On Saturday July 23 a capacity crowd was on hand at Remington Park in Oklahoma City to witness an action packed night of boxing.
HD Promotions put together another stacked card that featured Bo Gibbs, Ty Cobb, Rob Ivins, Aaron Chavers and the debut of Elijah Pierce.
Before the pro card there were eight amateur bouts featuring future stars Aaron Morales and David Perez.
Main Event – Bo Gibbs (16-0, 7 KOs) vs. Mikel Williams (8-32-4, 3 KOs) – Super Middleweight (6 Rounds)
From the opening bell Gibbs dominated the main event going to the body of Williams early and often. Williams didn’t offer up much in the form of offense but did do a good job absorbing some heavy shots from Gibbs.
Through the first two rounds, Williams managed to stay upright. Then, in the third, Gibbs turned up the pace and knocked down Williams several times.
Between the third and fourth rounds, Williams was declared unable to continue, giving Gibbs his eighth career knockout victory and professional win 17.
Co-Main Event – Rob Ivins (2-0, 1 KO) vs. Marvin Babe III (0-6) – Heavyweight (4 Rounds)
In the second fight in the Ivins vs. Babe saga, it was Babe who came out victorious.
Babe withstood a barrage of punches in the first and managed to get out of the first only down 10-9.
In the second, with Ivins appearing to have gassed himself out in the first, Babe went to work and put Ivins on the floor several times before referee Gary Ritter called a halt to the action at 2:30.
Look for a third installment since both fighters have a win over the other.
Elijah Pierce (debut) vs. Deartie Tucker (2-5, 2 KOs) – Jr. Welterweight (4 Rounds)
Pierce dominated in his professional debut stopping Tucker at 2:33 of the first round.
Aaron Chavers (6-1, 2 KOs) vs. Ramiro Vidal (debut) – Heavyweight (4 Rounds)
Chavers went to work early landing just about everything he threw at Vidal. To Vidal’s credit he withstood several hard shots landed by Chavers, but in the end, Chavers came out with the second round knockout victory.
Bryan Carroll (1-1) vs. Ken Coulter (debut) – Jr. Middleweight (4 Rounds)
In one of the closest fights on the card, Bryan Carroll picked up a close unanimous decision (39-37 x3) victory over Coulter.
Maurice Williams (debut) vs. Steven Crowfield (2-4, 2 KOs) – Super Middleweight (4 Rounds)
A fight that featured two guys that obviously did not like each other, Williams picked up his first career victory against a very formidable opponent in Crowfield. All three judges scored it for Williams (40-36 x2, 39-37).
Pat Green (debut) vs. KJ Clark (debut) – Heavyweight (4 Rounds)
Green stopped Clark in the first round picking up his first professional victory.
On the amateur card, Aaron Morales defeated David Perez in what many considered fight of the night. Jose Ballardo picked up a win over Michael McClellen. Moragen Ferrell looked impressive in her win over May Jones. Dustin Keil defeated Dawyan Booker. Gabe Orcutt got the win over Kyle Critchfield. Cory Duran earned a win over Sammy Martinez. Terrence Berry defeated Vincent Minicozzi and Carlos Hernandez defeated Corvin Peevy.
Over the next couple of days look for exclusive photo galleries of all the fights from the Rumble at Remington.