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Bengal Bouts: Quarterfinals, Heavyweight

Observer Sports Writers | Thursday, March 3, 2011

John “The Broker” Baumann def. Nolan “Caveman” Welsh

The first heavyweight match of the 81st Bengal Bouts did not disappoint, providing continuous action and entertainment. The tall and lanky off campus MBA student Baumann used his lightning-quick hands to pound the off-campus sophomore Welsh early on, landing right hook after right hook. In the second round, Welsh tried to flip the script by first bull-rushing Baumann into the corner before throwing – and landing some – left uppercuts and right jabs. Baumann responded, however, his thunderous uppercuts of his own, rocking Welsh and his long, flowing locks. The MBA student continued in the third round, unleashing a right hook onslaught that knocked the sophomore’s mouthpiece put and to the mat. Baumann took the unanimous decision to advance to the semifinals.