Prospect Watch: Xander Zayas

By Jon Uddin✏️

Two fights. Two first round knockouts.

Many times we all know how these fights will play out but they still have to get in the ring and make it official. That was the case Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as highly touted Welterweight prospect 🇨🇺Xander Zayas made quick work of overmatched North Carolina native 🇺🇸Virgel Windfield in the first round.

The 17 year old native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, who now calls Plantation, Florida home, immediately made his presence felt on Windfield as he closed in and went to work from the opening bell. Zayas used his length and imposed his will on the 22 year old two year pro.

Working upstairs with hard overhand rights and downstairs with sharp body shots, Zayas put Windfield down twice. The first knockdown was 55 seconds into the round with a left hand to the body, the second one came at the 1:15 mark by way of an overhand right, leading referee Russell Mora to wave the fight off as he could see Windfield had nothing to change the direction the bout was headed. With the win Zayas moves to 2-0-0 with 2 knockouts while Windfield falls to 2-3-1 with 2 knockouts.

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