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Changing the Guard in Hammond–Fight Night at the Horseshoe Casino/ESPN Friday Night Fights

by on Aug.20, 2011, under Boxing News

Bloody but unbowed, David Diaz (L) tries to find an opening before losing by TKO to "Hammerin' Hank" Lundy (R)

Bloody but unbowed, David Diaz (L) tries to find an opening before losing by TKO to "Hammerin' Hank" Lundy (R)

Results from Fight Night at the Horseshoe

 

(Full report to come)

HAMMOND, IN, August 19, 2011 — Hitz Boxing and Banner Promotions teamed up with ESPN’s Friday Night Fights to showcase three bouts between older, more experienced boxers looking to stay in the elite, and younger, stronger rivals hoping to use them as stepping stones to their own future careers. On the card were three Olympians, Chicago’s Montell Griffin and David Diaz and Demetrius Andrade. Diaz, 35, faced 28-year-old Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy, a decorated amateur in his own right before embarking on his pro career, amassing a professional record of 20-1-1 (his only loss to coming to John Molina), with 10 KO’s before proving his mettle by putting his NABF Lightweight title on the line against the far more experienced challenger Diaz. Demetrius Andrade had been considered one of the best prospects for a professional career of the 2008 Olympians, but has encountered some criticism for the level of competition he has encountered in his first 13 bouts, all of which he won. His decisive win against the 40-year-old but still dangerous Contender Season 2 winner Grady “Bad Boy” Brewer might allay some criticism, but Andrade’s defensive style, while effective, is proving a hard sell for boxing fans.  The undercard featured some entertaining scraps as well.

Quick Results:

Demetrius Andrade over Grady Brewer, UD 10

Hank Lundy over David Diaz, TKO 6 (:37)

Joe Linenfelser over Ruben Galvan, UD 4

Yakubu Amidu over Martin Tucker, TKO 3 (:50)

Chris Singleton over Gabriel Morris, UD 4

Mike Kurzeja over Jeremy Wood, UD 4

Dwayne Wisdom over Paulie Settepani, KO 3 (1:13)

Montell Griffin over Deandry Abron, UD 8

Evgeny Gradovich over Robert Da Luz, UD 6

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