Ahston Sylve Easily Defeats Kipenga; Julian Smith Takes Kevin Brown The Distance
Lightweight prospect Ashton Sylve’s (9-0, 8KO) knockout streak came to an end, but he pitched a shutout against replacement fighter Adam Kipenga (11-4-1, 7KO)
Sylve showed maturity as he went to the body early and often in this fight. The Californian fought off the front foot all fight behind a punishing jab. Kipenga tried to fight back but was overwhelmed by the pressure and bodywork of the young prospect.
It was looking ugly as Kipenga’s face started to show the damage, with a swollen right eye and blood running down his cheek. Sylve showed an inside game also by cornering his opponent and landing brutal hooks to the body.
In the last round, Sylve went for the knockout by hitting Kipenga with everything, including the kitchen sink. All three judges saw it 80-72 in favor of the undefeated prospect. 3Kings Boxing agrees with the scorecards.
KEVIN BROWN STAYS UNDEFEATED AFTER DEFEATING JULIAN SMITH
Cuban Amateur standout and welterweight prospect Kevin Brown (3-0, 2KO) picked up a solid win after going the distance against Julian Smith (6-2, 4KO)
The fight started with Smith coming forward looking to establish the jab and landing a hard right hand early. Yet Brown turned it up and never looked back. His speed, footwork, and counterpunches were on point. He boxed beautifully, landing good combinations before getting out of the way to avoid any return-fire.
As the fight continued, Brown took advantage of Smith’s lack of head moment by landing the jab and lead left hooks that knocked the sweat off his opponent. It was turning into a sparring session as the Cuban switched levels throughout the fight.
In the final round, both guys closed the show by landing hard shots and the crowd applauded both men for their effort. Two judges scored it 96-94, as one had it 98-92 in favor of Brown. 3kings Boxing agrees with the latter card.