Bengal Bouts: Nearly 200 boxers begin fighting in preliminary round
Kevin Baldwin, Kaitlyn Murphy, Molly Sammon, Matt Robison, Chris Allen and Megan Finneran | Monday, February 15, 2010
After months of training and a few weeks of dedicated fundraising, nearly 200 — 186 to be precise — Notre Dame men fought in the preliminaries of the 2010 Bengal Bouts Saturday. The annual event raises tens of thousands of dollars for the Holy Cross Brothers Missions in Bangladesh. The prelims consisted of 93 fights split between two rings, and began at 1 p.m. Nearly eight hours later, the field was set for Tuesday’s quarterfinals.
133-pound Weight Division
Michael “Boricua” Perez def. George Warner
The 80th Bengal Bouts got off to an energetic start as these two fighters sparred through three intense rounds. Footwork was key in the first two rounds as the junior Warner parried the punches of the senior. Perez eventually connected on a devastating cross to Warner’s face. At the start of the third round, Warner came out swinging, trying to make up for lost ground from the previous rounds, though he was backed into a corner and had to remain on the defensive. Perez won by unanimous decision.
Brian “Ghost Hands” Robillard def. Thomas “Tucker” Corr
Although the fight began evenly, sophomore Robillard outlasted freshman Corr. Robillard’s experience was evident, as he fought hard throughout the entire match and utilized his powerful combos and quick footwork. Although Corr made a strong effort in the final round, the judges award Robillard the victory by unanimous decision.
Jonathan “Nightman” Lagoy def. Collin “A Reading from the Book of the Prophet” Feduska
Lagoy and Feduska traded blows back and forth throughout the first round of the match. The sophomore Feduska, fighting with his left arm in a sling, landed a shot to Lagoy’s mouth just prior to the bell. The senior’s attacks came up empty as the quick Feduska managed to evade his opponent for most of the second round. Leduska’s energy had clearly waned by the third round, though, as Lagoy mercilessly fired shots at his face. The “Nightman” won by split decision.
Joseph “Sweet Cheeks” Decker def. Kyle Blanco
Both boxers began the fight with a flurry of punches, but as time went on Decker established himself as the dominant boxer in the fight. The O’Neill freshman bloodied up Blanco’s nose and the fight was interrupted multiple times for medical attention for the Fisher sophomore. Decker dominated the third round and earned the unanimous victory.
Nicholas “The Guillotine” Goode def. Josh Sandler
The fight got off to an exciting start, as the two featherweights bludgeoned each other in the head relentlessly throughout the first round. By the second round, the sophomore Sandler was still going strong, firing a barrage of repeated body shots in between furious lunges at Goode, forcing him to the ropes. The junior fought back with a couple of clutch headshots against his opponent before the round was over. The tide turned in the final round as Sandler flailed his gloves high and low but neglected to protect his face from Goode, who struck several decisive blows during the round. Goode won by split decision.
Anthony “El Gigante” Lucisano def. Nicholas Bock
Neither fighter emerged with an advantage after the first round, as both boxers took advantage of their slim physique and swiftly danced around the ring. Lucisano emerged as the top boxer of the pair in the second round, which was stopped so that Bock could receive medical attention. It was Lucisano’s efforts in the third round that ultimately won him the match by a split decision.
140-pound Weight Division
Michael Johnston def. Bradley Sena
The senior Johnston established the early lead in this fight against the freshman Sena. After breaking free from a flurry of punches from the hands of Sena, Johnston fell against the ropes and, regaining his composure, propelled himself forward to land a right hook to Sena’s head. Johnston caught some shots to the head in the second round as he measured up his opponent and came up big in the third round, causing Sena to lose his footing. Johnston won by unanimous decision.
Kareem “Stunna” Salem def. Nicholas “The Arab Express” Rowek
Salem dominated the first round, as his quickness on his feet prevented Rowek from landing many punches. Rowek utilized a second round interruption due to equipment problems to his advantage, as he came out of the break rested and aggressive. The Keough freshman could not beat the technical and practiced Salem, but Rowek’s final efforts did lead to a split decision, albeit in favor of Salem.
Andrew “The A-train” Ziccarelli def. Bobby Sullivan
Seconds after the match began, Sullivan used his long reach to his advantage and struck Ziccarelli in the face hard enough to dislodge the junior’s mouth guard. The sophomore Sullivan remained on the offensive following the short break, raining down an aerial assault on his opponent. Ziccarelli picked up steam in the two subsequent rounds, pummeling Sullivan’s face. Ziccarelli went on to win by split decision.
