U.S. Olympian Estrada Returns Nov. 10 in Providence

Ariel Shnerer / October 16, 2012 - 8:08pm

2004 U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada (19-4) will meet Galen Brown (38-20-1) in a heavyweight bout on Nov. 10 in Providence, R.I.

In addition, 2008 Cuban Olympian Robert Alfonso will be making his professional debut on the card. His opponent will be announced in the coming weeks.

Full press release below:

PROVIDENCE (October 16, 2012) — “Big Things” features a pair of highly-decorated heavyweights, 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada (19-4, 5 KOs) and 2008 Cuban Olympian Robert Alfonso in his pro debut, on November 10 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.

Longtime Providence favorite Estrada faces veteran Galen “Bad Boy” Brown (38-20-1, 23 KOs) in the eight-round main event. Estrada has won his last three fights against Alex Gonzales, Dominique Alexander and Joseph Rabotte. Brown has been against former world champion Hasim Rahman, world title challenger Mariusz Wach, and former Russian titlist Andrey Fedosov.

“We’re very happy to cap our first year as a promotional company with the ‘Big Things’ card on November 10th,” Big Six Entertainments president Artie DePinho said. “We’ve brought back entertaining, competitive boxing to Providence. Jason is getting closer and closer to a big fight. He’s making some noise in the heavyweight division. Jason has developed into a more complete fighter, showing improved power that complements his great boxing skills. Alfonso’s pro debut, the return of top prospect Toka Kahn-Clary, and an undercard made up of fan favorites complete a solid top-to-bottom card.”

The 25-year-old Alfonso is a 6′ 4″, 220-pound 2007 & 2008 Cuban National champion, who captured gold medals at the 2008 AIBA World Cup and 2009 Pan-American Games. He fights an opponent to be determined soon in a four-rounder.                   

Also fighting on the “Big Things” card against opponents to be determined are Top Ranked-signed Pawtucket (RI) lightweight Clary (2-0, 2 KOs), a 2010 National Golden Gloves champion, in a four-round bout, as well as unbeaten Pawtucket (RI) welterweight Diego Periera (7-0-1, 2 KOs) in the six-round co-feature.

Scheduled to fight on the undercard in four-round bouts are Providence welterweight Josh “Bam Bam” Beeman (4-11-3, 2 KOs) vs. Robert Hunt (0-2), of Hyannis (MA), Hyannis heavyweight Jesse Barbosa (4-1-1, 3 KOs) vs. TBA, Hyannis light heavyweight Paul Gonsalves (4-2, 3 KOs), of Harwich (MA), vs. Ahmad Mickens (1-2-1), former Irish National amateur champion Michael McLaughlin (2-1-1), fighting out of Boston, vs. TBA, Providence middleweights Kevin Harrison and Pubilo Pena make their pro debuts against each other, and Springfield super middleweight Reinaldo Graceski (2-0) vs. Michael Mitchell (0-1).

Tickets, reasonably priced at $40.00, $60.00 and $100.00, are available to purchase by calling Big Six Boston at 1.617.312.5059, Big Six Providence at 1.401.241.3490 (RI), going on line at www.bigsixentertainment, com or www.ticketmaster.com, and at the Rhode Island Convention Center box office.

Doors open at 6  p.m. ET with the first bout scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.