Saturday, 22 February 2014 21:27

Glen Johnson and featherweight prospect Khan-Clary win big at CES 'Home Sweet Home'

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Last night, on an action-packed fight card at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, RI, former two-time world champion Glen Johnson (54-18-2, 37 KO)  dismantled overmatched Jaime Velazquez (11-6-2 6 KO) in the fourth round in the light heavyweight co-feature event at "Home Sweet Home," presented by Classic Entertainment & Sports (CES).
Velazquez, who was making his return to the ring following a 15 year layoff, was simply no match for the 45 year old 'Road Warrior.'

The presumed underdog, Velazquez started off well by pumping his jab and establishing good distance in the opening stanza. But it was Glen Johnson who, after feeling out his opponent in the first, started to seize the initiative and systematically break down Velazquez in the second.

In the fourth and final round, Johnson hurt is foe with a combination. Smelling blood, he went in for the kill, prompting Velazquez's trainer to throw in the towel. 

Prior to the main event, Pawtucket, RI native Thomas Falowo (11-2 7 KO) kicked off the night in a scheduled six round bout against Jaison Palomeque (14-8-1 9 KO).

Falowo started strong by pumping his jab to set-up his right hands to both the head and the body. At the end of the second round Falowo, the busier, more aggressive fighter, scored a knockdown compliments of a short, crisp, right cross.


In the following stanza, Falowo continued his busy pace and consistent pressure until, inexplicably, a seemingly frustrated and hurt Palomegue fired something resembling a Muy Thai kick at his opponent and was subsequently disqualified.

And in the hometown showcase, Providence native and featherweight prospect Toka Khan-Clary (10-0 7 KO), thoroughly dominated an outgunned Carlos Fulgencio (19-13-1), ending matters in Round 2.

Prospect Toka Khan-Clary, right


Highly decorated as an amateur, Khan-Clary's extensive pedigree paid huge dividends and he used his speed and superior skills to unleash a diiverse, well-rounded attack early on.

In Round 2, Khan-Clary floored Fulgencio three times. Game, Fulgencio rose after the first two knockdowns but was in no condition to continue after a right hook dropped him once more, prompting the referee to halt the bout.