Although Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano are the main fight of the night, there's plenty of action taking place across the country. Some of that action has resulted in some surprising finishes.
Jaron "Boots", the rising welterweight champion, returned to the ring later in evening and took on Custio Clayton, a former Olympian. Clayton could not get his offense moving, as Ennis' jab dominated the fight early on. In Round 2, Clayton tried to duck under Ennis' incoming fire, but was caught with a huge right hand behind his ear.
Clayton fell to the ground and could not regain his balance. Even though he beat Ray Corona's 10 count, Clayton was still a close fight. Corona had no choice but to stop the fight and award Ennis a second round stoppage. Ennis, now at 29-0, is one of the most promising prospects in the sport.
"I am just trying to improve my craft and become better every day. This is what I have been doing. It's just me working hard and doing what is necessary. After the fight, Ennis stated that he was determined to get the knockout. "I keep telling you guys every time, you know my motto. It's like a robbery. We don't get paid for overtime.
He had a high guard, so I tried to get around him with the right hook. I threw an overhead hand and he leaned down. I was sure he would get up. He is a strong, resilient man. He has never been stopped by anyone. I thought he would get up, but then I saw him fall again. I was like, "This is it!"
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Frank Gore, an ex-NFL running back, made his professional debut Saturday against Yaya Olunsola at Gamebred Boxing 1. Gore lost an exhibition against Deron Williams, a former NBA player in December, but he continued to box to become a pro fighter.
Gore connected with an aggressive flurry punches against Olorunsola that knocked him out cold and sent him face-first into the ground. Gore now has the third-most yards in NFL history, but he can also add a professional boxing win to his impressive list of sporting achievements.
Evan Holyfield (son of legend fighter Evander Holyfield) entered the ring as a 4500 favorite against Jurmain McDonald. This is likely to be the biggest upset of night. Holyfield would eventually suffer defeat when McDonald's unleashed a wild overhand right that left Holyfield on the floor, knocking him to his knees. Holyfield could not beat the count. He is now 9-1 as an amateur and his prospects of becoming a major boxing force are in serious doubt.
John "Scrappy", Ramirez, a undefeated prospect found himself on the right side when he hit a right hand that shocked Jan Salvatierra. Ramirez followed Salvatierra up the ropes, landing a second righthand that sent his opponent crashing through the ropes to the floor.
If a photographer on the ringside had not captured Salvatierra's head just before it touched the floor, the result could have been worse.
Ramirez has now reached 10-0 and eight knockouts since December 2020, when he became a professional.