Brian “The Good Thief” Heath def. Ryan “Hammer Flurry” Schwab
Heath dominated the first round, landing many punches to Schwab’s face. The senior used his smaller stature to his advantage by dodging many of Schwab’s punches. In the third round, both boxers showed their fatigue, but Heath’s dominance in the first round earned him a unanimous victory.
Nick “Bronco” Bortolotti def. Kary “Sweet Feet” Yergler
These two fighters tested each other with only a few quick jabs exchanged in the first round as they danced about the ring. The tension boiled over in the second round as the sophomore Bortolotti pounded Yergler in the mouth as the junior took to the defense, backing away in retreat until the round ended. Yergler seemed to regain his composure in the third round, deflecting Bortolotti’s attacks and firing an uppercut to his jaw before Bortolotti overtook the tired Yergler once again. Bortolotti was victorious by unanimous decision.
Michael “In n’ Out” Burdell def. Alessandro “The Silencer” Cardenas
The boxers fought evenly in the first two rounds and traded punches. In the third round, medical personnel could not stop the freshman Cardenas’ nose from bleeding, and the referee stopped the fight in the third round, naming the senior Burdell the winner.
Matthew Dobleman def. Michael “I’m not” French
Dobleman wasted no time in establishing his presence in this match, forcing the freshman French to constantly dodge the lightning fast jabs dished out to him by the senior. Dobleman used his tall stature to his advantage, firing headshots from above. French was quick to respond with swift jabs to the body. French was visibly tired by the third round and struggled to keep his head up. Dobleman seized the opportunity to land two thudding uppercuts to his face causing the referee to stop the contest early.
Albert Toscano def. Timothy “Timbo Slice” Kissling
The two sophomores traded punches in an even first round. Kissling began to tire in the second round and Toscano lined up multiple body shots, finishing the match strong. The judges awarded Toscano the victory by unanimous decision.
147-pound Weight Division
Kieran Bulger def. Robert “Hamburgler” Berger
The veteran Bulger overwhelmed his freshman opponent, pinning him to the ropes while showering him with shots to the skull to establish an early lead. The second round saw Bulger showcasing his footwork as Berger flailed his arms in vain, unable to land a solid hit on his opponent. After connecting with an uppercut to the head and a series of unanswered blows to the head from Bulger, the referee stepped in to end the fight shortly before the clock ran out on the second round.
Sean “The Machine” Mullen def. Andrew “The Bristol Brawler” Dupont
Despite a strong effort by Dupont, Mullen took the match by a split decision. In the first round, both boxers traded punches and neither emerged as the stronger fighter. In the third round, Mullen took advantage of Dupont’s fatigue and came out strong, landing many body shots. A string of punches that connected with Dupont’s face late in the third round convinced the judges that Mullen deserved the victory.
Matthew Lemanski def. Jim Woods
Woods took the early lead in this fight, backing the sophomore Lemanski to the ropes with a rapid series of hits. Undaunted, Lemanski bounced back, firing several critical shots on the unguarded face of the junior. Woods came out swinging in the third round, firing an uppercut at the face of Lemanski, but failed to keep his own gloves up long enough to stop a forceful right hook soon before the bell sounded the end of the match. Lemanski won by split decision.
Scott “Rawr!” Lahr def. Tom “The Red Scare” Neuner
Lahr set the tone for the match in the first round, as he knocked Neuner to the ground after multiple jabs to the head. In the second round, Neuner’s fatigue showed and Lahr continued to dominate and demonstrate control with his punches. The sophomore was awarded the victory on a unanimous decision.
Michael “Yo’ mamma” Murayama def. Thomas “Shake n’ Bake” Enzweiler
Murayama started this battle of juniors well as he ducked below the arms of the lanky Enzweiler, countering with a few well placed jabs to the body. Murayama aimed high in the second round with mixed success as Enzweiler was able to use his long reach to deflect Murayama’s advances and battle back with defensive jabs. By the final round, both competitors were struggling to keep their gloves up. Murayama won in a split decision.
Mike “It’s All About the Q” Quigley def. John “The Spaniard” Flores
The sophomore Quigley used his height advantage early in the first round as he landed multiple punches to the freshman’s face and body. Quigley continued to dominate in the second round as Flores looked outmatched. Quigley’s constant aggression and furry of punches to Flores’ head earned him the unanimous victory.
