Photos by David Martin Warr
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.”
Alexander Castro TKO3 Hector Bobadilla (middleweight)
Isaiah Riquelmy W6 Rondale Hubbert (welterweight)
Cory Caad W6 Isiah Hart (super middleweight)