Guidry, Chaney score KOs

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WBA #13 heavyweight Jonathan Guidry (20-1-2, 12 KOs) knocked out previously unbeaten Jesus Escalera (19-1, 19 KOs) in round two on Saturday night at Casino Miami Jai Alai in Miami Florida. Guidry connected with a right hand to the head and Escalera sank to a knee for the count. Time was 2:00. Escalera, 43, compiled his entire unbeaten pro record in an eleven month time span.

“I thought he would be stronger,” said Guidry. “I know he is a dangerous fighter but tonight I was on a different level and it showed…we’re going to see what’s next. This felt like a sparring session so I will be ready for December 2nd. I always fight whoever Don King puts in front of me and that’s why I am champion. I am ready for whoever.”

Heavyweight Cassius Chaney (23-1, 16 KOs) knocked out former WBA “regular” heavyweight champion Trevor Bryan (21-1, 15 KOs) in round seven. Cheney dropped Bryan in round two and Bryan was saved by the bell. Chaney continued to punish Bryan in round three. In round four, Cheney’s punch output slowed and Bryan began to dictate the pace. Cheney came out aggressive in round seven and landed a huge right hand that dropped Bryan face first to end it. Time was 2:03. Bryan remained down for several minutes and was taken out on a stretcher.

“I saw everything,” said Cheney. “He couldn’t really get out of the way of my jab…it’s huge because that was a big-time knockout. My mindset was just to win but once I got yelled at in the corner I knew to step to him and throw the overhand right. I thought ‘I could probably get him’ and he just ran right into it.”

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  • Hope Trevor Bryan is ok. He looked really hurt and on the telecast the announcer heard Bryan saying he can’t feel his legs

  • Guidry and Chaney now need to Square Off to see who fights for Undisputed between Usyk and Fury. Chaney just scored one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight history by knocking out future HOF’er Trevor Bryan. The heavyweights are heating up. Guidry will be a handful for anyone.

  • You guys are trashing Bryan, but he beat Stieverne and a bunch of tomato cans. That is exactly the same thing Wilder has done and people act like he is the reincarnation of Sonny Liston.

    • Wilder’s level of competition is dubious. But his opponents are a murderer’s row compared to Bryan. Plus, Stiverne was a live dog when he first fought Wilder. He was a washed up bum by the time Bryan got him. His biggest win was against Guidry, who isn’t anywhere near credible. Leading into his interim title fight, he was coming off of back-to-back wins over guys with a combined 4-44 record. Yet, Don King bought him a title fight. The first legit contender he fought, Dubois, pounded his face in.

      • And the first real contender Wilder fought knocked him out twice.

        I’m not saying Bryan is great or that Wilder is complete garbage, I’m just pointing out the double standard. And everyone needs to stop trashing Bryan as a way to discredit the awesome victory for Chaney. The dude showed he is a legit contender.

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