Boxing Result

Escobedo Blows Out Kelley!

By David Robinett at ringside

2004 U.S. Olympian Vicente Escobedo continued his rise from prospect to title contender with a two-round blowout of faded star Kevin Kelley in a scheduled ten-round lightweight bout on Thursday night at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California. After a competitive first round, Escobedo caught Kelley with a counter right hook early in round two, sending the “Flushing Flash” to the canvas. Kelley beat the count but Escobedo was all over him, landing several unanswered punches along the ropes before Kelley went down again. Kelley barely beat the count but referee Jon Schorle waved it off at 1:53. With the win, Escobedo improves to 21-1, 13 KOs, while Kelley drops to 60-10-2, 39 KOs.
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Hard-hitting youngster Andrew Cancio, (9-1-1, 9 KOs), kept his knockout streak intact with a fifth-round stoppage of Michael Lynks, (8-11, 4 KOs). There were no knockdowns in the scheduled six-round lightweight bout but Cancio was beating up on Lynks before referee Jon Schorle waved the fight over at 1:50 of the round.
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Undefeated super middleweight Brandon Gonzalez, (8-0, 7 KOs), knocked out Ray Craig, (6-5, 5 KOs), at 2:32 of round one in a scheduled six-round bout.
Heavyweight Ashanti Jordan, (9-0, 7 KOs), kept his unbeaten record intact with a stunningly lackluster six-round decision over late replacement Alvarao Morales, (7-5-2, 3 KOs). All three judges scored the bout 59-55, in a fight where neither fighter landed more than a handful of punches in any round.

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