We had some bikini clad ladies do their “Monster drink guzzling” thing, threw out some tee-shirts and things and was introduced to Mia Saint James, the women’s .W.B.O. welterweight champion. The “Mid-West Super middleweight Champ”, Comanche Boy made an appearance. Promoter Bobby Dobbs was giving out $100 dollar bills for knockouts. Then we had some boxing. Here’s what went down .
Bout#1 – Durango Mexico’s Edgar Galvan (153#) got dropped in round one but got up and came on with knockdowns of his own in rounds two and three finally winning a unanimous decision over Shawnee Oklahoma’s Dennis Knifechief (155#). Even including the three knockdowns this was an action fight and would make a great rematch.
Bout#2 – Fort Gibson Oklahoma’s Chris Russell (139#) had his hands full for two rounds with Oklahoma City’s always tough Jerry Wallace (139#) but thirty-three seconds into round three Russell knocked out Wallace with one of the most vicious left hooks I have ever seen. You could see the concern for Wallace’s health on the face of ringside doctor Larry Lovelace’s as he helped Wallace to a stool. But as we said before Wallace is one of the tough guys and seemed to recover nicely. He has never, however, (I am willing to bet), been stopped like that.
Bout#3 – This was a heavyweight bout featuring Okmulgee Oklahoma’s Richard Dawson (240#) against Russellville Arkansas’ Jamell Williams (216#) and as sometimes happens with heavyweights they stunk the place up. They held each other till referee Gary Ritter took points. They laid on each other and shoved each other. They did everything but hit each other .After four rounds Dawson won a unanimous decision but should refuse his purse. And so should Williams.
Bout#4 – This was a “girl” fight with Oklahoma City’s Nikiki Burleson (124#) thoroughly out classing Oklahoma City’s Sheena Cheney in (121#) and knocking her out in 1:26 of round one. Burleson deserved a better opponent but this was only her second bout so, on paper, the match was a good one. Burleson has looked good in her first two bouts so maybe she can “do something “in the fight game.
Bout#5 – This “co-main” bout featured Altus Oklahoma’s “tough-as-nails” Mike Maldonado (139#) going against Oklahoma City’s Shiwone Gortman (139#), another “tough” guy that’s “showed up” good in his last couple of fights. Gortman, however, didn’t have enough “tough” to keep Maldonado off him. Mike kept pounding him, knocking him down and stopping him just before Time Keeper Bryan Standridge rang the bell ending round four.
Bout#6 – Oklahoma City’s Carson Jones (147#) has had a “bunch” of fights and Saint Louis Missouri’s Keandre Gibson (147#) was into only his eighth pro fight so, on paper, this looked like a miss-match. But when you come from Saint Louis, where they might have three or four amateur shows, in a single weekend, Saint Louis fighters, when the decide to “go-pro” can come out looking very experienced. This seemed to be the case with Gibson who stayed in there with Jones for four hard rounds. In rounds five and six however, Carson gave him a beating, winning a unanimous decision. Carson Jones had a surprisingly tough guy in front of him, and because he couldn’t “mess-around”, as he is sometimes known to do, he stayed busy, and and showed his exceptional skills.