Junior featherweight prospect Elijah Pierce notched one other win, this time on the expense of Juan Carlos Pena.
Pierce battered Pena, stopping him within the second spherical Saturday evening on the Farmers Public Market in Oklahoma Metropolis, Oklahoma.
The 26-year-old Pierce, who resides in close by Midwest Metropolis, improves to 16-2, 14 knockouts.
After a feeling-out opening spherical, Pierce was the aggressor to begin spherical two. Halfway by the spherical, a left hook to the top dropped Pena to the canvas. Pena was nonetheless visibly harm after beating the rely, however was dropped once more moments later after the southpaw Pierce landed a proper hook to the top. The battle was instantly stopped at 2:15.
Saturday marked Pierce’s fifth battle of this yr. He’s scheduled to once more battle on December 9 at Heart Stage in Atlanta, Georgia.
The victory over Pena occurred 5 weeks (October 15) after Pierce knocked out once-beaten Daron Williams, additionally within the second spherical. Pierce has now gained his final seven fights since a majority determination loss to Sulaiman Segawa in September 2019.
Amongst Pierce’s wins are knockouts of Irvin Gonzalez and Jesse Garcia, each of whom have been unbeaten once they confronted Pierce.
Pierce is presently skilled by Andy Pierce, who can be his father, Aaron Salamone, and Alain Felipe. Pierce is co-managed by Trifon Petrov and Jessie Tanksley and promoted by Jeter Promotions.
Pena, who’s from the Dominican Republic, drops to 32-9, 23 KOs. The 34-year-old, who beforehand misplaced to former world title challenger Stephon Younger by split-decision on June 11, has now misplaced his final six fights.
The cardboard, which was promoted by Maurice Williams, was streamed stay on Fite.television.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for BoxingScene since September 2012 and has lined boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He might be reached by e mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.