Boxing Results, Highlights: Jaron Ennis knocks out Custio Clayton; Frank Gore scores vicious KO on professional debut

While Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano The biggest fight of the night is in boxing, there’s plenty of action across the country. And some of that action has produced some shocking finishes.

Rising superstar Jaron “Boots” Ennis returned to the ring later in the evening to take on former Olympian Custio Clayton. Clayton was never able to launch his attack, with Ennis’ jab dominating the action early in the fight. Then, on lap 2, Clayton tried to duck under incoming fire from Ennis, but was caught with a big right hand behind the ear.

Clayton hit the canvas and couldn’t get his legs back, even though he barely beat referee Ray Corona’s 10 count. Corona was given no choice but to call off the fight and have Ennis stop the second round. Ennis is now 29-0 and one of the best prospects in the sport.

“I’m just trying to perfect my craft and get better and better every time. That’s what I’ve done. Just work on things and do what I have to do. And that’s going to be the knockout,” Ennis said afterwards. the fight. “I keep telling you every time, you know my catchphrase. We’re in and out like a robbery. We don’t get paid for overtime.

“He had a high guard, so I tried to get around at the right angle. He leaned down and I just threw an overhand. I thought he’d get up. He’s a durable, tough guy. Nobody ever stopped him. I thought he would get up, but I saw him fall again, so I thought: this is over.’

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Frank Gore scores nasty KO on professional debut

Former NFL running back Frank Gore made his professional boxing debut on Saturday, facing Yaya Olorunsola at Gamebred Boxing 1. Gore lost an exhibition to former NBA player Deron Williams in December but stayed with the sport to turn pro.

Gore connected with a vicious flurry of punches against Olorunsola, knocking him out and sending him face to face to the canvas. Gore has the third most yards in NFL history, but can now add a professional boxing win to his already impressive resume of athletic achievements.

Evan Holyfield suffers shocking TKO

In what will surely be the biggest surprise of the evening – in terms of sportsbook odds, anyway – Evan Holyfield, son of legendary fighter Evander Holyfield, entered the ring as a -4500 favorite against unheralded journeyman Jurmain McDonald. . Holyfield would eventually taste defeat for the first time in his career when McDonald unloaded a wild overhand right that caught Holyfield on the chin and knocked him against the canvas. Unable to beat the tally, Holyfield now stands at 9-1 as a professional and his prospects as a future powerhouse in boxing are highly questionable.

Fighter sends opponent out of the ring

In another action with an undefeated prospect, John “Scrappy” Ramirez was on the right side of things when he made contact with a right-hand man that stunned Jan Salvatierra. Ramirez followed Salvatierra to the ropes and landed a second right hand that sent his enemy flowing through the ropes to the ground.

The result could have been much worse if a ringside photographer hadn’t caught Salvatierra’s head before it made contact with the floor.

Ramirez is now 10-0 with eight knockouts since turning pro in December 2020.

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