In the early years of BATB, one of the more popular boxers we reported on was a middleweight from Falls Church, VA named "Money" Mike Sawyer. In 2006 and 2007, Sawyer fought a number of times at the ABC Sports Arena in Springfield and developed a solid fan base.
After a win in June of 2007, injuries and outside business interests kept Sawyer out of the ring for four years. Sawyer last fought in March of 2011 in Ransom, WVA and was stopped in the second round.
Sawyer is now living in Florida but still has friends and family in the Beltway region. That is why we are letting you know that Sawyer (4-2, two KO's) returns to the ring tonight at the King's Sports Centre in Georgetown, Cayman Islands. Sawyer will take on undefeated hometown boxer "Lightning" Peter Lewison (5-0, five KO's) in a six-round contest.
Sawyer's a little heavier these days -- he weighed in at the light heavyweight limit of 175. However, Lewison seemed to have more trouble with weight as he tipped the scales at 181.
As soon as we get a result on the contest, we'll pass it along.