Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

David Estrada Back in The Hunt After Cicero Stadium Win

By Joe Harrison

Following a two-year layoff, “King” David Estrada (26-6, 16 KOs) returned to the ring and defeated Rahman Mustafa Yusubov (9-11, 7 KOs) by a six-round unanimous decision at Cicero Stadium located just outside of Chicago, IL. The bout was the main event of 'International Rumble III' presented by Sammy Merza Promotions.

Estrada started off with a good jab and landed some straight right hands, but the ring rust was apparent as he continuously missed with a looping left hook and showed fatigue very quickly.

At the start of the second round, a right hand from Yusubov rocked Estrada and the fight quickly turned into a brawl. Estrada answered back as he forced Yusubov against the ropes and attacked with a combination of left and right hooks.

During the middle rounds, Estrada was visibly slowing down as Yusubov pressed forward in an attempt to gain momentum. Again, Estrada answered back with power punches seemingly looking to end the bout early. Amazingly, Yusubov began to counter Estrada and remained competitive for the remainder of the fight, even as Estrada continued to find that knockout punch.

The final scores were 60-54 and 59-55 twice, all for Estrada.

In the co-feature, welterweight Ahmed El Mousaoui (16-1-1, 4 KOs) earned an eight-round unanimous decision over Ben Ankrah (17-14, 8 KOs). 

El Mousaoui circled the ring while outboxing and outlanding Ankrah throughout the bout. The fight was very one-sided until the final round when Ankrah became more aggressive and attacked his opponent while showing off some of his dance moves. 

The final scores were 79-73 and 80-72 (twice) in favor of El Mousaoui.

Also on the card, junior welterweight Jose Arambula (4-0, 2 KOs) defeated Greg Coverson Jr. (3-6, 2 KOs) by unanimous decision. Coverson was dropped in each of the opening two rounds but managed to last the four-round distance. All three judges scored it 40-34.

Plus, middleweight Kelin Sharpe won his pro debut by knocking out Anthony Linenfelser (3-5, 3 KOs) in the first round. Linenfelser was immediately in trouble and took a knee. Later in the round, a right hook sent him back down to the canvas where he remained even as the white towel came flying in from his corner. The end came at the time of 2:59 of round one.

In the opening fight, jr. welterweight David Diaz (2-0, 1 KO) scored a second-round technical knockout over Jim Sharpe (0-4). Diaz took the fight to Sharpe and punished him until the fight was called off at the time of 1:23 in round two.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 04-28-2013

I was born in Chicago and raised there till I was about 10 years old. We lived in Cicero for a while still can't believe they have fights there now what a trip.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Photos: Fury, Saunders, Adams, Smith-Williams, Flanagan Presser Chocolatito: No Problem Facing Cuadras, But Focus is on Rungvisai Hearn: No Interest in Khan's Proposed 70-30 Split for Brook Bout Yuriorkis Gamboa Inks Promotional With Golden Boy Promotions Nicola Adams Turns Pro With Frank Warren, Will Debut On April 8 Top Rank President Lays Out Michael Conlan's Plan To Stardom Cancer-Free Father Made Camp Less Stressful for Leo Santa Cruz Lara's Coach: Canelo Does Not Have The Style To Beat Golovkin Angel Garcia: Danny Could Ruin Thurman's Career, Like Matthysse's Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-Ali, Cotto-Kirkland, Jack, More Judge Sets Down Terms To Lift Ban on Edwin Valero Movie Nicola Adams Leaves Team GB Boxing Setup, Free To Pursue Other Opportunities Steve Goodwin Updates on Stable, Looks Ahead, Reflects on 2016 Eubank Jr: DeGale is One of The Best at 168? That's Embarrassing! Golovkin's Coach on The Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. Catch-Weight Randy Caballero To Return on March 23 on ESPN Card "Fighting Words" - Angel Garcia to Blame, Though We Enabled Him Abel Sanchez: Maybe It Could Be Golovkin-Chavez, Canelo-Jacobs Puerto Rico Commission To Investigate Vazquez Jr. Pay Claims Shawn Porter Tabs Santa Cruz To Beat Frampton in Rematch Chocolatito: All Rungvisai Has is a Punch, It Won't Be That Difficult Klitschko Coach Says Everyone Will Be Shocked After Joshua Fight Nacho: Juan Manuel Marquez Has Not Retired, Wants To Fight Memo: Chavez Jr. Will Be Stronger, No Weight Issues For Canelo Thurman-Garcia: Narvaez vs. Rodriguez Clash is Eyed For Card Rob Brant Stops Alexis Hloros in First at Grand Casino in Hinckley Canelo vs. Chavez is a Fight Boxing Needed, Says De La Hoya David Haye: Chris Eubank Jr. is a Force, He Will Go All The Way Canelo vs. Chavez: Positive Talks Ongoing With MGM, Jerry Jones Conlan Hopes For 'Dream Fight' With Carl Frampton in The Future Top Rank Prez Eyes Deontay Wilder vs. Joseph Parker Unification Jacobs: Most Guys are Beaten Mentally When They Face Golovkin Frampton Expects Rematch With Leo Santa Cruz To Be Easier Tomoki Kameda Returns To Japan on March 10, Faces Tawatchai Carl Greaves Looks Back On 2016, Is Excited About 2017 Jermell Charlo, Gary Russell Mandatory Double Eyed For March 11 De La Hoya: Canelo Beating Chavez Jr. Will Not Satisfy The Critics Cedric Vitu Retains EBU Title, Decisions Isaac Real in Levallois Horn Warns Pacquiao, Top Rank Not To Look Beyond April Fight Angel Garcia, Mayweather Tarnished What Should've Been Good Week for Boxing
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement