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Estrada vs Couser on Sept. 23

PROVIDENCE, RI (September 10, 2006) – America’s top heavyweight prospect, 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada, continues his climb to the top of the division September 23 when he takes on veteran Cliff “Twin Tyson” Couser in an eight-round Special Heavyweight Attraction on “Night of the Rising Stars” at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford..

Providence-native Estrada (6-0, 1 KO), 25, hasn’t lost a single round as a pro in 31 rounds, including a “shutout” performance in his last fight (May 18) against Robert Wiggins (20-6-1), going 10-rounds in only his sixth fight, and taking a unanimous decision (100-90 three times).

Couser, reigning NAMA North American heavyweight title-holder, has beaten Jorge Luis Gonzalez (31-5) and been in the ring against the likes of Lance Whitaker, Clifford Ettienne, Malcolm Tann and Vladimir Virchis.

“I grew-up watching the great Mike Tyson and it’ll be interesting fighting somebody who looks like him and has a similar style,” Estrada said about Couser. “It’ll give me a chance to showcase my ability against a wily veteran.”

Estrada is risking a November 17 eight-round co-feature bout on Showbox (TBA site) against undefeated Travis Walker (21-0-1, 17 KOs), who Jason defeated three times as an amateur.

“Some people told me not to take the fight against Couser because I’d be risking a bigger fight on Showbox against Walker,” Jason remarked. “But this is a great opportunity to show everybody that I’ll fight anybody at my level right now. Hey, the same people were against me taking a 10 rounder in only my sixth fight. I’m taking my shot now. I can’t worry about what might happen. I want to stay as busy as possible and fighting is what I do.”

Estrada was one of the most celebrated amateur boxers in U.S. history, registering a remarkable 261-14 record in the United States, including an unprecedented three consecutive triumphs in the U.S. Nationals and U.S. Challenge (2001-2003). He captured a gold medal at the 2003 Pan-American Games and represented the U.S. in the 2004 Olympic Games.

As an amateur Estrada defeated, among the more notables, Tann, DaVarryl “Touch of Sleep” Williamson, Malik Scott, Donnell “The Real Touch of Sleep” Holmes, and Felix “Bad News” Cora, Jr.

For more information about Jason Estrada visit his web site at www.jasonbigsix.com.

“Night of the Rising Stars” is promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. For ticket information call CES (401.724.2253), Connecticut Convention Center (860.249.6000) or visit www.cesboxing.com.

Article posted on 11.09.2006



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