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War On The Shore: Rivers Casino Results and Review
(Monty Meza Clay Drops Carlos Rivera With a Body Shot In Rd.2)
The War On the Shore delivered in a big way tonight. The fight was held outside of the Rivers Casino, right on the river and was packed from ringside to the general admission. Local stars in attendance included Mayor Luke Ravenstaal, Roy Jones Jr., That guy from PCtv, Justin "The Hawk" Steave, Rod Salka and more. The fights were evenly matched and entertaining. Dare I say that boxing is back in the Steel City? Click the picture to enlarge.
Andrew "Drama" Jones Vs. Travis "The Rattlesnake" Hanshaw (welterweights)
Both fighters were a little sluggish to start but when the fight began to unfold Hanshaw look to box while Jones tried to get his power shots off. Hanshaw was the slicker of the two and was able to stay outside of the lead hook from Jones. Jones was a southpaw and had some issues letting his hands go, which inevitably allowed Hanshaw to get off first and get out of the way.
Travis "The Rattlesnake" Hanshaw wins via unanimous decision
The fight started quickly and ended even faster. Luketic came forward looking to pressure and Hicks landed a hard left hook followed by a string of violent power shots over the course of :45 seconds (give or take). Luketic was game and tried to
hang tough but eventually was floored by a hard right hand. He was able to make it back to his feet before the count but was eventually
saved waived off by the referee.
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Round one showcased Hutchinson's body work and power punching stylings. He was able to drop Perkins with a rock hard left hook and motivated the partial crowd by beaming Perkins with right hands to the body at will. Hutchinson had the pitbull backing up for most of the fight and was able to work while moving forward rolling off of Perkins's straight punches and finding power hooks in the pocket. The end came very loudly as "Hutch" bombed Perkins with a well placed but brutal hook along the ropes and the referee had seen enough.
Billy Hutchinson wins Via TKO late
Lutz has a strong amateur background and already looks like a polished professional. He was easily able to batter and move around the less
versatile Clairborne switching stances and cutting moves off the jab. He did get his chin checked a few times and the results came back better than average. Jaque was in complete control of the fight from the first bell and had Clairborne beat on all fronts. Lutz's overall boxing IQ combined with his solid amateur background should aid him in becoming a solid regional prospect.
Potential? There is some interest in professional rematches from the amateur days between Lutz and Morgan Fitch and/or Scott Alfer. These guys all have around the same level of professional experience and all had great fights as amateurs. Pittsburgh boxing has gotten that much more interesting and let's hope we can get these fights put together sooner than later.
Jacque Lutz wins via unanimous decision
Taylor and Alderete put on a show tonight. Both guys came to bang and got what they came for. Taylor pushed the pace early and was able to land punishing uppercuts, capped off with some effective body work. Alderete had his moments when finding some big hooks in the pocket and a few other small openings that Taylor left behind. During the first few rounds Taylor was able walk Alderete down and siphon him off to only one-punch-at-a-time counters. The fight heated up in the middle rounds and both Taylor and Alderete blast each other with big hooks and sharp uppercuts. When the smoke cleared Taylor was awarded the well received unanimous decision.
Andres Taylor wins via unanimous decision
Monty Clay just may be ready to get back in the shark tank after tonight's performance. Rivera was tough but limited and the experienced Clay, moved around his angles easily and opened him up for chopping body shots and blasting uppercuts. Clay dropped Rivera 4 times over the 6 round bout, 3 due to the aforementioned body work and 1 from a beautiful lead uppercut/shovel punch that snapped Rivera's head back and sent him tumbling to the canvas. In the 6th and final round, Clay started to pot shot the tough but overmatched Rivera at will and the fight was halted at the :36 mark.
Monty Meza Clay Wins via TKO at :36 of Rd.6