JANUNARY 12, 2009

Fight Night at the Radisson “Standing Room Only”
January 12, 2009

(JAN 12) On Saturday night, a standing room only crowd was treated to a night of professional boxing at The Radisson Hotel as Shane "The Irish Hitman" Benfield won a unanimous decision over Mickey Stackhouse in a light heavy weight bout that had the sell-out crowd on its feet from beginning to end.

Benfield, 18-2 (12 KO's) controlled the bout from the onset but not without a few shaky moments as Stackhouse, 16-6 (10 KO's) and always dangerous, would find a home for his right hand on several occasions. In the end, it was Benfield's superior skills that took over and helped move him one step closer to a world title shot.

The 10 bout undercard was highlighted by Columbia, South Carolinas middle weight prospect Chris "Fantasm" Fitzpatrick, winning a unanimous decision against Oklahoma native Larry Norwood. Both fighters were undefeated and neither wanted to receive their first loss. Fitzpatrick, 3-0 (1 KO) showed why he is being called the future of the Columbia boxing scene as he systematically picked apart Norwood, now 2-1 (2KO's). Using a quick jab and excellent footwork, Fitzpatrick continuously landed 3 & 4 punch combinations and would move out of harms way before the frustrated Norwood could retaliate with any meaningful shot of his own. Fitzpatrick had an impressive showing in his first fight in his new home town and all fan's watching live were impressed with the 21 year olds ring generalship. "Chris started boxing at the age of 8. He's had over 100 amateur fights and his experience shows, " said Promoter Andrew Stokes of Palmetto Boxing. "We're very excited about his future."

Also on the undercard making her professional debut was 20-year old Angel "Non-Stop" Gladney, 130, of Columbia, South Carolina, and  amateur stand-out made short work of North Carolina'a Mercedes Grey, 130, as Gladney knocked Grey down and out at 1:13 of the first round.

Official Boxing Record of event

Palmetto Boxing would like to thank all in attendance. "We certainly appreciate the fan support we've received, " said Stokes. "Our goal is to continue to provide competitive bouts as we forward into what promises to be a wide open 2009."





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