|Brian Simms (left) takes on K.C. Austin (right).|
Amateur boxing returned to the Palermo Center in Campbell last night with the third installment of the All-Star Boxing Show.
Youngstown was well represented on its home turf with fighters from Burnside's Boxing, Downtown Boxing Club, and Salem Boxing Club, however, all the local fighters in action were defeated.
Drew Smith of Burnside's, a freshman at Youngstown State University from Hanoverton, found himself on the short end of a decision which could have gone either way as Chalka Worthy of Pittsburgh took the decision in the night's main event.
In a very entertaining bout between two skilled fighters, local talent Brian Simms of Downtown Boxing Club lost a close decision to K.C. Austin of Cleveland in what was named the Fight of the Night at the night's end.
Austin used a solid third round in which he forced a standing eight count of Simms with a solid right to help secure the victory in the back and forth battle in the 160-pound weight class.
Mardell Hallas of Salem Boxing Club found himself in the ring against a solid opponent in Russell Scott of Cleveland, who was able to send Hallas to the canvas twice in the opening round, first with a right hook and moments later with a solid left to the body in which Hallas could not beat the count.
The evening's most entertaining slugfest was in the 144-pound weight limit as Brandon McCullough of Cleveland outslugged Nate Cordova of Burnside's in a back and forth brawl.
The Fighter of the Night award went out to Charles Smith of Cleveland who scored a one-sided second-round knockout victory of Braden Leggitt out of Dover, Ohio.
132 LBS - Hannah Smith (Toronto, OH) Dec over Alexa Gossett (Salem B.C.)
140 LBS - Dalton McGrady (Pittsburgh, PA) Dec over Waldmar Candalari (Burnside B.C.)
150 LBS - Alexander Haywood (Alliance, OH) Dec over Chris Hill (New Castle, PA)
123 LBS - Maria Antonez (Erie, PA) Dec over Asia Smith (Cleveland, OH)
188 LBS - Devin Siegried (Jack Main's B.C.) Dec over Lucas Adams (Pittsburgh, PA)
188 LBS - Charles Smith (Cleveland, OH) 2nd Round KO over Braden Leggitt (Dover, OH)
144 LBS - Brandon McCullough (Cleveland, OH) Dec over Nate Cordova (Burnside B.C.)
160 LBS - K.C. Austin (Cleveland, OH) Dec over Brian Simms (Downtown B.C.)
105 LBS - Ricky Stall (Toronto, OH) over Cale Jarvis (Akron, OH)
145 LBS - Chucky Bizzarro (Erie, PA) Dec over Juston Patton (Chris Williams A.C.)
168 LBS - Russell Scott (Cleveland, OH) 1st Round KO over Mardell Hallas (Salem B.C.)
146 LBS - Ormond Richards (Romeo's B.C.) Dec. over Billy Wolf Jr. (Butler, PA)
145 LBS- Chalka Worthy (Pittsburgh, PA) Dec. over Drew Smith (Burnside B.C. via Salem B.C.)
Smith vs. Worthy:
Smith vs. Worthy: