Friday, Evan Holyfield fought in his first scheduled six-round bout, however he didn’t want half that many rounds to select up his seventh victory.
Holyfield, the son of former world cruiserweight and heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, dropped Augistin Cicero of Fishers, Indiana 5 instances earlier than referee Jackie Morell stopped the bout 11 seconds into the third spherical within the junior middleweight important occasion on the Castleton Banquet and Convention Middle.
Within the second spherical, Holyfield (7-0, 5 knockouts) put Cicero on the mat 4 instances. Three of the 4 had been on left hooks to the physique, together with the final one, which occurred simply earlier than the spherical ended.
When the motion resumed within the third, Holyfield went throughout the ring, pinned Cicero on the ropes and put him down with a fast 1-2, forcing Morrell to cease the struggle.
“We noticed some movie on him,” the 23-year-old Holyfield stated. “We noticed that I may drop him with physique photographs and I used my jab to get inside.”
The punches that Holyfield landed had been extra fast, well-placed punches.
“It was actually extra in regards to the type and the position,” Holyfield stated.
For the final eight months, Holyfield has educated in Cincinnati with Mike Stafford.
“He’s very athletic and has some good energy,” Stafford stated. “He’s listening and we noticed what we needed to see. The man tasted his energy within the first spherical
So how did the son of an Worldwide Boxing corridor of Fame fighter find yourself in a banquet corridor 7 miles North of the Massachusetts state line?
“I’m pals with Peter Czymbor [Boston Boxing Promotions’ president],” stated Holyfield’s promoter, Kathy Duva, who’s in the latest class of IBHOF inductees and promoted Holyfield’s father. “The vitality and the ambiance right here is like after we began out at Ice World in Totowa, New Jersey.”
Stated Holyfield, “I used to be glad to be up right here in New Hampshire. It’s a combating state with plenty of nice followers.”
Cicero, a 38-year-old native of Mexico, dropped to 16-19-3 (7).
Holyfield’s struggle was one among 11 on the cardboard, which was fought in entrance of a sellout crowd of roughly 1,000. It was the second present in Boston Boxing Promotions ‘ Nice American Boxing Bash collection, with the third present happening on Friday, Aug. 6, additionally in Windham, New Hampshire. The principle occasion is a bout for a vacant NABA USA welterweight title between Brandon Berry and Travis Castelton.
In Friday’s different scheduled six-round bout, middleweight Travis Gabarella of Revere, Mass. stopped Eddie Gates of Atlanta within the first spherical at 1:39. Gambarella is 7-1-2 (3). Gates is 2-18 (1).
Debuting welterweight Nate Balakin of Tyngsboro, Mass. gained a four-round determination towards Jader Alves De Oliveira of Framingham, Mass. All three judges scored it 40-36.De Oliveira dropped to 0-7.
Junior welterweight Alejandro Paulino of New London, Conn. stopped Carlos Galindo of Woburn, Mass. within the first spherical of a scheduled 4. The struggle ended after Paulino dropped Galindo with a physique shot. Referee Leo Gerstel stopped the struggle at 1:35. Paulino is 3-0, all knockouts; Galindo is 1-16.
In a battle of debuting junior welterweights, Gabriel Morales of Lowell, Mass. stopped Kam Arnold of Lewiston, Maine within the first spherical of a scheduled 4. Gerstel stopped the struggle at 57 seconds.
Kyle Cusick of Fall River, Mass. stopped Paolo De Sousa of Woburn, Mass. within the third spherical of a scheduled 4 at DeSousa. There have been some good exchanges between two fighters within the first two rounds, earlier than Cusick dropped De Sousa thrice within the third. Morrell stopped the struggle at 2:49.
Light-weight Kevin Walsh of Brockton, Mass. picked up his second win in as many fights, stopping Mike Taylor of Cortland, New York within the first spherical of a four-rounder. The top got here at 2:12 after two knockdowns, each on physique photographs.
James Perkins of Lynn, Mass. stopped debuting Andrew Murray of Rutland, Vt. within the first spherical of a scheduled 4. Perkins (5-0-1, 4 KOs) swarmed over Murray on the opening bell, dropping him in a impartial nook earlier than the struggle ended 31 seconds after it started.
Ryan Clark of Barrington, N.H. debuted with a first0-round stoppage of Robert Brick of New York in a junior middleweight bout. Bricks dropped to 0-7.
LaQuan Lewis of New York gained a second-round TKO victory towards Mike Taylor of Ticonderoga, N.Y. at middleweight Lewis (7-12-1, 4 KOs) dropped the debuting Taylor twice within the second spherical earlier than Leo Gerstel stopped the struggle at 2:13.
Within the opener, Malik Jackson of Newark, N.J. out-pointed debuting Christian Torres of Endwell, N.Y. in a four-rounder at tremendous middleweight. John Madfis scored it 40-36, whereas Martha Tremblay and Eddie Scuncio scored it 39-37. Jackson is now 4-10-4 (2).