Ringside report by David Robinett
Photos by Dhon Santos, Maloof Sports & Entertainment
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 Thursday night before 2,777 fans at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California.
Although long past his prime, the “Flushing Flash” was expected to provide a reasonable test for the still-developing Escobedo. It looked that way too, in round one, with the southpaw Kelley boxing smartly, circling Escobedo and snapping his right jab as Escobedo tried to work his way inside . . . Click here for more