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Bengal Bouts: Preliminaries, 134 pounds

Observer Sports Writers | Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Nicholas “N” Rowek def. John “The Forgetful Housecat” Garvin

The 81st Bengal Bouts began with a dandy, as the two fighters squared off with a blast of energy that set the tone for the day’s events. The freshman Garvin started the first round with an array of fierce right hooks but Rowek took over from there. The sophomore relied on quick jabs and strikes to the body while connecting on several blows to Garvin’s head, which eventually proved to be too much. After a back-and-forth third round, Garvin couldn’t overcome the difference from a dominating second round by Rowek, who won by unanimous decision.

Daniel Rodriguez def. Matt “Scoots” Sheehan

In a speedy opening round, the Alumni freshman Rodriguez delivered a series of jabs, knocking the off-campus law student Sheenan down to the mat. In the third and final round, Rodriguez came out aggressively, cornering Sheehan twice and landing a number of body shots. Rodriguez won by unanimous decision.

Anthony “Lucky” Lucisano def. Connor Marr

The match started off with each sophomore fighter landing his share of strikes, but Lucisano’s intensity proved to be the difference. After knocking down Marr with a powerful right hook, Lucisano’s attack never ceased, landing punch after punch on his opponent. Marr got off to a fast start with a flurry of jabs to his opponent’s headgear, but Lucisano seemed to get stronger as the fight progressed, using a lethal mix of right hooks and left jabs on his way to a victory by unanimous decision.