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National Guard Armory
RoundKick Rumble XII Results
The National Guard Armory in Carroll, IA was the site on March 29th for a Muay Thai extravaganza. Pete and Pam Peterson pulled out all of the stops with a hard hitting Muay Thai Rules event. With the junior fighters outside the ring watching the action tonight and no exhibition matches, they still put together a 16 bout fight card with adult men and women from Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and Kentucky facing off against each other in front of a sell out crowd. The main event of the night was a Thai Boxing Association-Sanctioning Authority Amateur United States Super Welterweight title match-up between Adam “Pup” Brown from Mitchellville, IA and Chad Ritter from Louisville, KY. It was the perfect finish to a great fight card. The results of the night…
Bout #1 Men’s Heavyweight
Paul Schoenecker, 0-1-0, Team RoundKick, Pleasant Hill, IA, Able Mahaffey, vs Aaron Cerrone, 2-1-0, Mid America Martial Arts, Omaha, NE, Kurt Podany
Round 1 The round begins slowly as each fighter tests the other with an exchange of kicks and punches. Suddenly Cerrone blasts Schoenecker with 4 unanswered leg kicks. Schoenecker attempts a kick of his own but Cerrone blocks it and kicks him again. Schoenecker attempts a leg kick at the same time Cerrone lands a front kick to Schoenecker’s stomach putting him down in a flash knockdown. Schoenecker gets up and starts throwing more leg kicks at Cerrone. They exchange kicks as Schoenecker begins moving forward. Cerrone appears to be able to block many of Schoenecker’s blows while countering with effective blows of his own. As the round ends, Cerrone throws a left right combination to the head of Schoenecker followed by another leg kick. All judges gave the edge in the round to Cerrone.
Round 2 Schoenecker comes across the ring and throws a round kick to the head of Cerrone. Cerrone blocks it and lands a left/right combination to Schoenecker’s head. They exchange a series of punches to each others head before Cerrone charges in and with a left/right combination followed up by a kick that staggers Schoenecker and forces Referee Carl Duncan to issue a standing 8 count to Schoenecker. Cerrone continues to work the body and then the head as he backs Schoenecker up. Cerrone lands a front kick to the body and a right hook to Schoenecker’s face that puts him down and earns him a second 8 count from the referee. As the fight resumes, Cerrone comes forward and throws a left round kick to the body and a left/right, left/right to the head and puts Schoenecker down for a third time in the round forcing Referee Carl Duncan to step in and stop the fight due to the three knockdown rule at 1:26 of the round.
Winner by TKO—Aaron Cerrone
Bout #2 Men’s Light Cruiserweight
Aaron Hickey, 0-1-0, Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, Brooklyn Center, MN, Greg Nelson, vs. Nico Harding, 1-1-0, Team Haycraft, Louisville, KY, Eric Haycraft
Round 1 Most of the round was an exchange of punches and kicks from the outside until they clinched and then they rolled each other around on the ropes and exchanged an occasional knee. Neither fighter appeared to dominate the other in the clinch but Harding may have had the stronger knee strikes. They break and as the round nears the end, Harding charges forward with series of left/right combinations to Hickey’s head and forces Hickey to tie him up to stop the attack. The edge in the round went to Harding on all cards.
Round 2 Hickey starts the round with a punch and kick to Harding’s body. Harding answers with a series of punching combination that back Hickey to the ropes and forces him to tie Harding up. They break, Hickey throws a left/ right combination which is answered by a straight right to Hickey’s face and again forces Hickey to tie Harding up. Harding starts working the knees to Hickey’s body making Hickey push him away. Throughout the round, Harding threw the more powerful strikes which backed Hickey up or forced him to hold Harding to slow Harding down. Harding appeared to get the better of all exchanges in the round. He was able to successfully land a left/right/left/right upper cut combination several times in the round. The edge in the round went to Harding on all cards.
