By James Stillerman – Jason “Big Six” Estrada scored a technical knockout over Galen “Bad Boy” Brown in the fifth round in this heavyweight main event, which was presented by Big Six Promotions, on the “Big Things” at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Estrada with his fourth consecutive victory upped his record to 20-4, 6KOs while Brown fell to 38-21-1, 23KOs.
“I was pleased with my performance tonight especially against a good 60 fight veteran,” said Estrada. “Brown was shifty and was doing a great deal of show boating and I was not in the mood for it, so I worked his body well, landed the powerful punches and finally everything came together for me in the fifth round when I ended the fight.”
The 2004 U.S. Olympian and highly decorated amateur boxer dominated this fight throughout as he landed at will against Brown who ate one punch after another and yet Brown offered nothing in the way of offense. Instead, he did more show boating and egging Estrada to punch him then he did throwing punches. Estrada knocked Brown down in the fifth round after he landed several left right hook combinations on Brown who was trapped on the ropes. Brown got up, however Estrada was all over him again landing several powerful punches before the referee quickly stepped in and stopped the bout at 1:21.
“I did not throw as many jabs and combinations tonight as I usually do because I was looking for the knockout and I got it,” said Estrada. “I need more knockouts on my record, so I can gain more media attention to help me obtain another important fight in the future.”
Estrada is looking for a significant bout in the early part of 2013 as he ascends his way up the heavyweight division.
Undefeated light welterweight, Diego “Lobo” Periera upped his record to 8-0-1, 4KOs with a technical knockout with 2:40 in the sixth round while Bryan “The Brick” Abraham fell to 6-15-2, 6KOs. Periera landed a left hook that put Abraham down for the count where he stayed there for two minutes before he was able to get up on his own. Periera also had a knockdown in the second round from an overhand right in a fight that he controlled from the beginning.
Jesse Barboza returned to the ring after a two year layoff to defeat Kevin Franklin by a unanimous decision with two scores of 39-37 and 40-36 in a competitive four round heavyweight bout. Barboza upped his record to 5-1-1, 3KOs while Franklin fell to 4-6, 1KO.
Gabriel Deluc kept his undefeated record intact as he prevailed by way of a unanimous decision by three scores of 60-54 in this six round light welterweight matchup over Jair Ramos and upped his record to 7-0, 1KO while Jair Ramos felled to 3-1-1, 2KOs. This was a competitive hard fought fight but one that Deluc dominated throughout.
In a four round light welterweight bout, “Steamin” Josh Beeman and Carlos Hernandez fought to a majority draw with two scores of 38-38 and 39-37. This was an action packed fight that Hernandez controlled the first two rounds while both men had their momentums in the third and fourth round. Hernandez`s record is 3-2-1, 2KOs while Beeman is 4-11-4, 2KOs.
Former Irish Amateur National Champion, Michael McLaughlin improved his record to 3-1-1, 1KO with the technical knockout over Robert Brando-Hunt who fell to 0-3. McLaughlin had knockdowns in the first and third round as he dominated this welterweight fight throughout before the referee stopped the bout with 2:27 in the third round.
Russell “The Haitian Sensation” Lamour, the 2009 New England Golden Gloves champion, had an impressive professional middleweight debut as he scored two quick knockdowns in the first round after which the referee quickly stopped the fight at 1:02 giving him the technical knockout victory over John Downey. Lamour is 1-0, 1KO while Downey dropped to 0-2.
K. J. Harrison-Lombardi is 1-0 while Pubilo Pena dropped his record to 0-1, in the professional debut for both men. This was a great back and forth action packed four round middleweight bout as Harrison pulled out the unanimous decision over Pena by three scores of 38-36, despite having a point deducted in the third round for a low blow.
Julian Pollard made his professional heavyweight debut a memorable one with a devastating knockout of Johnnie Davis at 1:22 in the second round by way of a right hook which put Davis on the canvas where he remained for several minutes before he was able to get back on his feet. Pollard also had a knockdown at the end of the first round. Pollard is 1-0, 1KO while Davis fell to 1-3-1.