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Lampkin Claims Northwest Lightweight Title with Victory over Maldonado in Oregon

by on Nov.10, 2014, under Boxing News

Story and photos by Ricardo Ibarra

 

Lampkin, at right, bangs his way into the pocket.

Lampkin, at right, bangs his way into the pocket.

With a packed house of rabid supporters cheering him on, Portland, Oregon’s Ray Lampkin Jr. shook off a years worth of rust and claimed the vacant lightweight Northwest title last Friday night at the Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville, Oregon. In the headline bout of the Ringside Tickets Inc. card, Lampkin scored a decisive five round unanimous decision win over the well-regarded Ricardo Maldonado.

Lampkin (5-0 1KO 135lbs.), who had been inactive for well over a year, appeared reserved and tight in the first round , not letting his hands go as quickly as he usually does, seemingly feeling out his opponent, trying to find his comfort zone. Maldonado (4-2 1KO 133 lbs.), who’s remained fairly active over the past year, worked well in that round, snapping a stiff jab in his opponent’s face, keeping him on the outside and at the end of his punches. (continue reading…)

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