My roundup on last night’s Broadway Boxing at BB King’s in New York is now up at Queensbury Rules. Here’s a taste:
Dominican junior lightweight Javier Fortuna announced his arrival to New York in style on Wednesday night in front of a packed house at B.B. Kings Blues Club, flooring unbeaten prospect Victor Valenzuela just over a minute into the 1st round.
The light-punching Valenzuela started out boxing but then unwisely threw caution to the wind and elected to trade with Fortuna, who caught him flush and secured his seventh 1st-round knockout soon after.
Brooklyn’s Gabriel “Tito” Bracero thrilled his vocal supporters by thoroughly outboxing Hector Alatore in a junior welterweight bout, winning all eight rounds on all three scorecards.
Bracero never looked out of sorts thanks to a big quickness advantage but his punches failed to stem Alatore’s (16-12, 5 KOs) advance and he may lack the power to trade with the elite at 140 lbs.
For the Giants fans out there the undercard featuring Steven Martinez may have held particular appeal:
Despite appearing to be overmatched in every aspect Lopez (3-3-3) showed heart by coming out fighting hard in the sixth, perhaps motivated by the taunts of New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, who manages Martinez (7-0, 6 KOs).
Jacobs was joined at ringside by Giants offensive lineman Kevin Boothe; the pair cheered Martinez to victory and stayed for the Perez fight so Jacobs could finish what looked like a delicious plate of buffalo wings.
Check out my complete write-up of the card here.