Round 3 The round proceeded much the same as the last. Hickey, appearing very tired but was able to land some pretty good shot to Harding’s head. Harding would answer by coming forward with the hook/upper cut combinations that worked for him in the last round and forced Hickey to tie up. In the clinch, Harding stayed busy by working the knees to Hickey’s body. All judges scored the fight 27-30.
Winner by Unanimous Decision—Nico Harding
Bout #3 Men’s Lightweight
Dan Koong, 1-2-0, Iowa State Muay Thai Club, Ames, IA, Self, vs. David Haith, 1-3-0, Mid America Martial Arts, Omaha, NE, Aaron Cerrone & Kurt Podany
Round 1 Koong begins the fight with back leg round kicks to the front leg of Haith. Haith comes in and ties Koong up to halt the attack. They roll around against the ropes briefly exchanging knees until Koong’s leg gets outside the ropes forcing Referee Carl Duncan to separate the fighters. Again Koong attacks Haith’s leg with back leg round kicks whereupon Haith charges in and throws a left/right combination to Koong’s head and then they tie up again and roll around the ropes. In a close opening round, the taller Koong was more effective outside with leg kicks and Haith was effective in close with head and body shots. In the clinch, neither fighter appeared to have a distinct advantage. Two judges scored the round for Koong and one for Haith.
Round 2 The round continues where the last one left off, Koong throwing kicks and Haith working through them and throwing punches. Haith is able to get in and wrap his arms around Koong’s waist and dump him on the ground but after that it was a carbon copy of the first round. Again, a very tough, close round with two judges giving the edge to Koong and one to Haith.
Round 3 Koong throws leg and body kicks, Haith works through and throws a hook to Koong’s head that forces Koong to tie him up. After they break, Koong throws a strong round kick to Haith’s head that temporarily stalls the attack but Haith soon begins to charge in and throw punches to the head and body of Koong again forcing Koong to tie him up. Haith lands a pair of right hooks to Koong’s head, Koong answers with kicks to Haith’s body and then they clinch to stall each others offense. In a close fight, the judges scored the fight 30-27, 28-29 and 29-28.
Winner by Split Decision—Dan Koong
Bout #4 Men’s Light Cruiserweight
Daniel Sturm, 3-1-0, Team RoundKick, Des Moines, IA, Pete Peterson, vs. Alejandro Duarte, 0-1-0, Mid America Martial Arts, Omaha, NE, Aaron Cerrone
Round 1 The fighters begin by exchanging leg kicks, Duarte then throws a kick to Sturm’s head but Sturm answers with a hook to Duarte’s head. They go back and forth exchanging kicks and punches throughout much of the round taking turns backing each other up. Sturm throws a left/left/right combination to Duarte’s head and Duarte answers with a flurry of punches that back Sturm up to the ropes. As the round ended Sturm was forcing Duarte against the ropes with several punching and kicking combinations. Two of the judges gave the edge to Sturm in the round while one gave it to Duarte.
Round 2 Duarte comes across the ring and throws a wide hook that misses when Sturm ducks and throws punches to Duarte’s body that backs him to the ropes. Sturm looking determined to be the aggressor continues to attack Duarte’s head and body. Duarte starts fighting back turning the round into a slugfest with neither fighter concerned about defense. In the flurry, an inadvertent knee to Duarte’s groin stops time briefly allowing him time to recover. As the fight continues, they begin another furious exchange that results in time stoppage to allow Sturm to recover from an accidental low blow. As the fight resumes, Sturm comes forward with a left/right combination that backs Duarte into the corner. Duarte ties him up and then takes two knees to the body from Sturm that put him down earning him an 8 count from Referee Carl Duncan. Sturm continues the attack to Duarte’s body and lands a knee at the bell that again puts Duarte down and earns him a second standing 8 count.
Round 3 Sturm attacks Duarte’s body with knees in the clinch. Duarte blocks with his hands down. When he blocked, Sturm stepped back and punched Duarte in the head. Duarte threw leg kicks to Sturm’s lead leg that appeared to stall a tiring Sturm’s advances. Duarte, also tired, tried to gain back what he lost in the second round but fatigue made it difficult. As the round ended, bother fighters were still standing. The judges scored the fight 30-25, 30-25 and 29-26.
