Undefeated and world ranked welterweight Fredrick “General Okunka” Lawson dominated perennial contender Breidis Prescott over ten rounds last night at the Hialeah Park Race Track in Miami, Florida. Dropping Prescott in the third, Lawson improved to 24-0 (20KO’s) by surprisingly close scores of 95-94, 95-94 and one judges’ card for the opponent of 96-93.
The victory for Lawson was telecast on ESPN, his second consecutive bout on the network.
“I’m very pleased with the victory,” said the 25-year-old Lawson. “This was a very tough fight but my conditioning and preparation was the key. I’m ready to take the next step to my dream of becoming a world champion.” Lawson came into the fight world ranked #12 by the International Boxing Federation.
Stated Michael King of King Sports, Lawson’s promoter, “This was a true crossroads fight for Fredrick and he passed the test with flying colors. The key for him was preparation as it is with all of our fighters, his great training with Abel Sanchez truly paid off.”
“Fredrick is ready for a top ten contender right now and we’re going to get started immediately working on his next fight. We’d also like to thank ESPN for once again giving him another opportunity.”
Prescott moved to 27-7-0 (20KO’s) with the defeat.