Uppercut Boxing Gym held their traditional
monthly amateur boxing card Saturday November 18th 2006 as a packed house
was treated to 14 bouts!
Bout 1: 145 lbs
Seconds into round one, the action was fast as Gandy landed jabs and 1-2 combos as LaRue stalked him. Gandy seemed to have a game plan to deal with LaRue's aggression and Gandy landed a hard right to the head of LaRue but LaRue still came forward. Brown landed more three rights as LaRue covered up on the ropes; LaRue attempted a left, but Gandy seen the punch and moved out of the way. LaRue had a bloody nose as the round ended.
By round three, the bout was over as Gandy started strong and put LaRue
on the ropes and landed a hard punch. Erickson gave LaRue another standing
count and when the action resumed, it was all Gandy as he hit a bloodied
LaRue with an overhand right near the ropes which sent blood spattering
on the canvas, on the nearby judge and on this writer. After the standing
eight, Gandy came out strong again and connected with more hard right
hands and LaRue was given another count; by this time Referee Erikson
had seen enough and stopped the contest.
Bout 2: 55 lbs
Long and Rothbauer were the smallest boxers on the card but that didn't
stop them from giving fans all action to start round one. Long came out
running toward Rothbauer and landed a hard right that threw Rothbauer
off balance. Rothbauer regained his footing and was now the aggressor
moving forward with his hands held high. Both boxers took turns landing
punches to end round one. The second and third rounds were close and both
boxers gave their all.
Bout 3: 90 lbs
In round one, fans were treated to good action as Martinez and Flores
started strong throwing non stop punches. Flores, who looked the bigger
of the two, backed Martinez to the corner and threw several punches; Martinez
sensing danger, moved out of the way and took the action to the center
ring where he landed good punches. The boxers traded shots but it was
Flores who seems to take round one. By rounds two and three, Flores has
established he will be the aggressor for the rest of the bout and Martinez
looks to be the counter puncher.
Bout 4: Rematch from a week ago 120 lbs
The opening minutes of round one looked like the results were going to
be similar to last weekend as Witte came out strong and applied aggression
which Mason had trouble with style wise last time. But Mason, determined
to showcase his boxing skills, was able to give Witte angles to offset
Witte's aggression. Mason landed several good 1-2 combos and Witte
By round two, the biggest change Mason made was to not let Witte overwhelm him with punches. Mason forced the action to the center ring and landed two good shots, but Witte backed Mason to the ropes and landed punches of his own. Witte continued to be the aggressor throwing shots but Mason was able to fire back and reset by giving angles. Mason looked the fresher of the two as he landed a hard right to Witte's head, but Witte continued to move forward. At the end of round two, Witte threw more punches but Mason's was more effective.
Round three started with both boxers moving forward and trading shots.
Witte hits Mason and Mason goes down but it was from being off balance.
The action resumed and Witte landed several punches to the head of Mason
and three unanswered body shots before the boxers clinch. Witte seemed
in control of round three and Mason looked like he was having problems
getting his feet under him. But this evening Mason was the clear winner
as the round ended.
Bout 5: 135 lbs
Skaamstad started strong throwing several punches that moved Pickard from corner to corner. Skaamstad continued his aggression and Pickard looked as if he couldn't deal with the pressure and swung just to keep Skaamstad off of him. Several seconds later, Skaamstad landed a hard right to the head of Pickard near the ropes as Pickard missed a hard blow.
Both boxers come out strong and traded shots. Pickard seemed to have made in between round adjustments and landed a solid 1-2 right hand to Skaamstad's head. Skaamstad still in control hit Pickard with a good blow and Pickard starts to circle. Skaamstad forced Pickared to the ropes and both boxers' traded shots. Skaamstad landed two more hard rights and Pickared covered up in the neutral corner as the bell sounded to end the round.
By round three, both boxers looked tired but came out swinging. Skaamstad
seemed to do the most damage as Pickared dipped his head into Skaamstad's
Both boxers started strong and landed hard head shots. Both boxers seemed in rhythm with each other as when one jabbed the other jabbed, when one backed off the other did as well.
Round two seen more action as Okoth gave angles while Maniffa applied pressure. Okoth landed a hard right to the head of Maniffa which prompted Maniffa to try and fire his own hard punch but missed. Okoth landed a solid jab and right and Maniffa came back with his own combos. Maniffa bobbed and weaved and each boxer took turns being the aggressor to end another close round.
In round three, both boxers came on stronge and landed hard head and
body blows. Okoth landed a solid right to the head of Maniffa that looked
like it backed Maniffa up but Maniffa was more off balance. As round three
came to an end, both boxers picked up the pace and traded blows in another
round that was difficult to score.
Reinke started round one jabbing as Kelm looked to counter. Reinke landed several good body shots and followed up with head shots which forced Kelm to cover up. Both men offered good action but it was the bigger Reinke who was in control of round one.
In round two, Reinke picked up where he left off jabbing and applying aggression. Kelm blocked many of Reinke's blows and attempted to fire body shots of his own, but Reinke kept him on the defensive most of the evening. Kelm was able to land a solid head shot toward the end of the round, but Reinke countered with a good jab and right of his own.
