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Gavronksi Knocks Out Louishomme at ‘Battle at the Boat 100′!

by on Mar.30, 2015, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photos by Mike Blair

Gavronski lands his right.

Gavronski lands his right.

 

TACOMA, WA — Brian Halquist Productions celebrated their milestone 100th Battle at the Boat this past Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino. The long running series has remained the premier venue for boxing in the Pacific Northwest for nearly two decades and continues to give fans some of the best fights featuring local talent and national stars. For this monumental 100th edition, promoter Brian Halquist and match-maker Andy Nance lined up six well-matched, exciting fights that featured some of the best prospects in the region. In the main event, the very popular Mike Gavronksi returned for his third consecutive headline bout at the venue and claimed a hard-fought seventh round TKO over the quick and crafty Maurice Louishomme in a highly entertaining fight.

At the outset Gavronksi (17-1-1 11KOs 162.5 lbs.), who usually employs a tactical approach early in his fights, came right at his opponent, firing off hard power punches and landing with some hellacious one-twos. He was clearly thinking knockout as he pressed vigorously, letting his hands go with shots from all angles. Louishomme (8-2-1 4 KOs 159 lbs.) was at first put on the defensive, but as the first round came to a close he was responding with some heavy leather of his own, making for a some intense exchanges. (continue reading…)

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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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Lampkin Takes on Maldonado in a Great Northwest Match-up This Friday at Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville, Oregon

by on Nov.05, 2014, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Ray Lampkin, Jr. skip roping (photo courtesy of www.oregonlive.com)

Ray Lampkin, Jr. skip roping (photo courtesy of www.oregonlive.com)

After a yearlong lay-off, one of the most promising prospects in the Pacific Northwest makes his return to the ring this Friday, November 7th at the Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville, Oregon. Headlining the Patrick Ortiz Ringside Tickets Inc. promotion, undefeated Ray Lampkin Jr. will take on the toughest challenge of his young pro career in the skilled Ricardo Maldonado in what promises to be an exciting five round main event for the Northwest Jr. Welterweight title.

Fight fans in the Pacific Northwest have high hopes for Portland, Oregon’s Ray Lampkin Jr. The quick fisted ring tactician was once a highly decorated amateur, winning several national titles. Since turning pro he’s gone undefeated in four outings, defeating some very good regional fighters along the way. In his most recent fight he won an exciting four round decision over the battle tested and well respected journeyman Joaquin Chavez. (continue reading…)

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