Boxer Brandon Berry of West Forks secured his ninth consecutive victory Saturday night time with a second-round knockout of Alex Duarte in Orlando, Florida.
The win, coming in Berry’s first skilled struggle outdoors New England, boosts his skilled document to 22-5-2 with 15 knockouts.
Duarte, a late substitute as Berry’s opponent, fell to 15-12-1.
The 33-year-old Berry gave away greater than 10 kilos to Duarte for the scheduled six-round bout, and the Brazilian landed some heavy punches throughout a number of flurries early within the struggle.
However Berry displayed stable protection and head motion and used a gradual array of physique pictures to put on down his 41-year-old opponent, who weighed in at 165.5 kilos.
Berry, who had educated for a struggle on the welterweight restrict of 147 kilos, got here off the ropes towards Duarte late within the second spherical with a proper hand to the facet of the top. He then landed one other proper to the top and eventually a proper to the physique that despatched Duarte to the canvas.
Duarte didn’t stand up because the referee reached the 10-count with simply two seconds left within the spherical and stopped the struggle. It marked Berry’s seventh knockout or technical knockout throughout his profitable streak — which is the longest of his profession in both the skilled or newbie ranks.
The bout additionally was Berry’s second in three weeks and his fifth in lower than seven months since he returned from a pandemic layoff.
The primary 4 of these fights was held in New Hampshire, together with a second-round stoppage of West Virginian Zack Kuhn final November to win the Common Boxing Group All-America welterweight championship and a fifth-round technical knockout of Gael Ibarra in his first title protection on April 17.
The bout towards Duarte was a non-title matchup.
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