Newly crowned NABO Light Heavyweight champion Mike Lee is eyeing a future world title opportunity after his latest conquest, where he fought through a broken rib in his 10-round unanimous decision over Jose Hernandez this past Friday night at AllState Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
"And the NEW NABO Champ! Tough fight last night. I fractured my RIB in Round 2 and kept fighting 8 more rounds to a victory. It was not a pretty fight, and FAR from my best performance, But I'm proud of myself for pushing through the pain and doing whatever it took to get the W. THANK YOU for all the love and support last night. It means the world. 21-0 !! @ Allstate Arena.", Lee said on his Facebook account after the fight.
Mathew Gonzalez and Cesar Francis remained perfect by scoring stoppage wins in welterweight bouts this past Saturday night at the King's Theatre in Brooklyn.
Both Gonzalez and Francis are managed by El Matador Management.
Cesar Francis remained undefeated by stopping Victor Manuel Abreu in round two of their scheduled six-round junior lightweight bout.
Francis dropped Abreu with a right to the body for which Abreu got up just after the ten-count, and the bout was halted at 39 seconds of the 2nd frame.
Francis, 142.6 lbs of Brooklyn is now 5-0 with four knockouts.
Gonzalez dominated Jimmy Rosario and registered at stoppage after round three of their scheduled four-round bout.
Gonzalez dominated the fight by working behind a pinpoint jab, and beat up Rosario until he retired on his stool following the 3rd round.
Gonzalez, 144.6 lbs of Queens, NY is now 6-0 with 4 knockouts.
MEXICO CITY: Saturday June 23, “King” Carlos Molina (28-9-2, 8KO) will face Olympian Souleymane Cissokho (6-0, 5KO ) in Paris, France in a televised co-main event promoted by Ring Star France. The match is at 154 pounds, which has Carlos moving up in weight, and is scheduled for ten rounds.
Molina is looking forward to the challenge in France and showing what he has to offer at 154. “I'm feeling good at this weight, I'm in shape and have been sparring, so this fight is a good time to get out there and make a statement.” he said. “I have some new additions to my team, Lou Askenette and Victor Mateo, and we're ready to put in the work and get some wins.”
The June 23 fight is a milestone 40th fight for Molina, and again pits him with an undefeated former Olympian, which he sees as a good opportunity and a proving fight at 154. “We may be considered the opponent for a new up and coming guy, but there's a lot to be said for my experience and skill,” Molina said. “Cissokho has to prove himself too, and I'm ready to show him what it's like to face a true professional.”
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