Olympian Estrada fights again Nov. 23
PROVIDENCE, RI (November 15, 2005) - U.S. Olympian Jason "Big Six" Estrada (4-0, 1 KO) returns to action in his hometown Thanksgiving Eve, November 23 against Jeremy "Superstar" Brooks (4-2, 2 KOs) in a six-round bout at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. Estrada, who turns 25 later this month (Nov. 30), is on a mission to prove that he is going to be an even better professional than amateur..
Article posted on 15.11.2005
His match against Brooks marks the fifth fight of heavyweight Estrada's 11-month pro career after completing his remarkable amateur career with a 261-14 record in the United States. Jason was the first boxer to win both the U.S. Nationals and U.S. Challenge three years (2001-2003) in a row. The 2003 Pan-American Games gold medal winner went on to represent the U.S. in the super heavyweight division at the 2004 Olympics.
Brooks stands 6-4 and has weighed in as much as 268-pounds. "Brooks is no turkey," Estrada said about his Thanksgiving Eve opponent. "He's a big man and I want to finish out the year in an exciting way. I'm ready to fight. I've really trained hard for this fight and I hope that there's another huge crowd at the Rhode Island Convention Center. I want to move up to eight rounds as soon as possible. In 2006, I want to get some quality wins under my belt and break into the rankings."
Estrada's much-anticipated pro debut last December 10 ended in a unanimous four-round decision in his favor against Joseph Kenneth at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Four months later Jason put Jerry Simpson to sleep at 2:35 of the opening round with a devastating knockout that resulted in Simpson being taken out of the ring on a stretcher and evaluated at a nearby hospital (he was okay).
He followed June 17 with a unanimous four-round decision against Demetrice King (7-6), in which, King's corner tried to stop the fight by throwing in the towel (only the referee can stop a fight in Rhode Island) and In his last fight (August 26), Jason floored Earl Ladson (10-6) three times en route to a unanimous six-round decision (60-51, 60-51, 60-51) in Providence.
As an amateur, Estrada defeated five contemporary professionals sporting a combined record today of 101-6-3, 67 KOs: former IBF world title challenger DaVarryl "Touch of Sleep" Williamson (22-4, 18 KOs), Malik Scott (22-0, 10 KOs), Malcolm "The Showstopper" Tann (16-2, 8 KOs), WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title-holder Donnell "The Real Touch of Sleep" Holmes (23-0-1, 22 KOs), and USBA & NABF cruiserweight champion Felix "Bad News" Cora, Jr. (17-0-2, 9 KOs).
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