Winner by Unanimous Decision—Daniel Sturm
Bout #5 Men’s Super Middleweight
John Oglesby, 0-1-0, Team Singto, Dubuque, IA, Dean Lessie, vs. Andrew Dostal, 2-0-0, Iowa State Muay Thai Club, Ames, IA, Dan Koong
Round 1 Dostal starts with leg kicks and follows with punches to Oglesby’s head. Oglesby pushes him off and throws punches back at Dostal. Dostal comes forward slugging, Oglesby backs away throwing left/right combinations to Dostal’s head. Throughout the round, Oglesby appeared to want to use his boxing skills to accumulate points but Dostal was content to brawl and throw power shots. All judges gave the round to Dostal.
Round 2 Dostal charges forward and tries to use rough house tactics against Oglesby who moves around using boxing skills to avoid him. Oglesby grabs Dostal around the head and throws Dostal to the ground. Dostal gets up and begins charging forward again. Oglesby lands several good punches but none seem to phase Dostal who continues to slug away at Oglesby. Dostal controlled the action in the round and appeared to do the most damage with the stronger blows in the round. All judges gave the round to Dostal.
Round 3 Oglesby avoids a leg kick and kicks at Dostal. Dostal catches Oglesby’s leg and kicks his supporting leg. Oglesby looks very tired. Dostal senses the victory, doesn’t press as hard as he did in the first two rounds but continues landing power shots. Oglesby fought back still trying to finish the fight hard but it was too little, too late. All judges scored the fight 30-27.
Winner by Unanimous Decision—Andrew Dostal
Bout #6 Men’s Light Middleweight
Brian Schulz, 1-2-0, Team RoundKick, Des Moines, IA, Pete Peterson, vs, Marcos Marquez, 0-1-0, Mid America Martial Arts, Omaha, NE, Aaron Cerrone
Round 1 Schulz starts by kicking the legs of Marquez, Marquez answers with kicks and punches of his own and then ties Schulz up against the ropes. They roll around on the ropes briefly but nothing happens so Referee Carl Duncan breaks them. Schulz initiates several attacks with punches and Marquez was generally successful in grabbing him around the waist to stall the attack. Schulz’s overall aggressiveness was probably responsible for him to take the edge in the round on all judges’ cards.
Round 2 The second round continues much like the first round. Schulz attacks and Marquez grabs him around the waist to tie him up until the referee breaks them then Schulz starts in again. Marquez appears to be able to neutralize Schulz’ attacks but seem unable to mount an effective offense of his own. Marquez’ highlight of the round was when he caught Schulz’ leg and then proceeded to kick his supporting leg sending Schulz to the ground but it wasn’t enough since all judges gave the edge again to Schulz.
Round 3 Marquez begins the round with a kick to Schulz’ body; Schulz responds with two kicks to Marquez’ body backing Marquez up to the ropes. In the clinch, Schulz throws several knees to the body and establishes himself as the obvious aggressor in the round. All judges scored the fight 30-27.
Winner by Unanimous Decision—Brian Schulz
Bout #7 Men’s Lightweight
Scott Sawade, 5-0-0, Team Haycraft, Louisville, KY, Eric Haycraft, vs Mark Mickels, 0-1-0, Mid America Martial Arts, Omaha, NE, Aaron Cerrone/Kurt Podany
Round 1 Sawade moves in slowly and patiently watching for an opportunity to attack with his hands up and his elbows down. He moves forward throwing multiple left jabs to the head of Mickels followed by the straight right and then kicks to the body. Mickels answers back with punches of his own but many are blocked. Sawade continues to move forward and wait for the chance to land straight punches to Mickel’s head. Sawade appeared to be the more experienced fighter in the round as all judges gave him the edge in the round.
