NEWARK, New Jersey – Bruce Carrington overwhelmed only the second undefeated opponent he has fought as a professional Saturday night.
Carrington, an unbeaten featherweight prospect from Brooklyn, dropped and stopped Brandon Chambers in the second round of their eight-round, 126-pound bout on the Shakur Stevenson-Shuichiro Yoshino undercard at Prudential Center. The 26-year-old Carrington improved to 7-0 and recorded his fourth knockout.
Chambers slipped to 9-1-1 (5 KOs).
Referee Harvey Dock counted out Chambers at 2:46 of the second round.
Carrington knocked Chambers to one knee in Chambers’ corner. Chambers couldn’t compose himself and get up by the time Dock counted to 10.
Chambers entered the ring unbeaten, but the 36-year-old fighter from Gwynn Oak, Maryland had never encountered a boxer as talented as Carrington.
A couple minutes before the stoppage, an accidental clash of heads made Dock call for a brief break in the action early in the second round. Neither fighter was cut when they butted heads.
Carrington wobbled Chambers with a left hook that made him stumble backward in the first round. Carrington followed Chambers to a neutral corner and unloaded an array of power punches that made Chambers cover up.
Chambers managed to make it to the end of the round, but he couldn’t survive much longer.
Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.