Breidis Prescott uses Bayan Jargal for a punching bag

At their weigh-in on Thursday, April 21, 2011, Breidis Prescott (l) and Bayan Jargal (r) posed for a photo with promoter Joe DeGuardia.

In ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights main event from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, “Khanqueror” Breidis Prescott (24-2, 19 KOs) won almost every round in his methodical destruction of Bayan “The Mongolian Mongoose” Jargal (15-2-3, 9 KOs). The dominance throughout came by way of his reach advantage. A reach advantage that kept Jargal far enough away to nullify his inside game and yet close enough to get him tagged repeatedly by Prescott’s sharpshooting.


Round 3 Jargal was bleeding from the nose and Prescott showed no signs of letting up. To his credit, Jargal proved he could take the big shots. By the 6th round, there was significant swelling around his left eye. The judges scored the bout 99-91, 99-90, and 100-90, all for the 27 year old Prescott.

Why’s the name Prescott so familiar? He’s the gent who knocked Amir Khan silly in a first round knockout back on September 6, 2008 in one of the biggest stunners in British boxing history. A year later, it was Miguel Vazquez (24-3) and Kevin Mitchell (29-0) blemishing Prescott’s unbeaten record.

Fights on the undercard worth mentioning:

At Thursday's weigh-in, Demetrius Andrade (r) posed for a photo with his opponent on Friday, Omar Bell (l) and fight promoter Joe DeGuardia.

Undefeated light middleweight Demetrius “Boo-Boo” Andrade landed a hard left to the body of his opponent Omar Bell (8-2, 5 KOs) which sent him to the canvas in the middle of round two. It was so hard, Bell was unable to answer the 10 count by referee Dick Flaherty. With the knockout Andrade improves to (13-0, 9 KOs).

Why are we keeping an eye on Andrade? Besides the fact he’s now been on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights seven times, is the 2007 U.S.  Amateur World Champion and a 2008 U.S. Olympian, he’s the bloke who beat San Diego’s Chris Chatman of City Boxing Downtown. To this day Chatman is still seeking a rematch.

On Thursday, April 21, 2011, Kevin Rooney, Jr. (r) posed for a photo with boxing promoter Joe DeGuardia, his boss (c) and his opponent on Friday night, Terrell Nelson (l).

Junior middleweight Kevin Rooney jr. (1-0), best known in East Coast boxing circles as the publicist for Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and the son of Mike Tyson’s former trainer, Kevin Rooney, made his pro debut a successful one by dropping Philadelphia’s Terrell Nelson (0-3) twice, once in the first round and once in the second round. As a result, the publicist scored a four round unanimous decision victory with scores of 40-34 on all three cards.

Unbeaten heavyweight Joe “The Future” Hanks from Newark, New Jersey, knocked his opponent, Terrell “The Past” Nelson (8-12-0), down in the second round. The 28 year-old prospect landed big left hooks and kept the 39 year-old Nelson from Plainfield, New Jersey, on the defensive by using his size (Hanks stands 6’4” tall, Nelson 6’) and reach advantage. After having Nelson in trouble several times, Hanks eventually got the TKO victory after four rounds to improve to 16-0-0, with 11 KOs.

Heavyweight hopeful, Joe "The Future" Hanks

Hanks gained valuable experience during his amateur days, sparring with such notables as Wladamir Klitschko, Chris Byrd, Jameel McCline, and Larry Donald. As an amateur he was a five-time Golden Gloves Champion, and a National Golden Gloves semi-finalist in 2007.

Will Mr. Hanks be bragging about this victory? I doubt it. Nelson hasn’t won a fight dating back to August 24, 2007.

Burlington, Vermont’s Kevin Cobbs (1-0, 1 KO) scored the first knockout of his professional career in his very first fight. Cobbs knocked the previously unbeaten Nicholas Lavin (2-1, 2 KOs) down twice in the first round, with the second being the last of the fight. After the second knockdown referee Steve Smoger immediately stepped in to stop the bout giving Cobbs the victory at 1:30.


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