After a successful national showcase on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights in January, Battle at the Boat made its return to the Emerald Queen Casino on March 22nd for another round of live professional boxing.
Main Event: WBC United States Cruiserweight Title
Stivens Bujaj def. Victor Barragan – TKO7 (1:52)
Jeremy McCleary def. Corben Page – MD( 38-38)(39-37)(39-37)
Cameron Sevilla-Rivera def. Juan Carlos Rodriguez – 1st Round TKO (1:32)
Jared Teer def. Sean Quinnett – SD (37-39)(39-37)(40-36)
Harrison Bevens def. Josh Solis – 4th Round TKO (2:33)
Jon Jackson def. Jared Torgeson – MD (38-38)(40-36)(40-36)
Cole Milani def. Mark Garcia – 1st Round TKO (1:40)
Recap by Peter Artman
Recap— Stivens Bujaj (11-0-0, 8 KOs) remains undefeated after a back and forth slugfest which he eventually won in the 7th round by tko to capture the WBC United States Cruiserweight title against Victor Barragan (12-7-0 3 ko).
Despite many people’s attitude about this boxing event being lack luster with cards scrambled together a week before the event, critics were proven wrong from the 1st bout to the main event title fight. The night was filled with action packed fights that kept spectators standing from the anticipation of each bout.
Local prospect Jeremy McCleary (2-0-0) faced Corben Page (4-8-1) in a crazy bout that from start to finish was an all out brawl. Mccleary answered Page’s aggression with sticking and moving from Corben Pages onslaughtand controlling the ring throughout the first two rounds. Third round was an even round with Page landing more strikes but McCleary pushed the pace and still put him in corners. Page edged the 4th starting to get his momentum back but wasn’t significant enough to edge the decision. Jeremy McCleary defeated Corben Page via Majority decision (38-38 39-37).
In the epic last minute main event card, Stivens bujaj (11-0-0 8 ko) faced Victor Barragan (12-7-0 3 ko) for the WBC United States Cruiserweight title only two days from the event. 1st round, Barragan came out controlling the ring and throwing tight position punches and 2nd round bujaj stole the momentum of the fight and returned the favor. The two continued to steal control of the pace round by round and took advantage and kept forward. In the last two rounds, it was Bujaj who used his left hooks and counter jabs to capitalize on a knockdown that left Barragan unable to continue.This bout was round by round the most back and forth fight of the night. Stivens Bujaj defeated Victor Barragan via tko at 1:52 of round 7 becoming the new WBC United States Cruiserweight champion.
Cameron Sevilla-Rivera defeated Juan Carlos Rodriguez via tko at 1:32 of round 1
Jared “blackquiao” Teer defeated vs Sean Quinnett via split decision (39-37,37-39,40-36)
Harrison Bevens defeated Josh Solid via tko at 2:33 of round4
Jon Jackson defeated Jared Torgenson via majority decision (38-38,40-36)
Cole Milani defeated Mark Garcia via tko at 1:40 in round 1
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