Fight Club at the Creek
Photos and Story by Sue TL Fox
February 25, 2013
(FEB 25) On Saturday night,
in front of a packed house, a Roy Englebrecht Promotions "Fight Club"
boxing event took place at the Little Creek Casino Resort, in Shelton,
Washington. There were five men's bouts, and one female bout on the
card. The event was entertaining, fast-paced, no delays that
we see at times in some boxing cards---and boxing fans got their money's
worth with this night's action.
"Big Lo" talking about the special drawing that would be done througout
To begin the event, ring announcer, "Big Lo" announced that
before the fights they would bring all the boxers "center
ring" and be introduced. He also told the fans that there would be $600
given out that night, from a drawing they were having at the beginning
of each bout. IF there was a knockout, the boxing fan would win $100. If
there was not a knockout, the $100 would carry over to the next bout,
and with the next winner, they would be eligible for $200, if there was
a knockout. These two segments that Englebrecht featured on this card
was a" real crowd pleasure" and it ignited this nights events.
Freddie Miller vs. Avery Gibson
In the first fight of the evening,
there was a heavyweight
four-rounder between Freddie Miller, 234.5, of Spokane, Washington vs.
Avery Gibson, 237.5, of Los Angeles, California. In the first round, the
fight was fairly even, with Miller having an edge throwing the more
accurate combinations. In the next three rounds, Gibson appeared to get
Miller's number, and began to pick and choose his shots at the same time
that Miller looked to be getting tired. Miller lost his mouthpiece
during this four-rounder three times, with the third time receiving a
point off his score.Miller had also lost a
point in the second round for holding. In this bout, out-of-towner Avery
Gibson won the bout by a unanimous decision with a scoring of 40-34, 39-35, and 39-35.
Second bout: This was an "OMG" moment on the card! At the 36-second mark
of the first round,
Eric Dahberg, of Seattle, Washington, who was making his pro debut wasted
in throwing a barrage of sharp, and fast combinations and immediately
clocked his opponent Jake Wilson, 191.5, of Eugene, Oregon.
Wilson still bent down on the canvas after being KO'd
It was truly
a devastating KO, and Wilson dropped down to the canvas, and when he
attempted to stand up, he appeared to be dazed, and the ref and doctor
went over to him to make sure he was alright. The crowd literally went
into a frenzy as the fight was over before it started. The fight was scheduled for four rounds. [The
boxing fan who was picked for the drawing was given $200 cash ringside
by the ring card girl!].
Bedwell takes an eight count in the sixth
Bedwell attempted to headbutt Gavronski in the fifth and six round--but
missed his target,
As winner of the bout Gavronski was cut-free after the bout....
Third bout: In the first six-rounder on the card, Mike Gavronski, of
Tacoma, Washington, 173, faced southpaw Nathan Bedwell, 173.5, Jackson,
Tennessee. In the first round, Gavronski approached the fight with
caution and it looked as if he was not sure how to approach this
southpaw in the ring. But from the second round and on Gavronski took
control of the bout, and continued to outscore Bedwell. In the fifth
round Bedwell threw a head butt, and was warned by the ref. In the sixth
round, Bedwell threw another head butt, and was deducted two points.
Bedwell also took an eight-count in the sixth. Gavronski won the fight
by unanimous decision, with a scoring of 60-51 on all of judges cards.
Crystal Morales raises hand in winning the bout - photo by Sue
last 4 photos
by Mike Blair
Fourth Bout: Female boxer Tammie Johnson, of Lynnwood, Washington,
fought California's Crystal Morales. The bout was scheduled for four
rounds in the lightweight division. Both Johnson and Morales did women's
boxing proud when they had an action-packed fight throughout the rounds.
In this bout, Morales came out fast and hard in the first round---and never let up.
She was in tremendous shape, and she had absolutely no intention of
leaving any doubt as to who would win this fight in the judges eyes.
Morales has been training down in California, with world champion Mia
"The Knockout" St. John, and it apparently worked very well for Morales.
In the fourth round, Morales taunted Johnson, and waving her hands at
Johnson, saying "come on " and Morales continued that mode of thinking
until the end of the fight.
Final judges scores were 40-36, and that is what I also scored the
Isaac Tadeo vs. Carl Hill
Fifth bout: Isaac Tadeo, 150.5, of Kent, Washington, vs. Carl Hill,
149.5, in a four-round bout. This was really a tough call as these
boxers were very close in the scoring. Throughout the fight, they traded
punches, with Hill being more of the aggressor. Final judges scores were
38-38, 39-37, and 39-37. I had the fight a draw at 38-38, and would have
liked to have seen this fight called a draw because of the closeness and
rematched these two in a six rounder on a later card.
Main Event - Sixth Bout in the "Battle of the Heavyweights" featuring
Vince Thompson vs. Geovanni (Gio) Sarran, 3-4-0, of Palmdale,
California. Thompson, hometowner, from
Federal Way, Washington, with an undefeated record of 12-0-0 (2KO), came
out in the first round in a storm. He pressed the action and
forced Sarrah to cover up, taking several shots from Thompson.
Thompson came out in the second round and continued to try and force the
In the third round on...as Ricardo Ibarra described in a fight report on
Boxing Prospects, said the following:
"The third round saw more leaning and holding than boxing. Thompson
abandoned the effective double jab and left while Sarran tried to back
Thompson on to the ropes. Sarran was more active in the fourth round as
he backed Thompson around the ring. At one point Sarran did back
Thompson against the ropes and while he had him there Sarran was able to
land shots to Thompson's body.
Sarran, in the fifth round, again tried to keep Thompson on the move and
pin him down so he could fight on the inside. Thompson countered the
move well enough to establish some distance and fire his jab to keep
Sarran from moving in. Sarran proved his toughness as he took a few
solid punches and kept coming forward. Sarran kept coming forward in the
sixth while Thompson regained some accuracy and caught Sarran fairly
often. The men resorted to some leaning and holding at the midpoint, and
when in close Sarran tried to sneak punches inside up the middle.
At the end of six rounds one judge scored the fight 58-55; the second
scored it 59-54; and the third scored it 60-53 all in favor of the still
unbeaten Vince Thompson."
Sarran's corner yelled out periodically "he [Thompson] is holding ref".
They also yelled out to anyone within ear shot that Thompson "didn't"
want to fight and that he was "slapping" his punches.
At the end of the fight, when the scorecard was read, Sarran looked
obviously disappointed and wasted little time telling ringside
observers, including myself, "He didn't want to fight. He fought like a girl."
My description of this tough boxer Sarran----One word----Relentless.
I told Sarran after the fight that he was not only "relentless" in the
ring---but he reminded me of an "Army Tank" that would just not stop no
matter what. Sarran is not only "aggressive" in the ring---he is
also a heavy puncher.
I would like to give a special thanks to Roy Englebrecht Productions for
putting on a great card, and having the fights well-matched.
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