not going away silently; in fact he isn’t going away at all. He is someone to be reckoned with, and nobody wants to fight him now.”

Pierson has the talent, power and drive to work his way up the middleweight rankings and can find himself going to battle for a belt by the end of the year.

Going forward Pierson is expected to step between the ropes again in April at the Robert Treat Hotel.

Stay tuned for all of the latest Team Pierson news by visiting his Facebook page at

Article posted on 19.02.2012

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