Joey Abell Gets Redemption; Dismantles Lyons in Four!
St. Paul, MN (July 19) – Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell waited four years to get another crack at Arron Lyons and knew he had to look sensational when the two met last Saturday at the St. Paul Armory in St. Paul, MN.
Article posted on 19.07.2010
In 2006, Lyons shockingly TKO’ed Abell inside of one round when the latter was one of the hottest heavyweight prospects on the planet. Aside from scoring a jaw dropping stoppage, Lyons blatantly disrespected the Coon Rapids native during post fight interviews..
Lyons once again stepped into the ring with an array of confidence and little respect for his opponent. But this time around, Lyons couldn’t put his money where his mouth is.
Abell entered the squared circle in supreme condition and was in complete control from the opening bell. The hard hitting Abell tagged the Gulfport, MS based Lyons with peppering jabs and flush straight left hands during the first. The local favorite dominated the next two stanzas, fighting through desperate rough house tactics by Lyons, before silencing him up for good.
In the very next frame, Abell landed a hard right hand that opened a huge cut under Lyons’ left eye. The referee quickly took Lyons to the ringside physician, who ruled he could not continue. Abell was awarded a TKO 52 seconds into the fourth and ultimately had the last laugh.
“It was great to finally shut this guy up,” Abell said after the fight. “He was talking a lot of trash since he upset me a few years back, but now I think there is no doubt in anybody’s mind that his victory was a fluke.”
With the moral importance of defeating Lyons of the way, Promoter Tony Grygelko envisions big picture success for Abell.
“Joey has had some ups and downs but we are ready to take on any of the top heavyweight,” said Grygelko, a former prizefighter himself. “He is one of the hardest pound for pound punchers on the planet and is eager to prove that he can hang with the top flight fighters. All he needs is a fair opportunity.”
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