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    Boston Bus Driver Shocks Former U.S. Olympian

    In case you missed it, former U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada was in action this past Saturday (July 26). The U.S. super heavyweight in the 2004 Olympiad, Estrada opposed Steve Vukosa in the 8-round main event of a show at Boston's Royale Nightclub.

    Estrada, who entered with a 20-4 record, carrying 254 pounds, had a splendid amateur career that included a gold medal in the Pan-American games where he defeated the Cuban fighter that would squash his Olympic dreams when they met up again in Athens. This was his first pro fight in 20 months. In the interim, he reportedly had ACL surgery.

    Estrada's opponent, Steve Vukosa, weight unannounced, was a 37-year-old bus driver who had been inactive for 12 (!) years. Vukosa copped a majority decision, improving his record to 9-0.

    It seems like only yesterday that Estrada performed well in defeat in a bout with Tomasz Adameck, a contest that drew a sellout crowd of 10,000-plus to Newark's Prudential Center. The attendance at Saturday's show was pegged at five hundred.

    This was a double wammy for Estrada as the promoter of record was his own production company, Big Six Promotions. He lost the fight and undoubtedly lost money. Ouch.

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    Re: Boston Bus Driver Shocks Former U.S. Olympian

    This fight and result fell almost completely under the radar last week. But what a shocking result it was and this should spell the end of Estrada. The 2004 US Olympic boxing class has had some ups, namely Andre Ward though who knows when/if he is fighting again, and a lot of downs. This is just the latest in the line of tough times for that class.

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    Re: Boston Bus Driver Shocks Former U.S. Olympian

    OUCH! Wow....Ouch for Estrada.
    Quote Originally Posted by ArneK. View Post
    In case you missed it, former U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada was in action this past Saturday (July 26). The U.S. super heavyweight in the 2004 Olympiad, Estrada opposed Steve Vukosa in the 8-round main event of a show at Boston's Royale Nightclub.

    Estrada, who entered with a 20-4 record, carrying 254 pounds, had a splendid amateur career that included a gold medal in the Pan-American games where he defeated the Cuban fighter that would squash his Olympic dreams when they met up again in Athens. This was his first pro fight in 20 months. In the interim, he reportedly had ACL surgery.

    Estrada's opponent, Steve Vukosa, weight unannounced, was a 37-year-old bus driver who had been inactive for 12 (!) years. Vukosa copped a majority decision, improving his record to 9-0.

    It seems like only yesterday that Estrada performed well in defeat in a bout with Tomasz Adameck, a contest that drew a sellout crowd of 10,000-plus to Newark's Prudential Center. The attendance at Saturday's show was pegged at five hundred.

    This was a double wammy for Estrada as the promoter of record was his own production company, Big Six Promotions. He lost the fight and undoubtedly lost money. Ouch.

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    Re: Boston Bus Driver Shocks Former U.S. Olympian

    Bout time somebody say something! estrada, small in stature as compared to his weight! has never been in a bad fight since Ive been observing him! The guy looked like he was robbed against Tomaz Adamek at the prudential some years back during Adameks ascent! Great boxer, tough as nails, i do not ever understand all things considered during his tenure, hes only had about 30 fights! Could and should be ranked in the top ten considering his abilities and lack of opportunity!

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