Travon Lawson didn’t have any intention of playing the role of opponent.
The Fox primetime debut of featherweight prospect Angel Barrientes resulted in disaster, as Lawson scored a 4th circular knockout in a considerable upset Saturday evening at Shrine Expo corridor in los angeles, California.
A clear appropriate hand with the aid of Lawson put Barrientes flat on his again, with his response no longer to the liking of referee Eddie Hernandez Sr. who stopped the competition at 0:fifty five of round 4.
Barrientes came out purposeful at the opening bell, inserting his peak and reach capabilities to respectable use. Tuscaloosa’s Lawson in the beginning offered little in return, running in and trying to get interior Barrientes’ lengthy jab most effective to get picked apart at shut quarters.
circular two performed out in similar fashion. Barrientes—an 18-12 months old Las Vegas native by means of Honolulu—threw every punch with imply intentions, an action befitting his ‘AK-47’ ring moniker. Lawson stored a decent protect but did not offer any angles, last in the line of fireplace for Barrientes’ right arms and left hooks.
Lawson landed his top-quality punch of the fight to that element in round three, connecting with a appropriate hand which briefly caught the consideration of Barrientes. It turned into among the many few clear sequences in a tough-and-tumble three-minute body which saw Barrientes shoved into the ropes and both combatants taking a spill to the canvas in wrestling-like style.
issues would get a great deal, plenty rougher.
A dramatic momentum came early in round 4. Lawson dialed up the power, to which Barrientes changed into unable to adapt. Lawson linked with six unanswered energy photographs, the remaining of which changed into a laser-like appropriate hand which put Barrientes flat on his again. The teenaged featherweight attempted to beat the count, rising to his feet but failing to offer a satisfactory response to the query of even if he was healthy to the proceed.
The combat became halted on the spot, a whole lot to the chagrin of Barrientes who vehemently protested the stoppage. It changed into to no avail, as he falls to three-1 (2KOs) on the same night when twin brother Chavez Barrientes scored a stoppage win over Paul Carroll.
Lawson heads again to Tuscaloosa an unbeaten fighter, enhancing—in each sense of the observe—to 4-0 (3KOs).
The bout aired as a assisting swing bout to a 10-circular tremendous middleweight clash between David Morrell (three-0, 2KOs) and Mike Gavronski (26-3-1, 16KOs).
Jake Donovan is a senior creator for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox