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Greg Haugen’s New Company Promotes First Show

by on Apr.12, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

His Son Stopped on the Undercard

By Ricardo Ibarra

Former world lightweight champion and one of the best fighter ever to come out of the Pacific Northwest, Greg “The Mutt” Haugen, made his first foray into the promotional side of the boxing business under the banner Haugen-Cintron-Canin Promotions last Saturday night at the Vision Quest Sports and Fitness in Auburn, Washington. Presenting a stacked seven bout card, Haugen and company put on a highly entertaining, well matched show with seven quality fights featuring some of the best young fighters in the region
In the main event, unbeaten heavyweight Jonte Willis (6-0 3KOs 207 ½ lbs.) scored a third round TKO over Corey Williams (4-10-2 2KOs 268 lbs.). Willis, who hails from Tacoma, Washington, had been on hiatus for over a year but did not show any obvious signs of ring rust. He quickly went to work in the first round, unloading thudding jabs and digging in to the body with hard right hooks. Williams, of Denver, Colorado, fired back gamely but failed to land anything of consequence. (continue reading…)

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Beltran Knocks Out Torres in Tacoma

by on Jan.11, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

By Ricardo Ibarra
Photo by Bernardo Ibarra

TACOMA, WA, January 10, 2010 — On Saturday night a sold out crowd packed the Emerald Queen Casino showroom for Brian Halquist Productions 75th installment of the Battle at the Boat boxing series. For the last decade the series has been one of the most consistent boxing shows in the country and plans for a busy 2010 season kicked off with a stacked six bout fight card, headlined by an exciting main event.



In a scheduled ten round Jr. Welterweight match-up, Freddie Roach protégé Raymundo Beltran (23-4 15KOs 137 lbs.) scored one of the most vicious knockouts seen in recent years, stunting the career of Othello, Washington’s David Torres (21-2 13KOs 136 ½ lbs.) via seventh round stoppage.

Early in the fight the always aggressive Torres seemed to have the right formula for defeating the taller Beltran as he pressed the action, landing hard hooks to the mid-section and pushing Beltran to the ropes. But in the second round Torres abandoned his attack to the body and began to focus solely on the head, letting loose with wild hooks upstairs. Beltran used this aggression to his advantage and began to find his mark with counter left hooks as Torres rushed in. The two traded momentum in rounds three and four as Beltran remained effective from the outside with stiff jabs and quick combinations, while Torres found success when he worked his way in behind double jabs and unloaded in close. (continue reading…)

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