Palmetto Boxing promotions put on another
exciting boxing/mmma card at the Township Auditorium in Columbia SC
on Thursday, October 28th. Chris Fitzpatrick and Mark Anderson
highlight the show with dominating knockouts and Joseph Rabotte
upsets Taurus Sykes.
Mark Anderson TKO 4 Travis White (Super
Mark Anderson made is pro debut at Super Middleweight against Travis
White and got a thoroughly dominating knockout. Anderson who came in
a 166lbs vs Travis White 166.5lbs clearly was better conditioned in
this fight as Travis White has the appearance of a Light
Heavyweight. It showed in the fight as White appeared to be weight
drained and sluggish. They split the first two rounds of a scheduled
four rounder but Anderson began to annihilate White midway through
the third round and score four knockdowns in the fight when it was
stopped in the fourth round. Many people thought the fight should
been stopped earlier as White appeared to be a walking mannequin
unable to defend himself from the relentless barrage of power shots
from Anderson. Anderson appeared to be the best of the debuting crop
of prospects that promoter Andrew Stokes put on last night.
Gilbert Jacobs MD 6 Pete Yates (Light Heavyweight)
The fifty-seven year old Gilbert Jacobs fought tough chinned Pete
Yates to a methodical six round majority decision to improve to 2-3.
Yate's unorthodox boxing skills were no match for Jacobs clean jabs
and forced Yates to throw sloppy and wide hooks to try and land
anything on Jacobs.
Joseph Rabotte SD Taurus Sykes (heavyweight)
Sykes who has been in with the veritable whos who of top 10
heavyweights for the past five years ( Alexander Povetkin, Sam
Peter, Hasim Rahman) came in seemingly poor condition for the eight
round fight against Rabotte. Sykes ability to use the left jab
especially when Rabotte tried to get inside was not utilized enough
in the fight. Rabotte’s ability to use quick combinations on the
inside and near the end of the rounds allowed him to steal several
rounds. They had to be pulled apart after the eight round as Sykes
was frustrated and might have felt he would lose the fight. Rabotte
won the UNBC Americas heavyweight Title although the score card of
79-71 for Rabotte may have been too much as this writer thought
Rabotte won by two to three rounds.
Chris Fitzpatrick KO2 Rashard Sanders
Chris Fitzpatrick whose weight has fluctuated throughout his career
seems to have found his weight class at middleweight. He took on a
game opponent in Rashard Sanders who was able to capitalize on
Fitzpatrick's predictable upper body movement in the first round. In
the second round Fitzpatrick made some major adjustments and
increased his punch output by 20-30 punches from the previous round.
His tremendous body attack usually landed flush to the body of
Sanders while Sanders who did not pick his shot would keep attacking
Fitzpatrick's body even when he was doing a great job of using his
arms to protect his body. With a minute to go Fitzpatrick seemed to
outclass Sanders and put together a beautiful flurry against sanders
in the corner towards the end of the second round that was the
demise of Sanders. Fitzpatrick threw a right hook to the body
followed by two left hooks to the body and a left hook to the head
that left Sanders gasping for air and the referee with no choice but
to stop the fight.
Broderick Antoine 6rd UD Jamar Saunders (juniorwelterweight
Antoine put on a spectacular display of boxing skills as he
methodically picked apart the game Sanders in what could have easily
have been a main event on an ESPN Friday Night Fight.
Maurice Jeter TKO1 Michael Whitaker(juniorwelterweight)