By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Alexis Espino (3-0, 2 KO’s) TKO’d Kerby Saint-Juste (0-1) in the 2nd round of a scheduled 4 rounder at super middleweight. In the 1st, Espino dropped Saint-Juste with left and right hooks as he smothered him on the ropes. In the 2nd, Espino floored his opponent twice, finishing the show with a left hook to the head. The referee immediately waved the fight at 1:59 in round 2.
‘The Bakooka’ Mark DeLuca (24-1, 13 KO’s) defeated ‘The Lumberjack’ Brandon Brewer (23-1-1, 11 KO’s) in a 10 rounder at middleweight. DeLuca’s fast hands and straight left hand took control early in the bout, as he continued his rise from prospect to contender at 154 lbs. Both fighters were bloodied, and seemed to tire a bit, attributing it to taking the fight on short notice. However, DeLuca roused the crowd several times in the contest with 1-2 combinations but couldn’t finish the show as he wanted in knockout fashion. Brewer was certainly tougher than expected, but the judges scored it 99-91, 98-92, and 97-93 all for DeLuca. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Providence, Rhode Island”