Boxing Results Highlights: Jaron Ennis beats Custio Clayton; Frank Gore scores a vicious KO in his pro debut

Boxing Results Highlights: Jaron Ennis beats Custio Clayton;  Frank Gore scores a vicious KO in his pro debut

While Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano is the big boxing match of the night, there’s plenty of action across the country. And some of those actions have produced some shocking results.

Rising welterweight superstar Jaron “Boots” Ennis returned to the ring later in the evening and took on former Olympian Custio Clayton. Clayton was never able to get his offense going as Ennis’ jab dominated the action early in the fight. Then on round 2, Clayton attempted to duck under incoming fire from Ennis, only to be caught behind the ear with a big right hand.

Clayton hit the canvas and couldn’t regain his legs even as he narrowly beat referee Ray Corona’s 10-counter. Corona was given no choice but to call off the fight and award Ennis the second-round stoppage. 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. I did this. I’ve only been working on things and doing what I have to do. And that’s the knockout,” Ennis said after the fight. “I tell you every time, you know my slogan. We in and out like a robbery We are not paid for overtime.

“He had a high guard so I tried to get around with the right hook. He leaned down and I just threw an overhand. I thought he would get up. He’s a durable, tough guy. Nobody ever stopped him. I thought he was going to get up, but I saw him fall down again, so I was like, ‘This is over.'”

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Frank Gore scores a nasty KO in his pro debut

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

Gore hit Olorunsola with a vicious barrage of punches, knocking him out cold and sending him crashing face first to the canvas. Gore has the third most rushing yards in NFL history but can now add a professional boxing win to his already impressive record of sporting achievements.

Evan Holyfield is shockingly upset about TKO

What is sure to be the biggest surprise of the night – at least as far as sports betting odds go – Evan Holyfield, son of legendary fighter Evander Holyfield, entered the ring as a -4500 favorite against unheralded journeyman Jurmain McDonald. Holyfield would eventually suffer defeat for the first time in his career when McDonald discharged a wild overhand right that made Holyfield blush on the chin and knocked him to the canvas. Holyfield failed to beat the count and now stands 9-1 as a pro, and his prospects as a future force in boxing are very much in doubt.

The fighter sends the opponent out of the ring

In another action with an undefeated prospect, John “Scrappy” Ramirez found himself on the right side of things when he scored with a right hand that stunned Jan Salvatierra. Ramirez followed Salvatierra to the ropes and landed a second right hand that sent his opponent through the ropes and to the ground.

The result could have been far worse if a ringside photographer hadn’t caught Salvatierra’s head before it hit the ground.

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

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