In round three, Reinke landed a counter right that rocked Kelm but Kelm was able to regain his balance and landed two good jabs. Kelm was now the aggressor and Reinke hit him with a right that sent Kelm to one knee. Kelm made the count and Reinke picked up where he left off with jabs and rights as the final bell sounded.
This bout took place after the intermission and these young ladies didn't give fans time to digest their food or settle in their seats as both boxers came out looking to take each other out. Rothbauer threw every punch with mean intentions while DeFory gave her angles. Rothbauer missed with several hard shots while DeFory kept her cool looked for openings. Rothbauer was able to pin DeFory on the ropes and landed blows as round one came to an end.
Round two picked up where round one left off with Rothbauer throwing hard shots but missing several of them. Rothbauer punches came at different angles and DeFory was off balance and hit the canvas. When the action resumed, Rothbauer slowed down somewhat but still landed the better blows as DeFory attempted to counter and looked for combos to end round two.
By round three, Rothbauer seemed to be in control of the bout and DeFory
sensed this and picked up the pace and landed a hard jab that snapped
Rothbauer's head back. Rothbauer landed the clearer shots although she
backed up most of the round.
Bout 9: 175 lbs
Both boxers started strong and took turns trading shots. Webber landed a hard 1-2 near the ropes but Brown wasn't bothered. Brown landed a good 1-2 of his own and Webber came back with a hard right. Both boxers were not willing to give in as the round comes to an end.
Both boxers pick up the action and trade shots. Brown is forced to the
far ropes and Webber landed several right hands and body shots but Brown
isn't hurt. Webber gets a warring
for hitting with an open glove and when the action continued, Webber landed
a hard hook followed by a right that forced Brown to cover up on the ropes.
Brown received a standing eight and was OK to continue. Brown fired back
throwing shots with his head down and Webber landed another punch that
caused Referee Erikson to give Brown another count. Erikson tells Brown
to raise his gloves to show he's OK and Brown puts his head down and Erikson
calls a halt to the bout.
Bout 10: 190 lbs
In round one, Urista started jabbing while Valentine circled looking for an opening. Valentine put Urista on the ropes and worked his body but Urista was able to fight off as the two traded shots in the neutral corner. Valentine landed two jabs and Urista countered with two right hands that backed Valentine to the ropes as the round ended.
Round two and three were similar as Urista was the aggressor and landed
good blows but Valentine wasn't hurt at all in the bout. Valentine continued
to wait for an opening and Urista was still the aggressor.
Bout 11: Super Heavyweights
In round one, both boxers kept a good pace for big men as Beaty came out strong but Lindquist responded with a big right that forced Beaty to readjust. Lindquist was the aggressor and backed Beaty to the ropes, but Beaty was able to land a right that sent Lindquist to the ropes more from being off balance rather than being hurt. Both boxers took turns and had their moments to end round one.
In round two Beatly is still the aggressor and landed the better shots
as Lindquist looked off balanced and moved around the ring. Lindquist
landed a hard right that snapped Lindquist's head back as Referee Erikson
jumped in and gave Lindquist an eight count. Lindquist was OK and the
bout continued but the bell ended soon after. Lindquist walked to his
corner and yelled a profanity as he was frustrated with himself.
Bout 12: 135 lbs
This bout could be candidate of the year as both boxers provided non stop action. When round one started, fans were in for a treat when both boxers came out blazing. Carlson threw several jabs and Ismail, tried to control his warfare mentality, boxed and picked his shots. But it was a matter of time before Ismail reverted back to his "fighting" as he landed hard head and body shots while Carlson was on the ropes. Carlson, who was rumored to have had a weight advantage, wasn't hurt and came back and fired jabs of his own. Ismail threw fast shots and circled while Carlson attempted to walk him down by jabbing and applying pressure. Toward the end of round one, Carlson landed a hard right jab followed by a right to the head of Ismail.
In round two, Carlson hunted Ismail and he looked to do damage with every punch he threw. Both boxers traded blows in the center of the ring and Carlson threw a thunderous right that buckled the knees of Ismail and sent him staggering to the neutral corner. The referee gave Ismail an eight count. After the count, Ismail came back and fired a punch to the head of Carlson; but Carlson was on a mission and his goal was to put Ismail in the second row with a right hand that missed as the bell for round two ended.
By round three, both boxers looked fresh and exchanged hard shots. The building was rocking as fans cheered each boxer who gave it their all.
Bout 13: 165 lbs
In Smith's last several bouts, his speed and boxing skills have been too much for opponents and this bout was no different. In round two, Smith forced two standing eight counts and in round three he boxed Urlisa silly.
Result: Smith wins easy decision
160 lbs "Main Event"
In round one both boxers started out jabbing and throwing hard shots. Carlson looked physically stronger of the two and backed Griffin to the ropes several times. Carlson hit Griffin with a left hook body shot and Griffin had a delayed reaction and bent slightly over from the punch but didn't go down; surprisingly, Carlson didn't jump on Griffin but he clearly took round one.
In round two, Griffin came out strong and landed jabs and hard body shots. Griffin landed 1-2 combos and gave Carlson angles. Carlson looked tired and Griffin landed the better blows to end round two
By round three, Griffin was in total control of the bout as his jabs and 1-2 combos were too much for Carlson. Griffin continued to outwork Carlson and landed hard blows, and toward the end of the round, Griffin landed a hard right that hurt Carlson and forced him to hold.
Result: Griffin wins decision