PORTLAND, Maine — Light welterweight Brandon Berry of West Forks remained undefeated in his professional boxing career Saturday night, scoring a second-round technical knockout of Moises Rivera before a crowd estimated at 2,500 at the Portland Exposition Building.
Berry (6-0 with four knockouts) used a straight right hand to score a first-round knockdown of Rivera, then put the of South Boston, Massachusetts, fighter away during the second round, according to his trainer, Ken “Skeet” Wyman of Stockton Springs.
The fight was a scheduled four-rounder.
“It’s going the way I expected it would,” said Wyman. “We’re just taking things one at a time.”
Berry’s stablemate at Wyman’s Boxing Club, Canadian light middleweight champion Brandon Brewer of Fredericton, New Brunswick, improved his record to 11-0-1 with a second-round stoppage of Jesus Cintron, also of South Boston, Massachusetts.
Cintron was a late replacement for veteran Ruben Galvan of Akron, Ohio, who pulled out of the bout the day before it was scheduled.
“It couldn’t have gone any better,” said Wyman. “We would have liked for the guys to get in some more rounds, but you always want the stoppage when you can get it and the rounds will come. More fights equals more rounds.”
Undefeated Russell Lamour Jr. of Portland (8-0) won the New England middleweight title in the night’s main event with an eighth-round technical knockout of Laatekwei Hammond of Worcester, Mass.
Welterweight Chris Gilbert of Windsor, Vermont, and Portland bantamweight Jorge Abigue also remained undefeated. Gilbert (12-0) earned an eight-round unanimous decision over Daniel Sostre of Highland, N.Y., while Abigue (6-0) stopped Johnny Frazier of Las Vegas, Nevada, via second-round technical knockout.