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Avery Sparrow drops Jesus Serrano twice, scores second-round stoppage

Avery Sparrow. Photo courtesy of Fight Network
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Fringe junior lightweight contender Avery Sparrow continues to win in impressive fashion.

Sparrow made quick work of Jesus Serrano Friday night, winning by knockout in the second round inside the XCite Center at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

The 24-year-old Sparrow has built a following in the Philadelphia area, where he resides and trains. This impressive victory comes hot on the heels of a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Puerto Rico’s Jose Lopez in November.

Against southpaw Serrano, Sparrow was more effective while on the offensive. That approach worked in the second round, when Sparrow dropped Serrano twice, the final time for good as referee Gary Rosato stopped the fight at 2:17.

Sparrow (10-1, 4 knockouts), who is ranked No. 14 by the WBO, has won his last six bouts. Serrano, who resides in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, falls to (17-6-2, 12 KOs).


In a clash between unbeaten lightweight prospects, Ireland’s John Joe Nevin claimed a one-sided eight-round unanimous decision over Alex Torres Rynn.

The London 2012 Olympic silver medalist dictated and controlled the pace of the fight, outboxing Torres Rynn (6-1, 3 KOs), who is originally from Mexico City and now resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Scores were 80-72, 80-72, and 79-73 for Nevin, who improves to (10-0, 4 KOs).

Tyrone Luckey (9-8-3, 7 KOs) stopped lightweight prospect Jerome Conquest (9-3, 1 KO) at 2:43 of the opening round.

In junior middleweight action, Anthony Prescott dropped Isaiah Wise (6-2, 3 KOs) in Round 2 on his way to a sixth-round split decision victory. One judge scored the bout 57-56 for Wise, while the other two judges scored the bout 57-56 and 59-54 for Prescott, who improves to (8-8-2, 2 KOs).


Francisco A. Salazar can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @FSalazarBoxing


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