Tacoma, WA (May 30, 2015) Continuing their trend of putting on incredible fights each and every time, the Battle at the Boat series hosted their 101st event live from the Emerald Queen Casino on Saturday, May 30th . A packed house inside the I-5 showroom was treated to what is sure to be one of the most talked about fight cards of the year.
In the main event of the evening, Tacoma’s own Mike “Imagine Me” Gavronski (18-1-1) took on Tyrell “Hollywood” Hendrix (11-7-2) in a rematch of their classic 2011 draw which was televised on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. The disdain between the two men was obvious, even leading to an intense scuffle at the previous day’s weigh-ins. The two traded haymakers early on, with neither man able to gain the advantage. However, the always-dangerous Gavronski was able to find his groove in the later rounds, sending Hendrix to the canvas in the ninth. When his opponent was unable to recover before the referee’s 10-count, the hometown crowd went crazy, celebrating their hometown heroes TKO victory.
The co-main event was a short one, with Vancouver native Virgil “Black Mamba” Green (11-4) knocking out Marcelino Pineda (5-1) just one minute into the very first round. A brutal hook from Green sent his opponent to the canvas ending the fight.
In what turned out to be one of the more intriguing bouts of the evening, undefeated Ray “Lightning Jr” Lampkin (8-0–, 2 KOs) took on Yakima’ Andres Reyes (3-1) in a 5 round featured bout. The overly confident Lampkin landed quick flurries and stayed busy throughout the fight. Despite the difference in professional experience, Reyes was undaunted, answering his opponent punch for punch. In the end, Lampkin remained undefeated with a majority decision victory.
Three incredible undercard contests highlighted this incredible night of fights. Those results are as follows:
Jason Davis (13-10-2, 4 KOs) def. Daryl Gardner (2-6-1, 2 KOs) via 2nd round KO
Sean Gee (2-0) def. Antonio Neal (3-2, 3 KOs) via Majority Decision (40-36; 40-36; 38-38)
Guillermo Maldonado (1-0) def. Bobby McIntyre (0-1) via Unanimous Decision (40-36; 39-37; 39-37)
Next up from Halquist Productions, Super Fight League 41, live from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma on Saturday July 11th at 7:00PM. Tickets are on sale now through the Emerald Queen Casino box office as well as all Ticketmaster locations. For more info, please visit www.halquistproductions.com along with the CagesSport MMA and Battle at the Boat Facebook pages.