In the second round, Sawade, the shorter fighter, continued to move forward throwing kicks from the outside until he got close enough to throw punches between the arms of Mickels. Throughout the round, Sawade appeared to be stalking Mickels and took advantage of every chance to land a blow. All judges gave Sawade the edge in the round.
Round 3 Sawade dictates the pace of the fight again in this round. Mickels, in an attempt to stay in the fight, throws a lot of shots but few land cleanly as Sawade easily blocks most of them. Two judges gave the edge in the round to Sawade and one gave the nod to Mickels for having a better round. The judges scored the fight 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27.
Winner by Unanimous Decision—Scott Sawade
Bout #8 Women’s Featherweight
Marissa Biggerstaff, 1-1-0, Team RoundKick, Pleasant Hill, IA, Pete Peterson, vs. Heather Ware, 0-1-0, Iowa State Muay Thai Club, Ames, IA, Dan Koong
Round 1 The ladies’ begin by exchanging leg kicks until Biggerstaff, the much taller of the two, follows up with flurries of punches to Ware’s head. Ware clinches to stop the punches and begins to throw hooks to Biggerstaff’s body. Biggerstaff was able to use her height and reach advantage to hit Ware more often from a distance earning her points with the judges. All judges gave the edge to Biggerstaff in the round.
Round 2 Biggerstaff comes across the ring with a flurry of punches and backs Ware to the ropes where she ties Biggerstaff up and throws hooks to Biggerstaff’s body. Biggerstaff pushes off and begins with the punches from the outside again. Ware moving inside again where she is stronger wit the body punches. A closer round than the first but all judges still give the edge to Biggerstaff.
Round 3 Biggerstaff moving forward with a flurry of punches from the outside realizing she has the reach advantage and backs Ware across the ring. Each time Ware tries to move inside and tie Biggerstaff up to work the body, Biggerstaff would retreat and throw more punches to Ware’s head. Neither fighter hurting the other but Biggerstaff winning the round by shear number of punches. All judges scored the fight 30-27.
Winner by Unanimous Decision—Marissa Biggerstaff
Bout #9 Men’s Light Midleweight
Albert Southavilay, 1-0-0, Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, Brooklyn Center, MN, Greg Nelson, vs. Shawn Disponette, 0-1-0, Team Haycraft, Louisville, KY, Eric Haycraft
Round 1 Southavilay throws three unanswered kicks to the leg and one to the body of Disponette. Disponette throws a couple of punches but misses both. Southavilay continues to throw kicks to Disponette legs and body, Disponette occasionally catches the leg and throws a punch to counter it but only once did he land a punch that made Southavilay retreat. Southavilay was able to keep Disponette at a distance with his kicks giving him the edge in the round on all cards.
Round 2 Southavilay learned in the first round that he is more effective with his kicks from the outside and continues to do so to keep Disponette away. Disponette resorts to throwing wild punches from too far away and finds that very few are able to land since he is so far away. Each time he moves in to attack, Southavilay starts with kicks to keep him away. All judges gave the edge in the round to Southavilay.
Round 3 Southavilay appears content to use him front kick like a jab to keep Disponette at a safe distance. Disponette, trying to get inside to land some punches, finds it difficult to get inside the kicks. When Disponette is able to get inside he lands head and body shots that force Southavilay to retreat. Unfortunately, it’s not often enough to win the round. All judges scored the fight 30-27.
Winner by Unanimous Decision—Albert Southavilay
Bout #10 Men’s Heavyweight
Josh Anderson, 1-0-0, Team RoundKick, Des Moines, IA, Pete Peterson, vs. Ron Waschkowski, 0-1-0, Mid America Martial Arts, Omaha, NE, Aaron Cerrone
Round 1 Both big guys come at each other wildly throwing punches at the other but neither getting an early advantage. Anderson eventually throws two leg kicks followed up by two right hooks to Waschkowski’s head that land. Waschkowski answers with a leg kick and a jab of his own to Anderson’s head. Anderson comes in a accidentally hits Waschkowski low causing time to stop for him to recover. When the fight continues, they exchange leg kicks with Anderson getting the better of the exchange pushing Waschkowski into the ropes as the bell rings to end the round. In a close round, two judges gave the edge to Waschkowski and one giving the round to Anderson.
