I would like to give a huge THANK YOU, for every single person that allows this to be possible. I would like to name them ALL but the list is too long. For the media that promoted the LOCAL fighters, thanks so much. To Jason Papillion whom was a blessing for us at these fights! Thank you very much! For the one's who missed it, I tried to tell you!
What a sensational night of professional boxing we had. Starting our evening of fight's; Jessie Patin has had 5 professional fights, has never come to the gym more determined, nor has he ever worked so hard. Jessie was frustrated with the fight going on in his head, even before we walked to the ring, but he came out to fight the always tough and durable William Johnson. Jessie worked behind a clear, sharp jab, received a couple decent shot's but was never alarmed. After he would back off, regain his composure he would jump
right back on Johnson. I noticed something in Jessie after the first round? He was in this fight, focused and determined. Normally he tends to be a little pre-ocuppied when he is fighting, not this time! Jessie was very well prepared to do battle and the battle was won in the second round, with a vicious uppercut that put Johnson down and knocked out. Hit him so hard…..NO the alarm did not go off at the bank, but he did break his hand. Jessie moves his record to 4-1-4ko's
I did not see much of the second fight between Henry Mitchell and John Trigg, but I hear these two guys beat the crap out of one another, I do know Henry Mitchell won the decision!
Joe Winters put his 1-0 record on the line against pro debut Randy Cheramie, these two guys went to fighting, Joe was landing early and it seems like he was unable to remove Cheramie from his face. It was a see-saw battle in spots of the fight, but Cheramie began to impose his will on Winters. Joe showed an unbelievable amount of heart and determination after taking some hefty wacks from Cheramie, but in the end Randy Cheramie won the fight by unanimous decision.
I am sorry to say that I did not see one second of Bobby "The Prodigy" Bryant inihilate Rodney Freeman. Bobby Bryant won by KO in the very first round.
Bailey "Bang Bang" Bobbitt was in a life or near death fight with hard hitting Tyrone Dowdy. I am happy Bailey listened so well as he followed instructions to a "T". Bailey did exactly what he had to do to win, he won right, right! I told Bailey before the fight? You want to step up? Here is your step up! A huge step up in class for Bailey and he handled it very well. Bailey never got cornered, if he did he tied the guy up, Dowdy is a big puncher and Bailey managed to evade his power for the entire fight! Some say Bailey ran all over? I said, he did what he was told! There are wars, then there are smart fight's. Bailey fought a smart fight. For that, Bailey is 4-0-2ko's with the majority decision over Tyrone Dowdy!
The Main Event was exactly that! A REAL Main Event! Your Louisiana lightweight Champion, your U.B.O. All America Lightweight Champion; "Rock Hard Mighty" Mason Menard put on a display of talent, speed, power, angles all the while creaming Bell's crop. The first 2 rounds Mason hit this guy with what I think was a baseball bat, still Bell was right in his face. I noticed Mason getting discouraged, hey! look! I know, there is nothing like tearing someone's head off and they stand in front of you like nothing ever happened. A couple of the middle rounds lacked luster due to the fact, I know Mason was thinking? Man! this guy is going to be here ALL night? Mason worked angles and turned and hit, then punished this guy time after time only to have him come right back at him. Those voices in your head start lieing to you, so after the 6th round "we" had our usual pep talk and Mason went out to light this boy on fire. "Rock hard Mighty" Mason Menard threw a lead left hook to knock Dedrick Bell OUT! For the second time in 3 fights Mason scores a 7th round knockout!! Mason Menard wins by KO over Dedrick Bell in the 7th round!
U.S. Olympic Bronze Medalist Deontay Wilder wasted no time in Knocking out tap dancer(at least that's what it looked like) Dan Sheehan from Brockton, Mass. Seriously? I really think Sheehan was more wanting to play, while Wilder came to get win number 14, all in all, what a fabulous night of fights. Thank you so much, for your share, and your part in these boys hopes and dreams!