Brinkley stuns Stevens in dominating fashion! By Benny Henderson Jr. (Jan 30, 2010) Doghouse Boxing
Friday night from the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, NV, televised live on ESPN 2 FNF, former “The Contender” participant Jesse Brinkley 35-5 (23) defeated the big talking Curtis Stevens 21-3 (15) via unanimous decision earning himself the number two spot in the IBF super middleweight rankings.
Stevens, who predicted a fifty-second knockout over Brinkley, came into the bout looking to keep his word in landing his signature left hook on multiple occasions in the opening round. Brinkley, who all though immediately had a growing whelp under his right eye from the punches, took it in stride and began to systematically break down Stevens with effective jabs and precise right hands.
Brinkley continued bringing the pain to Stevens in his unrelenting assault, dropping Stevens with a barrage of punches nearing the end of round six, and Brinkley kept on the gas pedal the remainder of the fight out punching Stevens who only offered up a looping left hooks and a half hearted jab from time to time.
Brinkley brought his win streak to nine in a row, and his hopes for a world title shot against Lucian Bute alive by the scores of 117-109, 118-108 and 119-107.
Serrano continues to pile up the victories!
Philadelphia born pugilist Raymond Serrano 12-0 (6) kept his unbeaten record intact by handing down the twenty-five fight veteran Ronnie Warrior Jr. 13-3-1 (4) (8 NC) a unanimous decision loss.
Warrior, who hadn’t seen action since the spring of 2007, showed his ring rust by being beat to the punch by a much faster, crisper and much busier Serrano.
The twenty year old Serrano, who all though has room for improvement, looks to be a solid prospect in the welterweight division, so be sure to check him out in the future.