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CES Boxing Winter Brawl Recap

CES Boxing rang in the New Year with their Winter Brawl event at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. The card featured 10 professional bouts and most of it was New England talent. CES and their fighters did a great job as these fighters got to feed off an electrifying crowd and put fourth some amazing performances in front of a full house. Lets highlight some fighters and their performances:



Video By: Dylan Napoleone

Fans cheer on Waterbury, CT's Mike Kimbel as he does a standing backflip in the ring after his professional day debut victory.


Notable Results:

  • Stevie Jane Coleman climbed to 4-1 with a majority decision over Michaele Nogue. These two fought hard for all 12 minutes. This fight could've went either way as both ladies put fourth what had to be one of their best performances. Both fighters had quick hands and lots of power behind their shots. They both have a very bright future with their technique and speed.


  • Mitch Louis Charles defeated the originally undefeated Josniel Castro by knockout. In this particular fight, the pace was really pushed in Rounds 3/4. Castro was landing very well in these rounds to the face. He was circling, throwing, and landing very effectively. He looked great. Mitch Louis Charles caught Castro with his head stationary in Round 4 and threw a big right hand that was heavy enough to shut the lights off for Castro. This goes to show how quick the table can turn as Castro looked great until this moment. Mitch Louis Charles climbs to 7-3-2 after not fighting since August of 2021. Castro suffers his first career loss and falls to 9-1.


  • Waterbury, CT's Mike "The Savage" Kimbel, made his first boxing walk on Saturday evening as his fans packed out the Mohegan Sun. When Kimbel fights, you can expect a roaring fanbase anytime, anywhere. After training with Head Coach Chad Dawson for this day debut, Kimbel (Super Lightweight) entered the ring and put on a spectacular performance. When New England MMA's writer, Dylan Napoleone spoke to him before this matchup, Kimbel explained how fans would be "surprised by the skills". After Kimbel's TKO victory late in Round 4, fans have every reason to be surprised. The way that Kimbel was flowin' and throwin' through all four rounds was impressive. Kimbel climbs to 1-0 with a TKO over Robert Banks.


  • Kevin Walsh claimed the New England Jr. Lightweight Championship with a majority decision over the tough Christian Otero. These two put on a show as they were both extremely quick looking for the finish all 18 minutes. Walsh secured a knockdown in Round 1 with a hook and continued to land cleanly at all times. Otero definitely brought fourth a great fight landing shots of his own but the accuracy in the hands of Walsh appeared to prevail as Kevin Walsh climbs to 7-0.


  • Chordale Booker took on Angel Hernandez in a Light Middleweight clash and looked great through all 8 rounds. Booker landed many effective body shots and his accuracy and speed outclassed Hernandez through the fight. Angel Hernandez had a very hard time getting any offense going as Booker was right there in his face throwing combos for most of the fight. Booker looked great as he is climbing the ranks of boxing, now holding a record of 18-1.


  • Alejandro Paulino, the undefeated (originally 11-0) Lightweight from New London, CT notched another win in the win column with a TKO victory over the tough Ryizeemion Ford. These two fought hard through four rounds before Paulino ended the bought at 1:17 of Round 5. In the first round, Ford landed and actually had Paulino hurt before Paulino really checked in and dominated the rest of the fight. Paulino knocked Ford to the canvas late in Round 3 and dominated until the finish landing all over the body and head of Ford. Paulino climbs to 12-0 with an impressive stoppage.


  • New England MMA fan favorite, John Gotti III made his second boxing walk in the co-main event and made quick work of his opponent, Alex Citrowske. Gotti scored three knockdowns with one left hook and two rights before the referee called a stop to the contest with :01 second left in Round 1. Gotti had grounded his opponent for a third time and the referee had no choice but to waive this one off as Gotti III handled his business and secured the win. John Gotti III climbs to 2-0 in his boxing career.


  • In the main event, Worcester Mass.'s, Irvin Gonzalez took on Dannis Aguero Arias from the Dominican Republic for the WBC Silver Featherwight Championship. In Round 1, both men looked great with sharp striking and lot's of gas in the tank. Irvin Gonzalez was landing early in the fight but Dannis was just outclassing him with significant shots and output level. He was simply landing cleaner. In Rounds 3/4, Dannis was causing a lot of damage by closing the distance and backing Gonzalez to the ring and littering shots all over the body and head of Gonzalez. In Round 4, Aguero landed a big overhand right which put Goinzalez unconcious as he claimed the WBC Silver Featheright Championship and climbed to 20-12 as Gonzalez falls to 15-4.

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