Killian “‘s Irish Red” Frailey def. Tyler “Dane the Train” Zimmerman
Zimmerman started the match off with an aggressive flurry of shots on the freshman Frailey, keeping him on the defensive throughout most of the first round. Frailey fought back with several methodically placed blows to the head and body of the senior, backing him to the ropes. Zimmerman regained his composure and responded with a hard strike to Frailey’s head. Zimmerman nearly lost his footing in the third round as the speedy Frailey took control of the match, landing hits to the head from every direction before he was pushed back into his own corner shortly before the final bell. Frailey won by split decision.
Kevin “DiGiornio” Ortenzio def. Travis “The Corn-Shucker” Mathison
The two sophomores fought an even match, particularly in the first round. Mathison’s fatigue allowed Ortenzio the opportunity to pull away in the third round. In the beginning of the final round, Ortenzio got in some quick shots to Mathison’s head. His final efforts gave him a victory by unanimous decision.
151-pound Weight Division
Tim “The Slayer” Thayer def. Matthew “The 7-1-7” Anthony
Senior captain Thayer established dominance in the ring early, lunging fiercely at the Anthony and pushing him around the ring. A crucial uppercut from the senior caused Anthony to lose his footing as he struggled to fend off the vicious attack. In the second round, the sophomore appeared winded and was again knocked off balance after catching a glove to the head in the second round. Thayer continued to chase Anthony around ring before delivering one last clean shot to the skull as the referee decided to stop the fight early.
Ethan “Chomp Chomp” Hatch def. Steven “Shakey Hands” Echenique
Both boxers came out with strong, aggressive punches in the first round. Hatch’s jab to Echenique’s face in the second round knocked the Fisher sophomore to the ground and established Hatch as the favorite in the match. The third round saw fatigue and sloppiness on the part of both fighters. Hatch’s second round effort was enough to give him the victory by split decision.
Michael “Face for the Radio” Magill def. Stephen “Here Comes Trouble” Mattingly
Magill outlasted Mattingly in this hard-fought battle. The sophomore Magill deflected and countered several early attempts by Mattingly and the two exchanged numerous jabs before the round was over. The junior was still in the match as the second round began, but gradually his energy waned as Magill kept him on the ropes while parrying and deflecting most of the shots thrown his way. Magill was the winner by unanimous decision.
Tommy “The Hebrew Hammer” Schanzer def. Christopher Bell
The senior Schanzer was dominant in the first round of the match. He landed many forceful punches to the sophomore’s face and the referee had to stop the match multiple times. Thirty-nine seconds into the second round, the referee stopped the match for the final time and named Schanzer the winner.
Andrew Kristensen def. Phillip “Shoes” Lettieri
Kristensen and Lettieri traded the momentum throughout the fight. Kristensen, a sophomore, took the early lead by landing a right hook to Lettieri’s head. Lettieri, a freshman, recovered and kept Kristensen against the ropes for the rest of the round. In the next round, Kristensen’s punches came up empty as Lettieri maneuvered about the ring before getting struck with an uppercut with his head down. Lettieri rebounded again in the third round lunging aggressively at Kristensen, but Kristensen avoided the desperate attempts long enough to come away with the victory.
Andrew “Fess the Mess” Fessler def. Timothy “G-Money” Gannatti
The two sophomores traded blows in the first round. The second round continued the trend as both competitors fought aggressively and focused on jabs to the head and body. In the third round, with the help of an enthusiastic cheering section, Fessler put forth a strong final effort and planted punches to Gianatti’s head. Fessler won in a split decision.
Matt “Manimal” Roesch def. Kevin “Get off my Lawn” Plude
Roesch used his speed to his advantage in this match, driving Plude to the ropes as the sophomore tried to keep his face protected from the storm of fists directed at him. Intent on gaining the upper hand, Plude battled back in the second round unleashing a barrage of punches at the freshman Roesch, including a wicked hook that briefly caused him to lose his footing. In the third round, Roesch pinned Plude to the ropes once again, struggling to subdue his opponent as shot after shot bounced off the gloves of the tenacious defender. Roesch won by split decision.
Bobby Powers def. Ryan Carey
Powers had the upper hand in this match of juniors and established himself as the stronger boxer by using many powerful left-right combinations. While Carey was able to land a few jabs to Powers’ head, Powers’ counter-attack was too much for Carey. Powers won by unanimous decision.
