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St. Thomas’s Clayton Laurent Beats Kenny Cruz Carasquillo In Puerto Rico


SAN JUAN — St. Thomas boxer Clayton Laurent Jr. remained undefeated with a four-round unanimous decision over Kenny Cruz Carasquillo of Bayamon on Friday night.

Heavyweight Laurent bested Cruz Carasquillo at the Coliseo Ruben Zayas Montanez in Trujillo Alto before his opponent’s home crowd.

With the victory, Laurent improves to 3-0 in his professional boxing career.

His stepfather, Julian “The Hawk” Jackson was on hand to congratulate him in the ring after the win.

The 28-year-old qualified for the 2016 Olympic team for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

PHOTO BY: BILL KISER

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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