Prince Ranch Boxing heavyweights, Kye Brooks (4-0, 3 KOs) and fellow stablemate, heavyweight Jonathan Rice (9-3-1, 5 KOs), both who are managed by Greg Hannley, were victorious this past Saturday in Tijuana, MX.
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Jonathan Rice scored a first-round knockout against, Juan Carlos Moreno. After a few explosive exchanges, Rice caught Moreno with a counter right hand that sent him to the canvas. Moreno got up and came firing back, only to get caught again with a strait right cross, forcing the referee to stop the bout at the 2:19 mark of round one.
“Fighting in Mexico is a challenging experience when the whole crowd is against you,” said Rice. “After a few exchanges I got comfortable in there and took him out. I’m thankful to my manager Greg for keeping me busy. I’m ready to get right back in the ring and keep this momentum going.”
Brooks, who hails from Las Vegas, scored a first-round knockout over Jorge Jimenez. After dropping him twice with two powerful left hooks, a barrage of punches followed, forcing the referee to stop the bout at the 2:37 mark.
“I came out here and got the knockout out,” stated Brooks. “After being out of the ring for a few months, it felt good to get back in there. I’m hoping to return to the ring at least one more time before the year ends.”
“Fighting in Mexico is something we plan on doing moving forward as I want to keep my guys busy.” said Greg Hannley, CEO of Prince Ranch Boxing. “Kye and Jonnie both got knockout victories and the march continues. Both these heavyweights got the talent to compete with anyone. I’m just going to move them one fight at a time.”
This even was promoted by Gonzalez Boxing Promotions, in association with GM3 Boxing.
BRANDUN LEE IMPROVES TO 12-0 WITH FIRST ROUND KNOCKOUT IN HOUSTON
Christian Montano knocks out opponent in 7th win
Brandun Lee (12-0, 10KO), one of Cameron Dunkin’s Now Boxing Promotions’ most promising prospects at 140 pounds, improved to 12-0 Saturday in Houston, with a spectacular first round stoppage over Mexico’s Pablo Batres. The card, held at Arabia Shrine Center, also featured Now Boxing Promotions prospect Christian Montano (7-0, 6KO).
Lee wasted no time in accosting his opponent, walking down Batres, and finishing him with a body shot at 2:13 into the first round. It was the 19 year old’s fifth fight of 2018. Lee, who grew up in California, is of Korean and Mexican descent. The gifted super lightweight pugilist is already gaining a substantial fan following, and, as he has been in his prior fights, was accosted by fans after his impressive outing.
Also on the card, Now Boxing Promotions prospect Christian “Manos de Machete” Montano improved his record to 7-0, 6KO, stopping his opponent, Patrick Pierre just 52 seconds into the first round. The 19 year old light heavyweight is an area favorite in Houston, and has blown out seven of his eight opponents in the first round since his June 2017 debut.
Both fighters are expected to be in action again before year-end. For more information on Cameron Dunkin’s Now Boxing Promotions, visit nowboxingpromotions.com.