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Results: Quezada Continues March Toward World Title; Rokoczy Defeats Laracuente

WBC CABOFE heavyweight champion, Manuel "El Toro" Quezada (27-4, 17 KO's), continued his march toward a world title with a first round TKO over late replacement, Jeff Brownfield. When the bell rang, Quezada went straight to the body and slowly broke down Brownfield who was coming forward throwing wild punches. Entering the final seconds of the round, Quezada battered Brownfield's body for the last time, knocking him out of the ring..

At the 2:59 mark, Brownfield's corner had seen enough and threw in the towel. Quezada was awarded a first round TKO and extends his winning streak to 16 in a row.

Quezada, who is currently ranked # 15 by the WBC said, "The time is now for me to step up in competition. I'm looking to fight any of the top heavyweights in the world. I feel I've earned the right to get a shot at someone in the top ten. I'm ready for the next level."


RAKOCZY DEFEATS LARACUENT IN COMEBACK FIGHT

Tachi Palace Casino Lemoore Ca (April 23, 2009) - After giving birth to a baby boy and taking a one year layoff from boxing, former WBC lightweight champion, Jessica "The Ragin" Rakcozy (30-3, 10 KO's), returned to the Tachi Palace Casino where she was victorious wining a unanimous decision against Belinda "Brown Sugar" Laracuente.

In the opening round, Rakoczy started off slow while trying to find her timing. As the fight continued, Rakoczy used her jab more effectively and found a home for her left hook. Laracuente had some brief moments where she landed some nice overhand rights that won her a couple of rounds. Entering the final stages of the bout, it was clear Rakcozy had found her rhythm and started to land at will. Rakoczy won on all scorecards which read 58-56 across the board.

After the fight, Rakoczy the current NABF lightweight champion stated, "I felt I had some ring rust early, but started to feel more comfortable as the fight kept on. I'll be ready to defend my NABF title in my next fight, then move toward a world title bout"

This bout was promoted by the Tachi Palace's "Palace Fighting Championship" in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions. For more information please visit www.palacefightingchampionship.com or www.goossentutor.com.

Article posted on 24.04.2009



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