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Umara scores highlight reel knockout; Estela & Ruiz win at “Night of Champions IV”

Lightweight standout Idalberto Umara won his 11th consecutive bout by scoring a sensational one punch knockout of 2012 Olympian William Encarnacion in the main event of “Night of Champions IV” Friday, July 28 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL.

Co-promoted by Boxlab Promotions and Warriors Boxing Promotions, “Night of Champions IV” aired live on CBS Sports Network.

Umara uncorked a vicious right uppercut in the second round that knocked Encarnacion out cold. He remained on the canvas for a few minutes but was able to get back on his feet, where he was met with a round of applause from the crowd.

Time of stoppage was 1:51.

Hailing from Cuba and fighting out of Miami, FL, Umara improves to 11-1 with 8 KO’s. The victory earned him the World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedelatin title and a top 15 ranking. Encarnacion, who lives and fights out of San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic, is 20-6 (16 KO’s).

Junior middleweight Jeovanny “El Rayo” Estela kept his unbeaten record intact with an impressive eight round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Chris Thompson. With a large group of supporters cheering him on, Estela landed a number of well-placed shots during the first few rounds. In the fourth, Estela dropped Thompson with a hard right hand. Moments later, Estela scored a second knockdown that had Thompson in serious trouble as the bell sounded.

Thompson, who operated behind a high guard, looked to turn the tides but Estela remained poised. He decked Thompson for a third time in the seventh but the game Kansas City native made it back to his feet.

Scores were 80-69, 79-70 and 78-71 for Estela, who improved to 12-0 (3 KO’s). Thompson is now 9-1 with 6 KO’s.

Heavyweight prospect Herich “La Amenaza” Ruiz moved to 4-0 (3 KO’s) following an eight-round decision against a very determined Dionardo Minor, 6-2-2 (2 KO’s) of Uhland, TX. Ruiz, a standout on the Cuban National Amateur Team who now resides in Las Vegas, NV, displayed a solid jab and good movement. Minor, who came into the bout with three victories against previously undefeated opponents, connected with some hard punches and continuously pressed Ruiz.

Sores were 80-72 and 78-74 twice.

“On Behalf of Boxlab Promotions, our partner Warriors Boxing Promotions and the Caribe Royale, we’re pleased to have brought this exciting card to the local boxing fans and the CBSSN audience as well,” said Amaury Piedra. “We had excellent fights tonight that culminated with a rising prospect earning his first regional title and top 15 ranking in Idalberto Umara. He will definitely be a force at 135 pounds and is ready to display his skills against anyone in the division! Estela put on a show for large base of local fans. He continues to gain experience and development in the ring. This was a good step up fight him and he excelled. The entire night was filled with action and truly one of the best cards of the year top to bottom.”

Boxlab and MVP Promotions return to the Caribe Royale Friday, August 18 with the Most Valuable Prospect Series. The card is headlined by 21-0 Nestor Bravo vs Will Madera, 17-2-3, and will air on DAZN.

Additional information on the August 18 card will be announced shortly.


Super Middleweights: Angel Chavez (8-0, 7 KO’s) TKO 5 (2:25) Donnis Reed (4-13-1, 2 KO’s)

Middleweights: Jamar Pemberton (5-1, 5 KO’s) TKO 2 (1:30) Julian Valerio (3-9, 2 KO’s)

Welterweights: Julio Rosa (8-2, 4 KO’s) UD 6 Mario Aguirre (3-22-1, 2 KO’s)

Lightweights: Jonathan Cortes (4-0, 4 KO’S) KO 1 (1:13) Andru Davis Henry (0-1)

Bantamweights: Kevin Nunez (3-1, 1 KO) UD 4 Steveen Angeles Cruz (0-9)

Heavyweights: Gustavo Trujillo (4-0, 4 KO’s) TKO 2 (1:50) Hector Eligo Perez (7-6, 3 KO’s)

Junior Lightweights: Roberto Gomez (3-0, 2 KO’s) TKO 1 (2:56) Dominique Williams (1-10)