Sycuan Ringside Promotions’ undefeated prospect Shawn “The Sioux Warrior” Hawk upped his record to 15-0-1 with a first-round knockout of Roy “Bo” Skipper in a bout scheduled for eight rounds Saturday night in New Town, N.D. Hawk, originally from Thompson, S.D., and now living in Los Angeles, stopped Skipper, from Laurel, Mass., at 2:57 of the first round for his 13th knockout..
The 23-year-old Hawk, who fought as a 228-pound heavyweight, cut Skipper over the right eye in the first minute and dropped him with a right to the head mid-way through the round. Hawk ended the one-sided bout with three blows to the head–straight right, left hook and left uppercut.
“I decided to move up in weight and try it as a heavyweight,” said Hawk. “It’s definitely possible that I’ll be going back to cruiserweight, but, really, I felt good as a heavyweight; I felt both quick and strong.”
Skipper now has a record of 11-5-2 with seven knockouts.
The semi-main event was on a card at the 4 Bears Resort and Casino.
Sycuan Ringside Promotions of San Diego is considered to be the fastest-growing and most dynamic promotional entity in the sport. Sycuan Ringside Promotions made its promotional debut during 2004, but already has or had six current or former world champions and has promoted and presented world title bouts on premium cable networks across the country.
Sycuan Ringside Promotions has many notable boxers in its stable, including, International Boxing Federation lightweight champion Julio Diaz, undefeated World Boxing Organization junior lightweight champion Joan Guzman, World Boxing Association super bantamweight champion Celestino Caballero, former World Boxing Council welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir, former WBC super bantamweight and IBF junior featherweight champion Israel Vazquez and teenage lightweight sensation Jorge Paez Jr.
Sycuan Ringside Promotions is led by Glenn Quiroga, president; Willie Tucker, executive vice president; and Scott Woodworth, vice president.