Round 2 Waschkowski comes across the ring with a series of left/right combinations that back Anderson up. Anderson answers with wild punches back at Waschkowski but Waschkowski gets the better of this exchange. Waschkowski throws a leg kick at Anderson but ends up injuring his own leg in the process. Anderson comes after a limping Waschkowski. Anderson ties Waschkowski up and throws a couple of strong knees to Waschkowski’s body hurting him and forcing Referee Terri Storm to issue him a standing 8 count. When the fight resumed, Anderson backed Waschkowski to the ropes with body shots as the bell rang to end the round with the edge going to Anderson on all cards.
Round 3 Anderson tries attacking Waschkowski’s leg but Waschkowski answers with a left/right/left/right combination to Anderson’s head that backed Anderson to the ropes. Waschkowski threw wild punches that backed Anderson up and forced him to tie Waschkowski up. Toward the end of the fight, both fighters are very tired and leaning on each other. Anderson throws three knees to Waschkowski’s body but only appearing to stay busy without much damage being done. Waschkowski throws a right and a left hook to the head of Anderson as the round ends. Two judges give the edge in the last round to Waschkowski and one to Anderson. The judges scored the fight 29-27, 29-27 and 28-28.
Winner by Majority Decision—Josh Anderson
Bout #11 Men’s Super Welterweight
Jack Housley, 1-0-0. Team RoundKick, Pleasant Hill, IA, Able Mahaffey, vs. Derek Disponette, 0-1-0, Team Haycraft, Louisville, KY, Eric Haycraft
Round 1 The fighters came at each other with a very fast exchange of blows. Disponette grabs Housley and throws him against the ropes where they roll around on the ropes. They separate and exchange blows once again. Another flurry of punches brings them together again and in a clinch, Disponette takes an accidental knee to the groin. Time stops briefly to allow him to recover. Disponette throws a leg kick but Housley answers with a left/right/left combination that stops Disponette and backs him to the ropes as the bell rings to end a very close round. The judges gave the edge in the round to Housley.
Round 2 Disponette comes across the ring with a left/right combination followed up with a leg kick. Housley responds with punches and kicks of his own that back Disponette to the ropes. Housley then lets Disponette off of the ropes, they come to the center of the ring and Housley chases him back to the ropes again. Throughout the round, Disponette would land a good and effective kick or punch only to have Housley respond with a series of good and effective kicks and punches that would back Disponette to the ropes. The judges gave the edge in the round to Housley.
Round 3 Housley attacks Disponette with a flurry of punches and kicks that back Disponette up and force him to tie Housley up. Housley would push him off and bring him to the middle of the ring and begin the attack again. Every time Disponette tried to tie him up, Housley wouldn’t allow it. He would back away and make Disponette stand in front of him and defend himself. All judges scored the fight 30-27.
Winner by Unanimous Decision—Jack Housley
Bout #12 Men’s Middleweight
Shawn Ellis, 2-3-0, Red Dragon Fight Team, Des Moines, IA, Jerry Schroeder, vs. Steve Anderson, 1-0-0, Iowa State Muay Thai Club, Ames, IA, Dan Koong
Round 1 Ellis throws a pair of punches at Anderson’s head and then ties Anderson up. Anderson turns Ellis and throws him up against the ropes and begins working Ellis’ body with punches. Ellis answers back with a series of hooks and upper cuts to Anderson’s head. Ellis is taller, Anderson is stronger. Ellis uses boxing skills to hit Anderson from the outside while Anderson tries to come inside and muscle Ellis. The round ends with two judges giving the edge to Ellis and one to Anderson.
