Friday night in Wichita, Kansas undefeated light heavyweight prospect Jeff Page Jr, defeated seasoned veteran Jose Spearman via 3rd round KO.
The sold out standing room only Beech Activity Center in Wichita, Kansas was pandemonium from the opening bell. Promoter Jeff Page of Strike King Combat once again put on a solid night of boxing, his son Jeff ‘Superman” Page Jr improved his record to 13-0, 8 KO’s by demolishing Jose Spearman of Indianapolis, Indiana whose record fell to 29-19-5.
The main event was for the vacant Universal Boxing Federation All-Americas light heavyweight title and it indeed brought out fireworks. The first round was more of a feeling out round for both fighters but looking to measure out their distances with jabs, later in the round things got interesting with both fighters throwing punches with bad intentions.
Round 2 was much more interesting but Page Jr, was able to use a lot more movement fire shots from different angles. Spearman to his credit hung in there when Page landed some hard shots, but it seemed as the round went out it was Spearman who was feeling more leather from Page. In the middle of round two that at one point it appeared as if Spearman winced in pain when throwing back. The fight was momentarily stopped and the doctor deemed Spearman was able to continue. The middle of the round Spearman tastes the canvas, yet Spearman was calm, cool and collective and was looking use his defense, and tried to fire counter punches to the undefeated prospect.
Round 3 was a back and forth battle for a short period, but the youth and power of Page was very evident to spectators. Spearman was hit with some huge shots and in round three, at one point it appeared as if he would not make it out of the round, however Spearman was able to make it out of round 3 but did not come out for round four, his wife seen enough and threw in the towel.
After the fight Spearman said he tore his right shoulder rotator cuff, but praised Page and congratulated him on his victory.
Jeff made it clear that this was just the beginning of his long journey to a world title that he hopes will occur in the near future.
“I want to thank the people of Kansas, the fans of the sport, all my sponsors and the media outlets that support not only me but the up and coming prospects in the world”. – Page Jr
After the fight his father who serves as his promoter and manager told the audience that his son will return on June 14th, 2014 and face another veteran of the sport. According to Strike King Combat his next opponent will be Dominique Alexander who hails from Topeka, Kansas.