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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Kaminsky to Face Payan in February

Junior middleweight David Kaminsky (3-0, 2 KOs) is scheduled to be back in the ring on February 8 at Sportsman Lodge in Los Angeles, California. Estevan Payan is the 18 year old's scheduled opponent.

Kaminsky will continue his tradition of fighting every four months. He's coming off of a stoppage victory over Noah LaCoste in October. Kaminsky's previous two opponents were a combined 3-0. This next opponent has a losing record but much more experience.

While Payan (1-6-1, one KO) hasn't had much success in a boxing ring, he makes up for it with a love of fighting. In his lone victory over the debuting Jesus Garcia in 2017, Payan wore a maniacal smile throughout the contest. "I'm violent," Payan said in an interview last year. "I bring violence to a fight. I come to hurt you."

Against Garcia, Payan pressured. He showed a good jab, but he swung his power punches wildly rather then firing them with precision. Nevertheless, he landed cleanly enough to earn a TKO in the fourth round and convince Garcia to choose another profession. Payan has lost his last four fights since.

In his next fight, against a 3-0 southpaw- not unlike Kaminsky- named Jonathan Esquivel, Payan tried to pressure, but was dissuaded by Esquivel's superior hand speed and accuracy. Payan lasted until the third round before referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight. There were two unanimous decision losses before Payan was stopped a minute and thirteen seconds into his last fight against Vardes Vardanyan in September.

Payan has more experience in MMA, where he has a winning record. The 36 year old from Glendale, Arizona is 15-12 in that sport. He won his last fight in April.

The fight between Kaminsky and Payan is scheduled for four rounds.

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