Bowman Wins Contoversial Decision in Main Event!
By Scotti Vandevender – Fightnews.com
Welterweight Anthony Bowman (6-8-2, 1 KO) scored a controversial win over Louis Galarza (5-2, 2 KOs) last night in the New Daisy Theatre’s latest action-packed night of fights. The two fighters began aggressively as each looked for a way in to land punches.
By the end of round two each fighter had been warned about possible point deductions by referee Allan Lovell, Galarza for low blows and Bowman for grabbing and pushing his opponent’s head. In the middle rounds Bowman began landing good left hooks and straight right hands to Galarza’s chin, but Galarza bounced back each time and came on strong himself. As the seventh round ended, Galarza stuck out his tongue to mock Bowman.
Galarza pressed the action as the busier fighter but Bowman landed the hardest shots. Bowman landed a huge right in round eight that snapped Galarza’s head. Then Galarza ripped a sharp right to Bowman’s chin in the ninth as the two fighters battled fiercely.
The fighters ended the tenth and final round still throwing punches well after the bell and a wild Bowman punch landed squarely in the back of referee Allan Lovell. This outraged Lovell who kicked Bowman’s mouthpiece across the canvas, then picked it up and hurled it into the stands at the rear of the New Daisy Theatre. A melee began to break out from Bowman’s corner as his trainer stormed across the ring at Lovell.
The noise quieted somewhat as the judges scorecards revealed a somewhat controversial win for Bowman but this proved to be a fight where the action continued well after the conclusion of the contest.
Logan, Once Again Looks Sharp at New Daisy!
Martez Logan (12-5-1, 2 KOs) looked sharp in defeating journeyman Chris Burford (4-14, 3 KOs). Logan began by landing power shots to the body in round one.
As he continued to provide the only true offense of the bout Logan struck with a right then a left that sent Burford down in round three. Burford rose on wobbly legs but was able to survive the round and the fight. Logan has consistantly looked impressive in his fights at the New Daisy.
Pillow’s Pounds Roy to the Body for Victory!
Other fights included victories by lightweight Jerome Pillow (8-1, 6 KOs) over the lightning quick Terrence Roy (4-1), which included two knockdowns of Roy. Roy began sticking and moving rapidly in the first two rounds but in round four Pillow struck with a hard right to Roy’s ribcage, dropping him to his knees. Pillow followed with another onslaught that ended with another shot to the body that toppled Roy in pain. The scores were unanimous in favor of Pillow after a strong performance.
Thomas and Johnson Draw!
In another welterweight fight, Jake Thomas and Lamont Johnson battled to a draw. Thomas proved to be a slick changeling as he alternated from conventional to southpaw constantly.
Thomas struck with the greater power but had difficulty finding a solution to Thomas’ slippery style of boxing. Johnson landed most of his hard punches early and Thomas appeared to gain confidence in the later rounds, landing left right combinations on Johnson’s chin.
In an action-packed bout welterweight bout Brian Reed scored a hard fought TKO over Jessie Davis. Reed showed his elusiveness early in round one as he danced and landed punches to Davis’ chin.
Referee Allan Lovell called a standing eight count on Davis after several Reed shots landed flush and Davis did not defend himself or immediately retaliate. Reed was all offense though as he continued landing hard overhand shots in round two. Davis bloodied Reed’s nose but began running out of steam at the close of the round.
By round the close of round three Davis was done as Reed danced and struck repeated blows to Davis’ head. Reed was seemingly frozen and unable to defend himself. As the bell rang referee Allan Lovell told Davis’ corner he must offer up a defense or he would stop the fight. But it didn’t matter as Davis could not answer the bell for the fourth.
Despite Broken Hand, Broussard Dominates
New Year Opener! (1/6/04, Updated 1/12/04)
By Scotti Vandevender – Fightnews.com
In the initial fight of last week’s New Daisy fights, welterweight Chad Broussard (44-3, 33 KOs) earned a unanimous decision over Michael Moss (9-22-2, 7 KOs) after sending him to the canvas twice. Broussard displayed his vast experience in handling the fight from beginning to end, despite breaking his right hand at the beginning of RD 2.
In round one Broussard struck with a hard right on his very first punch that knocked Moss down. He then continued to dominate and landed a right to the body followed by a right upstairs in round three that sent Moss down again. Broussard looked sharp and poised.
Broussard’s manager, John Beene, had this to say about Chad,
“I WAS VERY PROUD OF CHADS PERFOMANCE. HE SHOWED THE HEART OF A TRUE CHAMPION TO CONTINUE. DR. JOHN SCHUTTE OF LAFAYETTE, LA WILL PERFORM SURGERY TO PLACE TWO PINS IN CHADS RIGHT HAND. CHAD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HIT ANYTHING FOR 8 WEEKS.”
Bealestreetboxing.com wishes Broussard a speedy and successful recovery.