Press Release: Miranda Scores big KO; Quezada Gets Another Win
Former world title challenger and current top rated super-middleweight contender, Edison “Pantera” Miranda (33-4, 29 KO’s), scored a spectacular 1st round KO over Mexican National Champion, Francisco “Panchito” Sierra (20-3, 19 KO’s).
Early in the round both fighters were feeling each other out. Sierra came out jabbing while Miranda landed some left hooks to the head. The action started to get heavy as the round continued and both fighters were landing solid punches. Miranda started to work his way inside and used his strength to back up Sierra. Sierra was holding his ground but headed to the ropes. That’s when Miranda landed an overhand right, that landed flush on Sierra’s temple. The fight was stopped immediately at 2:16 of round one and Miranda became the new NABO super-middleweight champion.
“This victory puts me right back into title contention,” said Miranda. “Joe Goossen is the best trainer in the world. Everyday I’m in the gym I’m learning something new. With Goossen in my corner, nobody is going to beat me. I want to thank Dan Goossen for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to fight for the NABO title. I can’t wait to see what my team has lined up for me next.”
Quezada vs. Firtha
Manuel “El Toro” Quezada retained his WBC CABOFE Heavyweight title with a hard fought unanimous decision over Nicolai “Stone Man” Firtha.
Firtha was game from the opening bell coming out aggressive with a stiff jab trying to back up Quezada with his size advantage. Quezada remained calm, using his great feat and experience to get out of harms way, while finding a home for his powerful right hand.
Quezada mounted an early lead as he continued to score with an overhand right in the middle rounds. Manuel started to push Nicolai backwards but the AkronOhio native was resistant, giving it his all.
Entering the final rounds the referee stopped the action a few times because of head butts brought forth by Firtha. Manuel regained his focus and his power shots were starting to take effect, as he had Firtha on wobbly legs. At the end of round ten, Quezada was announced the winner. Scorecards read 98-92, 97-93, 99-91 all in favor for Quezada.
“This was a good tough fight for me.” Quezada said. “I gained a lot of valuable experience fighting a bigger man. Joe Goossen guided my corner to perfection. I’m excited to see what my promoter Dan Goossen has in store for me next. Vitali is my main target. I’m willing to fight him anywhere, anytime.”