155-pound Weight Division
Chris “The Situation” Losco def. Kyle “Serve Chilled” Bailey
The freshman Losco defeated the junior Bailey in an evenly-matched fight. Early in the first round, Bailey got Losco into a corner against the ropes. Despite his disadvantage in the first round, Losco came back looking more energetic in the second round, and carried that energy with him through the remainder of the round, tossing detrimental blows to the tiring Bailey. In the final round, Bailey was able to hold his ground with a few combination throws, but was unable to convince the judges he was the better boxer as they made a split decision in favor of Losco.
Andrew Bachinskas def. Steven Hollis
In what was a one-sided match for most of the bout, the senior Bachinskas was able to outlast Hollis as both fighters tired in the third round. Bachinskas was on the offensive for most of the fight, and two good shots to the sophomore’s head sealed the unanimous decision in Bachinskas’ favor.
William “Gary Meyers” Kemp def. Greg “Blackout” Cunningham
The senior Kemp used his height to his advantage as he defeated Cunningham by aiming for combination punches to the sophomore’s head. In the first round, Kemp led the fight, offering many powerful blows that weakened Cunningham substantially. In the second round, Cunningham came back a different boxer, full of energy and making up for the ground he lost in the first round. A powerful left hook from Cunningham in the third round led Kemp into the corner. In the end, Cunningham’s ability to put up a fight in the second and third rounds did not make up for the many points that Kemp got in the first round as the judges unanimously declared Kemp as the victor.
John “The Caucasian Asian” Crabtree def. Samuel Wengryn
After a first round in which both Crabtree and Wengryn got their fair amount of shots in, Crabtree took over in the second round. Despite law student Wengryn’s decided height advantage, the junior was able to land a steady dose of both head and body punches. With a wicked left hook the chin, Wengryn went down and Crabtree got the knockout.
Adam “Mad” Cowden “Disease” def, Eric Monzon
Cowden took an early lead over his fellow sophomore, a lead which he kept for the duration of the fight. Though Cowden brought Monzon to the ropes early in the first round, Monzon was able to escape before any crucial damage was done. Later in the round, Monzon started to tire and his throws were increasingly off target. The second round was particularly evenly matched as both Cowden and Monzon were able to get substantial blows to their opponents in before the bell rang. With 40 seconds left in the third round, Cowden served Monzon a series of combination punches that led the judges to decide unanimously that Cowden was the winner.
Kyle “No Name Just Game” Kober def. Greg “Pronounce This” Abbracciamento
Neither fighter laid claim to an advantage in the first round of this bout, but in the second round the freshman Kober landed multiple solid punches on the senior, which caused the fight to shift into Kober’s favor. After a good exchange in the third, Kober landed a vicious left right before the final bell and claimed the unanimous decision.
160-pound Weight Division
John “My Body is a Wonderland” Maier def. Chad “Louisville Slugger” Lavelle
Both boxers came out swinging after the opening bell with senior captain Maier taking the more balanced approach and the freshman Lavelle employing a wild, unpredictable strategy. After an even first round, Maier began to take over in the second, as the referee stopped to check on Lavelle. By the end of the third round, both fighters looked fatigued by the flurry they had displayed in the first two rounds. But, at the end of the final round, the referee ended up calling the fight in favor of Maier after a strong combination.
Colin “The Lion” King def. John “The Boy Who Lived” Foster
Even though the freshman King fell early in the round, he bounced back quickly in his defeat of Foster. After getting back up again, King rushed the sophomore into a corner energetically and showed Foster both left and right hook shots. In the second round, King easily got Foster back against the ropes, but Foster dodged, causing King to lose his balance and almost fall for the second time of the fight. Just as Foster looked like he was in good position to weaken King, King was able to take advantage of the fact that Foster was not protecting his face. King was the winner in a split decision.
James “Jimbo Slice” Bowers def. Matthew “The Victorious Secret” Labriola
In the first round, both the freshman Labriola and the sophomore Bowers came out firing, but neither could land a decisive blow as both fighters had most of their attacks miss or be deflected. The second round was another even showdown as the two traded off going on the offensive. By the end of the third, both fighters looked tired and saw their punches have decreased effectiveness. After the final bell, it was decided by split decision that Bowers had the better fight.
Kevin Goodwin def. Andrew “The Juggernaut” Oksonka
Goodwin defeated Oksonka as the referee called the fight halfway into the second round. Right from the beginning of the fight, the senior was able to establish himself as the more dominant in the ring, but the sophomore Oksonka did a good job protecting himself during the first round. Oksonka began the second round a little more energized, but could not keep up with the relentless Goodwin as Oksonka suffered incredibly from a combination punch from Goodwin.
