Chauncy "The Hillyard Hammer" Welliver Retains WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title
By Charles C. White - Saturday night, July 24th, WBO top 10 heavyweight contender Chauncy Welliver successfully defended his newly acquired WBC Continental Americas title with a shutout unanimous decision victory over Joell Godfrey (9-3-1 with 5 ko's at the time) at The Pagent in Saint Louis, Missouri as the co-feature to the Deandre Latimore vs. Darien Ford fight. Scores for the bout all favored Welliver at 115-113 and 117-111 twice. Joell Godfrey, a contestant on Season 4 of the hit boxing reality show The Contender, was a late replacement opponent for Chauncy. Welliver was originally scheduled to face Galen "Bad Boy" Brown (33-14-1 with 20 ko's), but Brown had to pull out of the fight with an injury suffered in training camp..
Article posted on 26.07.2010
Throughout the fight, Welliver displayed his superior boxing skills to out-hustle and out-work the challenger. Chauncy fought hard behind a cross-armed defense and utilized effective body shots to trouble his opponent. Welliver's unorthodox style proved too slick for Godfrey to sustain an attack for any length of time. Post-fight, Chauncy was very humble and respectful towards Godfrey, even giving props to the challenger's skill set. With this win, Welliver improves to 43-5-5 with 14 ko's, whereas Godfrey drops to 9-4-1 with 5 ko's.
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