Gavronski stopped Brian Vera in Six

Fringe super middleweight contender Mike Gavronski continues to win.

Gavronski stopped Brian Vera in round six late Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington.

Vera was game, but Gavronski (24-2-1, 15 knockouts) slowly broke him down. Gavronski hurt Vera in round six, prompting referee Bobby Howard to step in and stop the bout at 2:21.

Gavronski, who resides in the Tacoma area, has now won his last four bouts.

Vera (26-12, 16 KOs) had his three-bout winning streak snapped. Prior to winning his last three bouts, the Austin, Texas resident had lost his previous five bouts.

Welterweight Andre Keys (4-1, 1 KO) won a five round unanimous decision over Andres Reyes (7-3-1, 2 KOs). Scores were 49-46, 49-46 and 50-45 for Keys.

Junior welterweight Ricardo Maldonado won a five round unanimous decision over Marco Cardenas (6-7-1, 2 KOs). All three judges scored the bout 49-46 in favor of Maldonado, who improves to 8-6-1, 1 KO.

Brian Halquist promoted the card.

Francisco A. Salazar has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, RingTV,, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing

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