By Fernando Gaztambide
Catano, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rican super prospect Subriel Matias (10-0, 10 KO) from the Maternillo neighborhood of Fajardo, picked up a fifth round technical knockout victory over Mexico's Adrian Estrella (28-2, 24 KO) in clash held at Pedro 'Perucho' Cepeda in Catano as part of the event promoted by Fresh Productions Boxing.
In the first two rounds, Estrella was able to establish his boxing, but entering the third round, the Puerto Rican began to throw an accurate jab that led him to combine more shots to take over the fight.
The fourth round was a lot of action for both fighters. Both were connecting punches with bad intentions, but in the second half of the round, Matías was able to connect accurate shots to the body and face of the Mexican - which left him in poor condition. Once the round was over, Estrella decided not to leave for the fifth round.
"I have a lot to improve," said Subriel Matias.
"I lost the early rounds, he dominated me, but we knew that the victory was ours because I go from less to more and already entering the third round I was better. I knew I was going to catch him. I know I could have given more in the victory, but we won and I'm happy. I want to thank Adrián Estrella for the opportunity to face him."
Promoter Juan Orengo of Fresh Productions Boxing said - "Subriel showed that he is a boxer that has to be taken seriously. His punch made a Mexican warrior take off in the middle of the fight. We put strong tests on Subriel because we know that he has all the tools to win and that he has done so far without getting hit. Your resume is very advanced and expect more interesting fights along the way. We will be announcing the next steps soon."
Before the match, Matias already had strong victories by way of the knockout over world title challenger Daulis Prescott of Colombia, the ex-Olympian Patrick Lopez, rising prospect Jeffrey Fontánez of Caguas, Puerto Rico and the strong Brazilian puncher Joaquim Carneiro.
Estrella, on the other hand, has victories over former world champions Celestino Caballero and DeMarcus 'Chop Chop' Corley and over world title contenders, Balweg Bangoyan and Dante Jardon.