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MARCH FITZ REPORT

Posted in 2012, Boxing News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2012 by Champ

By Tracy Morin at ringside, MemphisBoxing.com

Four back-to-back first-round knockouts were bookended by two four-rounders that went the distance at the latest Fights at the Fitz at Fitzgerald’s Hotel & Casino on March 24 in Tunica, Mississippi. The enthusiastic crowd was treated to plenty of action with fighters from both coasts and regional fan-favorites duking it out–frequently to devastating conclusions.

In the opening junior middleweight bout, John Thompson from Newark, New Jersey, displayed a cracking jab from the opening bell, which he used in tandem with uppercuts to the body to dominate Los Angeles-based Bryan Brooks in a one-sided battle. The lunging, off-balance Brooks landed in the single digits in each of the four rounds, and Thompson’s jabs did more damage than Brooks’ best shots, leading the three judges–Gerald Deming, Reccia Mullins and Mack Thornton–to score all four rounds for Thompson, 40-36.

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WADE vs UPSHAW

Posted in 2012, Boxing News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2012 by Champ

IN FITZ MAIN EVENT

Prize Fight Boxing and the Fitz are gearing up for Saturday night’s “Fights at the Fitz”. On March 24, fight fans will see the explosive Dominic Wade (11-0, 8 KO’s) battle a game Marcus Upshaw (14-7-2, 6 KO’s) in an 8 round Middleweight main event.

The fight card showcases a 4 round cruiser fight between Codie Shuffield of Watervalley, MS, and Jonathan Fort out of Columbus, MS. Female lightweights, Lucretia Meacham of Little Rock and Kerri Hill of Fort Smith, AR, will battle over 6 rounds. A 6 Round heavy contest will be held between Little Rock’s, Mike Wessel and Terrell Woods of Fort Worth, TX. Rounding out the card will be the Memphis’ Marlon Lewis vs Sid Chase of LA, CA, in a 4 round feud.

Tickets are $35 (GA) or $40 (Reserved) and are available at the Fitz Gift Shop or through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

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