Round 2 Anderson tries to come forward but Ellis keeps him off with straight punches to the head. Anderson still moves in and forces Ellis to fight backing up. Anderson finally muscles his way inside. He pushes Ellis against the ropes and throws a couple of knees to his body. Ellis backs away but Anderson follows him. Anderson throws a leg kick but Ellis uses his jab to keep Anderson off. Ellis begins to uses a front kick to Anderson’s body to keep distance between them. Anderson moves in and throws two strong right hooks to the head of Ellis. Ellis goes down at 1:17 of the round forcing Referee Terri Storm to step in and stop the fight.
Winner by KO—Steve Anderson
Bout #13 Women’s Light Welterweight
Melina Caniglia, 1-2-0, Mid America Martial Arts, Omaha, NE, Aaron Cerrone, vs. Lindsay Scheer, 6-2-0, Team Haycraft, Louisville, KY, Eric Haycraft
Round 1 Caniglia starts with a round kick to Scheer’s body. Scheer comes back with a right and left round kick to Caniglia’s legs. Caniglia throws another kick to Scheer’s body and Scheer again responds with a couple of legs kicks. Caniglia moves in with a flurry of punches toward the head of Scheer who responds with a jab/cross/jab/cross/leg kick combination of her own. Most of the round was an exchange of kicks with Scheer, the taller fighter, getting the better of the kicking exchange with all judges giving her the edge in the round.
Round 2 Caniglia opens the round with nine unanswered punches to the head of Scheer. Scheer responds with a couple of kicks to Caniglia’s leg and body. Caniglia clinches and takes several knees to the body from Scheer. Caniglia steps back and lands a couple more punches to the head of Scheer followed by a couple of kicks to the body. Caniglia is the aggressor in the round where Scheer, although appearing unphased and unhurt by Caniglia’ attacks, is content to back away and block the blows without retaliating. Two judges gave the edge in the round to Caniglia.
Round 3 Caniglia begins the attacks as she did in the last round. Scheer ties Caniglia up and throws half a dozen knees to Caniglia’s body. Caniglia pushes Scheer away, kicks her in the leg and Scheer responds with two strong punches that snap Caniglia’s head back. Again, Caniglia attacks and Scheer responds with a powerful attack of her own. Throughout the round, Caniglia fought as she did in the previous round but Scheer fought back with as much ferocity and intensity as she needed to stall Caniglia’s attacks and win the round. The judges scored the fight 28-29, 27-30 and 28-29.
Winner by Unanimous Decision—Lindsay Scheer
Bout #14 Men’s Super Heavyweight
Alex Wells, 1-1-0, Team RoundKick, Pleasant Hill, IA, Able Mahaffey, vs. William Thornton, 5-1-0, Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, Brooklyn Park, MN, Greg Nelson
Round 1 Thornton begins with three kicks to the legs and body of Wells. Thornton throws punches and kicks to Wells body forcing Wells to tie him up. Wells throws a punch at the same time Thornton kicks him, even exchange. Neither fighter was able to dominate the other but Thornton was possibly the more aggressive in the round. Two judges giving the edge to Thornton.
Round 2 The second round started faster than the previous one. Both fighters come wildly at each other throwing punches and then clinching. They wrestle around and both fall to the ground. Once up, they exchange kicks from the outside and knees on the inside. Thornton begins to initiate the attacks this round allowing him to land first in the exchanges. He threw a leg kick that knocked Wells off balance and then another that spun Wells around. All judges gave the edge in the round to Thornton.
Round 3 Thornton comes after Wells with a left/right combination that Wells avoids and then comes back with a punching/kicking combination of his own that forces Thornton to tie him up. They exchange a couple of knees to the body until Thornton throws Wells off. Thornton throws more kicks but Wells blocks many of them this time. Wells is able to block more of Thornton’s attacks and counter with punches to Thornton’s face. Wells took the edge in the final round. The judges scored the fight 30-27, 28-29 and 29-28.
