H-Town professional boxer Duran Caferro Jr. (16-1, 12 KO) scored a third-round knockout over Cheyenne Ziegler (3-13, 2 KO) of Lower Brule, South Dakota, recently in Billings.
The super middleweight bout, which was the main event of the seven-fight pro card, was scheduled for six rounds. The show was billed as “Magic City Fight Night” under the auspices of Silver Wolf Fight Promotions.
“Caferro used his superior skills to out-box Ziegler for two rounds before ending matters in the third with a vicious uppercut,” wrote Ricardo Ibarra, of Fightnews.com. “Using his longer reach and lateral movement, Caferro quickly set the range of the fight in the first round, jabbing at a distance and following up with quick straight rights … Late in the round a crisp jab rocked Zeigler back and slightly buckled his knees.”
In the second round, Ibarra related how the 6-foot-1 Caferro continued to work at a steady pace, “snapping his jab in his opponent’s face and mixing in solid hooks to the head and body. Ziegler did find some success in the round, connecting with a flush right hand as Caferro opened up,” but it wasn’t enough to stifle the steady stream of offense from Caferro.
“After switching to a southpaw stance (in the third round), Caferro let loose with a series of right hooks, hurting the South Dakotan,” Ibarra wrote. “Moments later a perfectly timed left uppercut caught Zeigler square on the chin, sending him crashing to the canvas.”
Caferro appeared to suffer a leg injury when he threw the punch, as referee Russ Hansen counted Ziegler out at 1:01 of the round.
The 28-year-old Caferro, who moved up from the 147-pound…