Daniel “Cabbage Patch” Chapman def. Ted “Hook ‘em” Horn
The fellow Griffins came out with a continuous exchange of combinations to the body and head. The two went back and forth in the second round as well as both landed their fair share of solid punches. The constant battle fatigued the pair, however, and by the end of the fight each boxer was thoroughly tired and neither could land a solid punch with effectiveness. In a split decision, the sophomore Chapman advanced over the junior.
James “Rambo” Fultz def. Cameron “C-Money” Dow
Fultz defeated his fellow freshman Dow with a technical knock-out call from the referee halfway into the second round. At the start of the first round, Dow looked like he would last the fight as he chased Fultz against the ropes and took advantage of the few instances that Fultz left his face unprotected. As the first round came to a close, Dow looked tired, dizzy and in need of a new strategy to defeat the more athletic Fultz. In the second round, Dow threw more detrimental hits, but he grew weaker with each punch. The referee stopped the fight because Dow was hardly able to stand.
Joseph “McManimal” McMahon def. Michael “Sleeper” McHale
After the starting bell, both fighters seemed to be going for broke, trying to land a decisive blow in the first round. Both fighters adopted a rather unorthodox style, each gambling with long, reaching hooks and often leaving themselves vulnerable by getting off-balance. The third round was more of the same, the two giving everything they had. But in the end, the junior McMahon was named victor over the sophomore McHale in a split decision.
Alex “Gatito Loco” Oloriz def. Chris Newman
In the first round, both Newman and fellow freshman Oloriz showed each other detrimental blows, but Newman grew weaker and let his guard down. After the first break, Newman recovered slightly but could not to stay energetic enough to match up to Oloriz. In an important third round for each of the boxers Newman’s fist hit the ground, showing he was gradually getting more tired toward the end of the fight. Oloriz won in a unanimous decision.
163-pound Weight Division
Jordan Bucci def. Jeffrey “Little Bear” Ulrich
Bucci came out immediately on the offensive, forcing Ulrich to the defensive for most of the first round. Ulrich covered up well, though, and was able to land some counters of his own. The second round was similar with the senior Bucci landing some heavy blows to the head of Ulrich. After the referee stopped to check on the freshman, Bucci landed another heavy shot to the head, using momentum from a bounce off the rope to land it. In the third, the tide dramatically turned as Ulrich got quickly back into the fight by going on the offensive, turning what was a lopsided bout into a contentious match. However, Ulrich’s hole was too big to climb out of and Bucci won by a unanimous decision.
Adrian “Yo Adrian” Moreno def. Kevin “The Recruit” Dacey
Early in the first round, the senior Dacey rushed Moreno into the ropes, but his imbalance led him to fall. In the second round, the sophomore attempted to weaken his already tiring opponent by aiming for Dacey’s body. Dacey responded with the same approach to weaken Moreno. Dacey held his ground into the third round as Moreno started to get tired, but the sophomore swung the judges’ votes with a left hook shot with two seconds left. Moreno won in a split decision.
Andy Nester def. Andrew “Habanero” Forero
Nester came out on the offensive, but graduate student Forero did a good job of dodging and covering up when necessary and landing counterpunches. In the second round, Nester came back out on the offensive, but Forero, once again, kept the senior honest, and recovered. After a few good right hands by Nester, the referee called the fight and Nester won by a technical knockout.
Ryan “The Show Stopper” Shestak def. Xavier “The Nicaraguan Heymaker” Navarro
In the first round, MBA student Navarro looked more energetic than Shestak but was losing his balance early in the fight. In the second round, the senior Shestak dominated the ring with a series of combination throws that Navarro was not able to recover from as he fell to the floor. In the third round, Navarro stayed alive, showing Shestak a few powerful throws he had saved, but ultimately could not defend himself well enough. Shestak won in a unanimous decision.
James “Marshall Law” Ouderkirk def. Seamus “The Moose” Laird
Ouderkirk neutralized the junior Lard’s distinct advantages in height and reach with good form. In a tumble of body shots, the two ended up on the mat in a bundle, which was indicative of how the fight went. In the third round, the two exchanged several good shots, but the senior Ouderkirk got the better of the exchanges. In the end, Ouderkirk won by a unanimous decision.
