Jordan Shimmell moved to 19-0 with 16 KOs when he defeated Carlos Reyes by TKO at the end of the fifth round on April 18, 2015 in Carson, CA.
Prior to the fight, Reyes was 7-6-1 with 5 KOs and was ranked #81 in the world by the IBO. The bout was scheduled for eight rounds on the undercard of the Showtime-televised boxing show featuring Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Andrzej Fonfara in the main event.
In his previous three bouts during the prior five months, Carlos Reyes of Phoenix, AZ fought Mike Bissett who was 7-6 and Kalib Whitmore who was 6-0 and TKO’d both in the 2nd round. Reyes then lost a decision to Michael Seals who was 18-0. However, unlike those other boxers, Jordan controlled the bout from the opening bell and used his superior skills to land hard punches on Reyes. Reyes suffered a broken nose in the 2nd round and was cut under his right eye from a punch two rounds later. Jordan Shimmell hurt Reyes several times in the fifth round. Upon completion the fifth round, the ringside physician stopped the bout in Reyes corner as Reyes was taking a lot of punishment from Jordan.
Shimmell now has an 84% KO percentage in his 19 pro fights. Jordan has only boxed 64 rounds as a pro and many of them were only partial rounds. His fights have lasted an average of just 3.4 rounds each. Jordan Shimmell has dominated all 19 of his pro opponents and won all 64 of his pro rounds. Jordan has not had a boxer go the distance with him in his last 7 fights since October 2013.
Shimmell is the USBO Cruiserweight Champion and is world ranked #20 by the IBO and #21 by the WBC. In the regional rankings, Jordan is ranked #1 NABO, #2 NABF and #3 NABA, and in the U.S. ratings Jordan is ranked #2 USBA. He is ready for bigger fights and will likely be boxing on television in his next fight this summer.