Winner by Split Decision—Will Thornton
Bout #15 Men’s Light Welterweight
Anthony Baccam, 1-1-0, Iowa State Muay Thai Club, Ames, IA, Dan Koong, vs. Joel Mickels, 3-0-0, Mid America Martial Arts, Omaha, NE, Aaron Cerrone
Round 1 Mickels comes at Baccam with a left/right combination that forces Baccam to tie up to stall the attack. Baccam is able to twist Mickels around and throw him to the ground. Baccam throws a strong leg kick that forces Mickels to hold on. Baccam throws a strong front kick to Mickels body again forcing a clinch and then is able to throw a pair of knees into Mickels body. All judges gave the edge to Baccam in the round.
Round 2 Both fighters exchange kicks to start the round and then Baccam wraps his arms around Mickels and throws him to the ground. Mickels stands and Baccam tries to throw a round kick to Mickels head but Mickels blocks it and answers with several punches to Baccam’s body. Baccam clinches and Mickels throws some knees to Baccam’s body. Mickels appears to be the busier fighter with the more effective techniques in the clinch. Mickels received the edge in the round from two of the three judges.
Round 3 Baccam starts with leg kicks to Mickels who answers with several punches to Baccam’s body. Baccam kicks Mickels in the head and Mickels responds with more body shots which cause Baccam to clinch. Mickels appears more aggressive in the round. While in the clinch, there is very little fighting so the referee breaks them. Upon the break, Baccam throws a kick which is answered by several more punches from Mickels. In a very close fight, the judges score it 28-29, 29-28 and 28-29.
Winner by Split Decision—Joel Mickels
Boxing Association-Sanctioning Authority
Men’s Amateur United States
Super Welterweight Title
Adam Brown, 6-4-0, Team RoundKick, Pleasant Hill, IA, Able Mahaffey, vs. Chad Ritter, 2-2-0, Team Haycraft, Louisville, KY, Eric Haycraft
Round 1 Both fighters exchange some light techniques to start the round waiting for the other to push the fight. Brown throws a strong leg kick to Ritter who responds with a strong kick of his own followed by a two punch combination. Ritter would attack and then Brown would respond with a counter that was one shot better. The round went back and forth with neither fighter having a clear advantage. The judges gave the edge in the round to Brown.
Round 2 Brown comes out more aggressive this round. He initiates the action and Ritter attempts to respond but finds himself out of position at times causing him to miss several punches. Brown punches Ritter in the face and bloodies his nose. Brown is also more successful with kicks to Ritter’s legs and body in the round. All judges gave Brown the edge in the round.
Round 3 Ritter lands a round kick to Brown’s body and Brown responds with an accidental blow to Ritter’s groin. Time is stopped for him to recover. The fight resumes, Brown attempts a right cross but is beaten to the punch by Ritter. Ritter is able to land several punches to the head of Brown followed by leg kicks. Ritter had a better round as he was able to initiate the exchanges and get the cleaner shots in. All judges gave the round to Ritter.
Round 4 Ritter comes out with a series of kicks and punches that caused Brown to tie up. Brown throws wide hooks toward Ritter’s head but Ritter responds with straight punches that land cleaner to Brown’s head. Ritter continues the attack forcing Brown to tie him up. They exchange knees and end up with a leg outside the ropes. Ritter continues moving forward and took the round on all cards. The score was 37-39, 38-38 and 38-38, a Majority Draw. Since it was a title fight, a fifth round had to be fought to determine a winner.
Round 5 The fighters came out to win. They exchange power shots trying to establish dominance. Brown threw a left/right combination to Ritter’s head followed by a kick and another punch. In a clinch, Brown threw a couple knees before they stalled and had to be separated. Brown threw a solid knee to Ritter’s body, turned him and threw a couple more. The crowd was so loud you could barely hear the final bell. All judges gave the final round to Brown. The final score on the judge’s cards was 48-47, 47-48 and 48-47.
Winner by Split Decision
Boxing Association-Sanctioning Authority
United States Amateur Super Middleweight Champion
Submitted by Mike Storm