Steven Brownwell def. Caleb Laux
Even though the senior Laux started off strong, throwing the first of the match’s damaging punches, he was defeated by Brownwell with a technical knockout halfway through the second round. At the end of the first round, the junior served Laux a right-handed hook shot that Laux was not able to recover from. During the second round, Brownwell took over the fight, pinning Laux to the ropes numerous times before the referee called the fight.
Keenan “Mr. Chops” Duffey def. Jonathan “The Cuban Missile Crisis” Perez
Perez came out with the initial blows in this battle of sophomores, bloodying Duffey with a few stiff shots to the head. After the fight was stopped several times because of the bleeding, Duffey came back firing and took advantage of Perez’s fatigue. In the third, both came out firing and both ended up bloody. After a good exchange that got the better of Perez, the referee stopped the fight and Duffey won by unanimous decision.
Matt Hopke def. Ryan “Dirty” Alberdi
In the first round, the freshman Alberdi aimed for the body with hopes of weakening the senior, but was unsuccessful as Hopke’s long reach put him in a good position to defend himself. Alberdi entered into the second round looking athletic and ready to put up a fight as he pinned Hopke against the ropes. At the end of the third round, Alberdi began to noticeably fatigue, and Hopke won in a unanimous decision.
166-pound Weight Division
Jack “The Ripper” Healy def. Trevor “The Combine” Menke
Healy came out strong after the opening bell and put Menke on his heels. However, Menke stuck in amidst the fray and landed some shots of his own. The second round was dead even as each was able to get in good shots in the exchanges. At the start of the third, Healy came out firing with a fury of lightning-quick combos and knocked Menke down. Although bloodied, Healy managed the rest of the third and won by unanimous decision.
Michael “Caveman” Abercrombie def. Mick “Lovin'” Madden
Each boxer showed his strategy in the first round when each went directly for power punches over his opponent’s head. Neither boxer focused on defense in a heavily offensive fight. The junior Madden pinned Abercrombie against the ropes during the second round, but the sophomore easily jumped back out to establish his dominance in the ring. Madden protected himself well, but could not get the hits in he needed to for securing the win. In the final seconds, Abercrombie threw combination punches that led to his unanimous victory.
Jason “Pretty Boy” Miller def. Michael Savage
Miller came out of the gates on fire, immediately putting Savage on the mat. Savage recovered however and came back with a flurry of his own. In the second, Savage switched roles and came out as the aggressor. But Miller was able to turn it around again and put Savage back on the ropes. Through a steady barrage by both boxers in the third, Miller outlasted Savage’s return and claimed the victory in a split decision on the scorecard.
Nicholas Severyn def. Corey Scott
In the first round, the junior Severyn went for Scott’s head and body. The sophomore had the upper hand after the first round because of a powerful right hook shot that caught Severyn as the bell was about to ring. In the second round, the fight changed in favor of Severyn, a lead he held for the duration of the remaining two rounds based on his ability to effectively utilize his own powerful right hook. After a close fight, Severyn won in a split decision.
Robert Manfreda def. Thomas “The Tank Engine” Dybicz
The first round consisted of a constant exchange between the two, each matching the other blow for blow. After Manfreda landed a few solid blows to the head, Dybicz was bloodied and slowed down. But in the third, neither fighter did much to separate himself on the scorecard, and the decision was left to the judges. On the scorecard, Manfreda was named the victor by split decision in what was one of the closest matches of the day.
David “Mountain Man” Cray def. Dan “Cha-Ching” Jasinski
Cray saved the best for last in his defeat of Jasinski. The junior used the strategy of going directly for Jasinski’s head, hoping to send his opponent into an early daze he could not escape from. Law student Jasinski threw the most powerful throw of the round with a left jab. In the second round, Jasinski reciprocated with a left jab that left Cray dizzy, but Cray won the round with right jabs towards the end that swung the fight in his favor. Both boxers began the third round full of energy in a close contest where each exchanged blows evenly, but Cray’s final power combination punches gave him the unanimous victory.
Gregory Bennett def. Kasey “Pound Town” Suryan
Both fighters came out strong. Bennett wanted to be the aggressor, but Suryan countered enough to keep him at bay. After an entertaining first, the two went to into the second round even. The second was just as close with Bennett working Suryan over as Suryan exchanged in kind. In what appeared to be a fight that would come down to conditioning, the two went blow for blow again in the third and each was able to land solid blows both to the head and body. The two looked like they could go another three rounds after the final bell, but the judges named Bennett the champion by unanimous decision.