Fight Night at the Radisson III “Standing Room Only”
June 22, 2009
PhHotos to be posted soon!
A standing room only crowd was treated to a great night of professional boxing at The Radisson Hotel in Columbia, South Carolina. ‘Tremendous” Travis Simms and “The Peoples Champ” Luis Collazo both stopped their opponents in a display of talent and skills that mesmerized the 1,500 plus loyal fans of Palmetto Boxing Promotions LLC.

Former WBA Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo , 30-4 (14KO's) wasted no time establishing the fact that he was the world class fighter that fans are accustomed to seeing in fights against the likes of Ricky Hatton and Andre Berto. Collazo dominated the tough and durable Russian David Gogichaisvili from the start with punishing combinations and slick footwork that kept his foe off balanced for 6 rounds before referee Mark Campbell was forced to call a halt to the bout after consulting with ringside physician Dr. Jeff Joy. Gogichaisvili was down twice and in addition received two standing 8 counts during the bout.

Former 2 times WBA Super Welterweight Champion Travis Simms, 27-1 (20KO’s) dropped Marcus Luck with a devastating right uppercut in the third round before going on to seal the deal later in the same round with a punishing lead left hook that sent the Danville, Virginia native to the canvass forcing his corner to throw in the towel before Luck could take any more punishment. Simms continues on his quest back to the top of the Super Welterweight Division and unification fights with all of the current champions in the division.

The 10 bout undercard was highlighted by Columbia, South Carolinas middle weight prospect Chris "The Irish Ghost" Fitzpatrick, winning a unanimous decision against Mickey Stackhouse. Using a quick jab and excellent footwork, Fitzpatrick continuously landed 3 & 4 punch combinations and would move out of harms way before the frustrated Stackhouse could retaliate with any meaningful shots of his own. Fitzpatrick had an impressive showing in his second 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."

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 move forward to what is shaping up to be a wonderful year." Stay tuned for write ups on the rest of the fights and photo galleries.




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