Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington might want to consider changing that nickname to “Choo-Choo”, cause he looked like a runaway freight train Saturday night at the Top Rank boxing event on ESPN. Moments after touching gloves it started to look like the four round featherweight bout with Steven Brown had zero chance of going to the judges score cards.
Carrington came out in round one with heavy pressure, walking down Brown and throwing his jab. He started following it up with right hooks, landing them repeatedly, until it became obvious that Brown wasn’t going to be able to match Carrington’s impressive combination of speed and power. Carrington also wasn’t concerned about hanging in the pocket, looking comfortable, while digging in hard body shots and straight right hands to the head that looked like they were fired out a cannon. The round ended with an onslaught of combinations, and it was a wonder how Brown made it out.
Carrington came out in the second round with a killer instinct and based on the first big left hook of the frame, you kind of knew it was just a matter of time. Then it came, boom, a straight right that nearly took Brown’s head off and sent half his body to the other side of the ropes. Carrington followed it up with a left hook, left uppercut, and one more small left uppercut for good measure. Brown’s night was over at 43 seconds into the second round.
The devastating knockout finish was the first of Carrington’s professional career and the boy from Brooklyn now has a record of 2-0. How did he do it? You can ask him yourself using the Personal Video feature and ask him anything. You can also continue to follow his story and fight journey by regularly checking out the MILLIONS blog.