Sugar Boy Younan Decisions Darocha at Mountaineer. New York State Title Next?
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
New Cumberland, West Virginia (March 21st, 2017)– Rapidly rising Brooklyn super middleweight and light heavyweight prospect Junior ‘Sugar Boy’ Younan went to 11-0 with eight knockouts with a brutal and bloody six round decision over rough tough Victor Darocha, 7-3-1 with six knockouts, Miami, Florida, by way of Sao Paulo, Brazil. It was the third straight six round decision loss for Darocha.
The undercard bout took place at the Mountaineer Casino Ballroom in New Cumberland, West Virginia, on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The card was prmoted by Made Men Promotions. The fifth round was the brutal turning point. Younan dropped Darocha for the first time in his career. Darocha beat the count. A Younan straight right hand opened up a horrible cut on the forehead of Darocha, which went from Darocha’s forehead to the right eye, and required 10 to 12 stitches after the bout.
Younan, who has proven himself worthy of better opposition, debuted at 166 pounds in November 2013 at Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York, and who went up to 173 pounds, would be the perfect candidate to fight Nick Brinson in an eight rounder for the vacant New York state 168 pound super middleweight title later in 2017.
Brinson, 18-4-2 with eight knockouts, Albany, New York, a former New York State middleweight titleholder, lost to Lennox Allen in 2010 for the New York State Super Middleweight title, and is the logical opponent for Younan for the vacant New York State Super Middleweight belt. Brinson was ahead of world ranked Ievgen Khytrov and had won their bout on points when Khytrov stopped him at 2:31 of the eighth round of a scheduled eight rounder in 2015. Brinson scored a first round TKO over Demetrius Walker in his last bout, fought at super middleweight, in April 2016, at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York.