Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano is the biggest fight of the night in boxing, there’s a lot of action going on all over the country. And some of that action produced shocking endings.
Rising heavyweight superstar Jaron “Boots” Ennis returned to the ring later that night to replace former Olympian Custio Clayton. Clayton was never able to launch his attack, as Ennis’ kick dominated the action early in the fight. Then, in the second round, Clayton tried to duck under the fire from Ennis and caught a large right hand behind his ear.
Clayton slammed into the canvas and was unable to get his legs back, even though referee barely passed Ray Corona’s 10 point. Corona had no choice but to cancel the fight and give Ennis a timeout in the second round. Ennis is currently 29-0 and one of the hottest hopes in the sport.
“I try to perfect my craft and get better each time. So did I. I’m just working on something and doing what I have to do. And this is the knockout blow,” Ennis said after the fight. “I tell you every time, you know my motto. We went in and out like an airplane. We do not charge overtime pay.
“He had a high defense, so I was trying to come back with a right hook. He bent down and I just piled up somewhere. I thought he’d get up. He’s a tough and tough guy. Nobody stopped him. I thought he was going to get up but I saw him fall and I said to myself:” Finished. ” ”
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Frank Gore got a bad knockout on his professional debut
Frank Gore faced off against Yaya Olorunsola at Gamebred Boxing 1 on Saturday for a professional boxing match.
Gore tied against Olorunsola with a fierce flurry of punches, knocking him out and smashing his face into the canvas first. Gore has the third most yards in NFL history, but now his already impressive athletic feats can add a professional boxing win to his resume.
Evan Holyfield gets upset by TKO
In what is sure to be the biggest upset of the night in terms of sports betting odds, Evan Holyfield, son of legendary fighter Evander Holyfield, entered the ring against -4500 favorite Jurmain McDonald. Holyfield would finally taste defeat for the first time in his career, when McDonald unloaded a savage right that grabbed Holyfield in the jaw and dropped him to the canvas. Holyfield did not beat the score and is currently 9-1 as a pro and his prospects as a future force in boxing are very uncertain.
The fighter sends his opponent out of the ring.
In another action involving invincible hope, John “Scrappy” Ramirez found himself on the good side when he hooked up with his right hand that knocked out Jan Salvatierra. Ramirez followed Salvatierra to the ropes and lowered a second right hand, feeling his opponent spill onto the ropes and onto the floor.
If a photographer at the ringside hadn’t caught Salvatierra’s head before it hit the ground, the outcome could have been much worse.
Ramirez is 10-0 with eight knockouts since turning pro in December 2020.