After easily taking the first round, Raheem came out and dominated Coleman in the second round. A shot to the gut took Coleman down early. After getting up, Coleman was immediately knocked down twice more with right hooks to the body. Standing up again, Raheem ended the fight with a flush left hook to the face that dropped Coleman for the fourth time forcing the referee to stop the fight.
Quick Results: Battle at the Boat 93
Jason Novelli def. Luis Iniguez UD (39-37)(39-37)(39-37)
Jared Teer def. Dex Montenegro UD (40-36)(40-36)(40-36)
Cameron Sevilla-Rivera def. Mark Garcia TKO1 2:44
Marcello Gallardo def. Corben Page UD (40-36) (39-37)(39-37)
Jeremy McCleary def. Manuel Ortega UD (40-36)(39-37)(39-37)
Zahir Raheem def. Tim Coleman TKO2 2:04
Coleman Weighs Heavy; Zahir Raheem Keeps Fight Going
Tacoma, WA (November 2nd, 2013) – In a wild situation regarding the main event fight between Zahir Raheem and Tim Coleman, extra effort had to be taken to keep the fight on. In a scheduled 143 pound fight, Zahir Raheem weighed in at 141 pounds while Coleman weighed considerably higher. To rectify the situation, Raheem had to gain almost nine pounds in the past 12 hours to meet the newly scheduled 150 pound weight agreement while Coleman continued to cut.
“Zahir is a world class fighter and is the main reason this fight isn’t scratched,” said promoter, Brian Halquist. “He agreed to take on a fight with Coleman who weighed in two weight classes above what was scheduled. We couldn’t have asked for any more from Zahir and we’re very happy to have him as part of the Halquist Productions team.”
Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 93 will take place tonight at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. Six fights are anticipated throughout the night including the main event between Zahir Raheem and Tim Coleman scheduled for 10 rounds of action. Five other fights, all scheduled for four rounds each, will take place throughout the night on the undercard portion of the show. Doors open at 6 PM with the first fight starting at 7 PM.