Jason Estrada to stay busy vs. Domonic Jenkins


Jason Estrada to stay busy vs. Domonic Jenkins

Press Release: Others may consider his Friday night match-up against Domonic Jenkins as simply a “stay busy” opportunity, but 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada is fully aware that it’s a potential trap fight and he’s prepared as if it were a title bout. Estrada (13-1, 3 KOs) takes on Jenkins (13-8-1, 6 KOs) in an eight-round heavyweight bout this Friday evening on the “Title Wave” card, headlined by cruiserweight Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey against Emmanuel Nwodo, live on ESPN Friday Night Fights from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Estrada realizes that Jenkins has upset Malcolm Tann, Jason Gavern, Ron Guerrero and Victor Bisbal, as well as lost to Chris Arreola, Tye Fields, Chazz Witherspoon and Eddie Chambers. “Regardless of what others feel about Jenkins,” Estrada said, “I’m taking this fight completely serious, as if it’s for a championship. It’s these type of fights that guys take lightly and then get beaten. I know that this is an opportunity for me to move up in the heavyweight division. Jenkins and I were sparring partners for Tony Thompson when he was getting ready for Dominick Guinn.”

Estrada is somewhat frustrated that he cant geta fight vs. a top 20 fighter. “I’m frustrated but patient,” he explained. “I am the top United States heavyweight prospect and I ‘m willing to fight anybody out there. But I have no idea what it’s going to take to get a big fight. Hopefully, it’ll get done sooner rather than later. I respect their decisions not to fight me because this is a business and they don’t want to lose out on a money fight (losing to Estrada before they cash in). But they can’t keep avoiding me if they really want to be considered top heavyweights. Just call my promoter (Jimmy Burchfield).”

Godfrey (16-1, 9 KOs) headlines against Nigerian-born Nwodo (22-4, 18 KOs) in the 12-round main event on “Title Wave,” promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), in association with Mohegan Sun and ESPN.

Featherweight Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard (14-0, 7 KOs), fighting out of nearby Manchester, is scheduled to be in action in the 10-round co-feature.

In a pair of four-round bouts, Ledyard’s (CT) unbeaten super middleweight Brian Macy (4-0, 1 KO), 2000 National PAL champion and U. of Connecticut graduate, faces Shawn Kirk (4-2, 2 KOs), while light heavyweight Keith Kozlin makes his pro debut versus Borngard Washington (0-3).

In two four-round female bouts on the undercard, Hartford’s popular welterweight Addy Irizarry (5-2, 2 KOs) is up against her toughest challenge in Yvonne “Silk” Reiss (7-12-1) and Mystic (CT) super bantamweight Karen Dulin (0-1) goes for her first pro victory versus Christina Leadbeater (1-1, 1 KO). All fighters and bouts are subject to change.

Tickets are available to purchase by calling CES (401.724.2253), going on line at www.cesboxing.com or www.mohegansun.com, at the Mohegan Sun box office or any TicketMaster outlet.