Robbins Upsets Conrad with TKO Win!
By Scotti Vandevender – Fightnews.com
The New Daisy Theatre’s November installment of “Boxing on Beale” featured a hard-fought lightweight battle ending in a TKO victory for Marty Robbins (16-17-1, 13 KOs) over local favorite Clay Conrad (11-1, 1 KO).
Conrad began strong as the busier of the two fighters, and things looked bleak for Robbins as blood poured from his nose to end the first round.
But Robbins returned fire in the second and began displaying the power that has earned him knockouts in almost all of his victories.
The middle rounds featured the two fighters standing toe-to-toe, trading power shots. Conrad led with right hands while Robbins began to land several strong uppercuts, snapping Conrad’s head.
At the end of round seven Conrad’s face adorned the same color of crimson that Robbins had after round one. Robbins continued to land strong shots as Conrad’s punches began to lose their zip.
Near the end of round nine Robbins landed a left uppercut and followed it with a right hand to the top of the head that dropped Conrad to the canvas on all fours. Conrad up righted himself and attempted to prepare for battle but was still wobbled and began to fall.
Referee Allan Lovell kept the dazed Conrad upright and halted the bout at 2:59 in round nine.
Roy Shows Power
In another lightweight bout, Terrence Roy (4-0) used his tremendous speed and some surprising power to soundly defeat a game Antonio Smith (7-32-2, 4 KOs). Roy’s first punch was a huge left hook that dropped Smith straight to the canvas. Smith was visibly shaken from the tremendous punch but called on his reserve and experience to steady himself enough to continue and finish the round.
The next couple of rounds featured Roy exhibiting the speed that has earned him a 4-0 start as a professional. Smith had no answer for the rapid punches and escapability Roy displayed.
In round four Roy again showed his powerful punching by landing solid combinations and wobbling Smith. As Roy looked to the referee like he expected a stoppage, Smith continued forward absorbing Roy’s punches.
Round seven saw an accidental head butt send Roy to the canvas in pain. But Roy regained his composure and continued in strong fashion with his speed and reflexes for a solid win.
Burford KO’s Freeman
In the first fight of the evening, Chris Buford (4-13, 3 KOs) stopped Rodney Freeman
(0-1) with a big right hook at :43 left in the second round to earn a TKO victory. Freeman began aggressively, landing overhand rights with force as Buford covered himself. Buford stormed back with a left hook right on the chin as Freeman smiled.
Quentin Smith vs. Joseph Harris
Quentin Smith (1-3) and Joseph Harris (4-3, 3 KOs) fought a rather lackluster exhibition match that each treated as just that. They maneuvered and worked up a sweat practicing their sparring but not much more.