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Hook City: Off TV Fight Recap

By Coach Tim Walker - Salter vs. Foret (4 rounder) - The night started with a 4 round super middleweight bout between Isaac Salter, making his pro debut, and Paul Foret a veteran boxer of 16 fights. Foret entered the ring as though he was on a mission to prove that he has a significant place in the world of boxing. However, Salter dwarfed Foret in size, ability and virtually every other fighter attribute. This proved to be too much for Foret to handle as Salter made short work of the veteran by landing quick combinations. Midway thru the round Salter landed a flush straight right to the body that sent Foret to the canvas and. Foret, reeling on the floor in pain, was unable to beat the count. The win was Salter’s first and Foret’s fourteenth loss in fifteen fights..


Baff vs. Miller (6 rounder)

The next bout featured light heavyweights Daniel Baff (11-1-1) of Sydney, Australia and Shannon Miller (24-45-8) of Columbus, Mississippi. Miller had the motivation but Baff proved to have the power and desire. At the onset of the fight Miller attempted to establish himself as a dominate force by pouncing on Baff and landing a few solid punches. One or two that even wobbled Baff. Baff settled himself and cornered Miller by the end of the first round and landing several unanswered right hand shots to the body and head. The second round was more of the same for Baff who floored Miller with a lightning fast 3 punch combination. Miller appeared dazed yet cognizant from the knock down. In a momentary mental lapse he failed to respond properly to the referee’s commands which prompted the referee to stop the fight. This of course was met by a chorus of boes from those in attendance.


Thomas vs. Brown (6 rounder)

In an interesting step up fight for heavyweight would-be prospect Lenroy Thomas (13-1-0) of Jamaica where he took on Gabe “Big G” Brown, 355 pounds of man, Thomas won a unanimous decision of the challenger. Thomas had clearly won every round leading up to the fourth rounds when Brown intentionally dropped his hands and allowed Thomas to hit him flushly in the face 15-20 times. The crowd in awe cheered loudly for the outgunned Brown. This odd act might have taken a bit of steam out of Thomas who after landing the series of thudding shots seemed shocked that Brown was still standing. Still the display of manliness did not help his standings on the score cards. Thomas was awarded a walk away unanimous decision win.


Nahr vs. Logan (8 rounder)

The most experienced fighter of the night, Marteze “Too Sweet” Logan (26-38-2), proved to
be not quite sweet enough to offer much of a challenge to Ray “Emperor” Nahr (23-1-0). Logan had the flash and dance moves of the early fights, donned in leopard trunks, but could have used a few more leopard-like moves against the hard hitting fighter from Ghana. Logan after an early barrage was in survival mode for most of the rest of the fight. By the middle of round 3 Logan’s left eye was noticeably swollen from multiple right hands. In round 5 Nahr landed a brilliant three punch combination that put Logan on the floor. He did beat the count but was again pounced on by the boxing Monarch who nearly put him thru the ropes. After looking into Logan’s eyes the referee opted to stop the fight.


Evans vs. last minute replacement Nunally (4 rounder)

The next bout was meant to pit debuting fighters Yaundale Evans and Frederick Bowen in a four round battle. For undisclosed reasons Bowen was replaced by another Tenessee fighter whose last name is Nunally (unable to determine his first name). In a relatively quick bout both fighters meet in the center of the ring and began swinging. Both fighters seemed to have decent skills but within a few seconds of the fight starting Evans stuns Nunally with a blazing fast four punch combination that buckles his knees badly. Nunally does not hit the canvas and in very odd fashion the referee stops the fight. Nunally stands in the ring in disbelief as if expecting the stop to be overruled.

Coach Tim Walker is a contributing writer for EastsideBoxing.com as well as his own personal blog at boxing4life.blogspot.com. For any questions or comments please contact him at tpwalker@hotmail.com.

Article posted on 18.08.2009



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