Sunday, May 22, 2016

Results From Springfield, VA!

Here are the results from the Left Hook Promotions card held Saturday at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA:

The main event saw Fort Valley, VA welterweight Andrew "The Doo Man" Farmer win an eight-round unanimous decision over durable veteran Joseph "Trouble" Figueroa of the Bronx, NY.  Farmer was in complete control of the contest throughout the contest as Figueroa was a punching bag with feet.  Farmer knocked Figueroa down with a right hand in the fourth round and went on to the shutout victory in his first bout since October of 2014.  Farmer is now 19-3, seven KO's while Figueroa falls to 11-59-5, three KO's.

The co-feature saw one of the sickest knockouts this reporter has ever witnessed as lightweight Drew "Cruel Intentions" Correll of Glassboro, NJ scored a vicious first-round knockout of debuting Kenny "KO" Herbin of Reidsville, NC.   Correll set up the knockout with a solid right hand that stunned Herbin about a minute into the round.  Moments later, Correll landed another right hand that lifted Herbin off his feet and sent him crashing back-first to the mat with a sickening thud.  Referee Todd McGovern immediately waived the bout off at 1:19 of the first round.  Correll is now 7-0, seven KO's.

In a matchup for the vacant Virginia State Cruiserweight championship, Virginia Beach's Earl "The Bull" Platt won a six-round majority decision over Front Royal's Terry "T-Brick" Roy.  This was a roughhouse contest as Platt lived up to his nickname charging forward against the taller Roy.  Platt was able to find a home for his straight right hand to the body throughout the contest, which may have been the difference in the bout.  Roy, however, did land some straight jabs to Platt's face that opened a cut above Platt's nose.  Judge Mark D'Atillo scored the bout a draw at 57-57 while judges Giovanni Lemm and Paul Wallace saw the bout for Platt, 58-56 and 59-55. Platt is now 5-2, three KO's while Roy falls to 8-3-2, seven KO's.

Baltimore middleweight "Dangerous" Donald Wallace made his pro debut a successful one as he knocked out equally debuting James Smith of Danville, VA in the first round. Wallace pressured Smith and battered him all over the ring. Smith was on his bicycle throughout the round before referee Michelle Myers called a halt to the bout at 1:45.

The opening bout saw Fort Valley's Matthew "Boogieman" Bowling stop Brian Otey of Lansing, MI in the first round. Bowling dropped Otey four times before the bout was stopped at 1:34.  Bowling is now 2-0, two KO's while Otey is now 0-4.

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