HALTS CHASING BEAR IN TWO
October 16, 2012
By Jesse Kelley
(8-0, 7 KO's) dropped Emerson Chasing Bear (5-4-2, 3 KO's) twice
while picking up the second round KO victory in the main event bout
of the evening last Friday night in Hinckley.
Green chased after Bear at the start of the bout, landing left and
rights to the head while Chasing Bear tried to counter as he moved
away on his heals. Chasing Bear dug in a few decent uppercuts at
the midway point of the opening round which established the fact
that he was there to fight. Green continued walking down Chasing
Bear however with power shots.
By the end of the round, Green was teeing off at will with right
hands to the head which left Chasing Bear struggling to stay on
Round two began how the opening round had ended. Despite being outmatched
in speed, power and size, Chasing Bear attempted to trade with Green.
But Green was still landing clean rights to the head and midway
through the round, one of those right to the chin dropped Chasing
Bear hard along side the ropes. Chasing Bear got to his feet and
did his best to fight off the attack but Green landed jab after
jab and straight rights to his hurt opponent's head. A right-left
hook combination dropped Chasing Bear to his knees where referee
Mark Nelson waived off the fight.
"Emerson was very tough and game" said Green. "The
game plan was to use the jab and cut off the ring. I started somewhat
slow but picked it up in the 2nd round and got the KO win. I learned
a lot from the fight and I look forward to learning more as we move
Jake Backus (4-2) scored a quick first round knockout over Randi
Ronchi (0-6). Backus dropped Ronchi three times before the bout
was called to a halt. "I took the fight on Thursday night at about 11 so I didn't
have much time to prepare" said Backus." I knew
that Ronchi had been beat before though. He tried to stare me down
before the fight which I thought was kind of funny. I landed a straight
left that hurt him right away and I knew by his reaction that I
was going to get him out of there early. I dropped him early with
a body shot and a hard right to the head. I still remember the sound
he made from that body shot. I put him down three times total before
the referee stopped it. I do want to say that he was tough though
and I am happy to get the win."
Backus was scheduled next to fight on November 17 but says that
fight fell through. "Yeah I was supposed to fight a young flashy guy named Stephen
Young. He is supposed to be a Floyd Mayweather Jr. look alike. I
said bring him on and took the fight. Two days later they called
and said they don't want to fight me because I am a left. Now it
looks like Vicente (Alfaro) took it. So as of right now there is
nothing set for my next fight. I am looking to fight at 108 lbs.
If I can get a fight. If not there is a rematch clause to fight
Antwan (Robertson) again if his shoulder heals. We will see."
Jason Benson (1-1-1, 1 KO) defeated Bruce Johnson (0-3) by TKO
in round four. Benson dropped Johnson twice in the third and referee
Gary Miezwa stopped it in the fourth and final round.
Both fighters fought aggressively to start with Benson being the
better technician and Johnson brawling. As the bout went on, Johnson
showed incredible toughness in taking many unanswered shots and
punishment by Benson before the fights end.
Afterwards, Benson recapped his performance. " I came out
in the first utilizing the jab and feeling him out with some body
shots. He came at me with a few big flurries but I was able to either
move or block most of them. I was looser in the second round and
dropped him twice. In the third he had slowed way down and wasn't
defending himself and I accidentally hit him low. He was able to
compete but the ref stopped it due to the amount of blows he was
Tony Norlander (1-0) defeated Kevin Tjaden (0-1) by KO in the second
round. A hard looping right hand dropped Tjaden early on. A second
straight right, this time right up the middle to the jaw dropped
Tjaden again and referee Mark Nelson waived off the match.
Rondale Hubbert improves to (2-0, 2 KO's) with a third round TKO
victory over Ryan Gronvold (1-7, 2 KO's). Hubbert punished Gronvold
over the course of the fight before Mark Nelson stopped the action
in the third. "I wanted to box a little bit more because my first fight
went so quick. I wanted to be calm and box and that's what I did.
There were no knockdowns in the fight but I countered well and had
him hurt. I think I could have gotten him out of there earlier if
I really went for the knockout but the plan was to box. He had a
real good chin though and is tough."