By Francisco Salazar
Fringe welterweight contender Mikael Zewski stopped Martin Escobar Thursday night at the Montreal Casino in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Zewski (29-1, 22 knockouts), who resides in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, battered Escobar until referee Yvon Goulet stopped the bout at 2:34 of the second round.
The 28-year-old Zewski, who signed a one-year promotional contract with Yvon Michel in early September, has won his last three bouts since suffering his only loss of his career to Konstantin Ponomarev in May of 2015.
The hard-hitting Escobar (17-4 1 NC, 14 KOs), who resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina, had his four-bout unbeaten streak snapped.
In a clash of super middleweight prospects, Ramon Aguinaga of Mexico won an eight round majority decision over Shakeel Phinn (16-2, 11 KOs).
One judge scored the bout 76-76, while the other two judges scored the bout 79-73 and 78-74 for Aguinaga, who improves to 12-0, 8 KOs.
Phinn, who resides in nearby Brossard, lost for the first time since his second pro fight.
In junior middleweight action, Marie Eve Dicaire (10-0) won a one-sided decision over Paty Ramirez (11-5, 5 KOs) of Mexico. Scores were 80-72, 80-72, and 79-73 for Dicaire.
IN OTHER NEWS: Prince Ranch Boxing is happy to announce the signing of super-middleweight Humberto Torres (18-1-1, 12 KOs) and undefeated female bantamweight Cristina Mora (6-0-2, 4 KOs), who both hail from Aguascalientes, Mexico. The duo also signed promotional agreements with Damien Vazquez' Sugar Promotions.
"We are pleased to add Torres and Mora to our outstanding roster," said Greg Hannley, president of Prince Ranch Boxing. "As we establish our foundation in Aguascalientes, Mexico, it's important that we sign the top talent from that region, and Torres and Mora fit that mold. Both are very popular fighters from the area and we know our shows will be sell outs, with exciting local talent performing. Sugar Promotions is the perfect fit for these two talented fighters."
"Damien and I have done our homework and we know Torres and Mora are going to be a great addition to Sugar Promotions." Oscar Vazquez, CEO of Sugar Promotions, stated. "We have big plans to promote a massive amount of shows in Aguascalientes and establish ourselves as the next great promotional company from Mexico."
Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, RingTV.com, and FightNights.com. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing