SOMERSWORTH, N.H. — West Forks boxer Brandon Berry improved his professional record to 2-0 on Saturday night by scoring a third-round knockout of Berwick’s Billy Jones at the Tri-Christian Academy.
Berry, who earned a fourth-round technical knockout of Jones when the two first fought in May as the first professional fight in Maine since 2005, accepted Jones’ request for a rematch and this time was able to end the fight earlier and more emphatically.
The end came at 1:29 of the third round of the scheduled four-round bout, according to Berry’s trainer, Ken “Skeet” Wyman of Stockton Springs.
Wyman said plans call for the 25-year-old Berry to fight three more times this year, next on Sept. 12 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester, N.H. There also are hopes for two more fights in Maine later in the year, though the full re-legalization of the sport in the state is working its way through the regulatory administrative process after 90-day emergency rules were granted earlier this year that allowed for the first Berry-Jones fight.
Portland’s Lamour remains unbeaten
Portland middleweight Russell Lamour improved his record to 4-0 Friday night on the undercard of an ESPN2 fight card at Salem. N.H.
Lamour, who fights out of the Portland Boxing Club, stopped Aquilano Brandao via knockout at 1:46 of the opening round.