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We'll be in RI tonight, live-tweeting from ringside... Chris
Chatman versus Grady Brewer plus 5 other bouts http://fb.me/1FE1PUapv
Bout one from TwinRiver is coming up. Follow
along @KOFantasyBoxing for
all the ringside action.
They seem to prefer the explicit lyrics for the fighters’ intro
music here at TwinRiver#SuckItBitches
Bout 1, heavies, Glenn Thomas of East Stroudsburg, PA,
versus Jesse Barboza of Hyannis, MA, 4 rounds.
A mostly ponderous first round sees Barboza landing with a
solid jab and a heavy left hook in 1st half round; then lots of clutching.
In the second Glenn Thomas lands a big right hand of his own
which draws ooohs & aahhs from the crowd, Baboza has bloodied Glenn Thomas’ nose with the jab. Barboza outweighs Thomas by almost 20 pounds & he's
trying to use it in the 3rd, putting his body on Thomas in the corners,
For about a minute in round 2 Thomas was able to give
Barboza some movement but Barboza has walked
& worn him down.
How Glenn Thomas just remained
on his feet after Barboza slammed a
head-spinning left hook against his jaw is a real mystery. #DecentChin
Waiting on the scorecards now, which are likely to be
Unanimous. Although clearly skilled,
Thomas didn't win a round.
Jesse Barboza wins a Unanimous 4 round decision with 3 scores of 4 rounds to
none over Glenn Thomas
Bout 2, middles, KJ Harrison-Lombardi, of Providence, RI,
versus Jason Bakanowski of Worcester,
MA, 4 rounds.
Jason Bakanowski, a southpaw, posed
a bit of a puzzle for Harrison-Lombardi in a close, sloppy first round.
Harrison-Lombardi was able to find the range on the wild
swinging, lunging Bakanowski in the second.
After three, Harrison-Lombardi is ahead 2-1 in rounds
according to this observer.
An entertaining fourth & final round sees
Harrison-Lombardi snapping back the head of Bakanowski with a double left hook.
The scorecards are 38-38, 39-37 and 39-37 in favor of KJ
Harrison-Lombardi who improves to 5-0-1 while Jason Bakanowski drops to 0-2.
Chris Chatman defeats Grady Brewer by Unanimous Decision in
words & pictures by Alex Pierpaoli
Chris Chatman of Jersey City, NJ, defeated Grady Brewer of Lawton, OK, by unanimous decision
in the main event of a six bout card at TwinRiverEventCenter in Lincoln, RI
on Friday night. The 8 round Chatman-Brewer bout was the most exciting of the night
although this observer felt it was a lot closer than scored
by the ringside officials.
Starting fast, Grady Brewer, 159.5lbs, did well in the early going versus his
younger southpaw opponent but Chris Chatman, also 159.5lbs, wore Brewer down
with thumping punches and a high work rate. In the seventh Chatman got angry at
Brewer for some of the clutching and grabbing the veteran was using to stymie
Chatman's offense. But Ref. Steve Smoger kept things under control and Chatman
continued dominating right through
to the final bell.
At the end of eight the officials saw the fight 80-72 and 79-73 x 2 while
KOFantasyBoxing saw it five rounds to three for Chris Chatman.
In victory Chris Chatman improved to
12-3-1 (5) while Grady Brewer fell to 30-19 (16). Afterwards a choked-up Chatman dedicated the fight to his grandmother who passed away on Wednesday.
Rapper turned boxing promoter, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson was ringside at TwinRiver, supporting his fighter Ryan
Martin of Chattanooga, TN in a four round lightweight bout. Martin,
headline 6 Bout CES Card tonight from Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, RI
by Alex Pierpaoli
There's LIVE! boxing tonight in Lincoln, Rhode Island at the Twin River Event Center and Casino with a 6 bout card promoted by Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment and Sports. In the main event, Jersey City's Chris Chatman battles Lawton, Oklahoma's Grady Brewer, who fight fans might remember from season 2 of The Contender boxing reality show. The undercard bouts feature plenty of regional action, of the twelve fighters on the card, 3 combatants hail from Rhode Island, 3 from Massachusetts and one from Connecticut.
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