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Saturday, August 15, 2009

8/14/09 ESPN'S "FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS"

Harris - Bolanos Ruled No Contest (140 LBS.)

Round 1: Harris was controlling range with his jab. Bolanos landed a left hook to the body toward the end of the round.

Round 2: An accidental clash of heads would stop this bout. Bolanos' head clashed with the left side of Harris' head as both fighters were coming forward.

Overall Summary: After the clash of heads, Vivian Harris collapsed in his corner. It appeared Harris' temple was struck extremely hard. Harris was taken from the ring on a stretcher, but was walking around in the locker room afterward. Harris went to the hospital as a precaution and should be okay. This was very unfortunate because the fight had the look of a good, strategic match-up. Vivian Harris' record now stands at (29-3-1, 1 No-Contest, 19 KO's). Noe Bolanos' record is now (20-4-1, 1 No-Contest, 11 KO's.)

In junior welterweight action, Keith Thurman (10-0, 9 KO's) defeated Travis Hartman (10-14-1, 7 KO's) by a 2nd round TKO. The 20 year old from Florida, dropped Hartman twice in the 1st round, the second time resulting from a left jab. Thurman continued to land a barrage of punches at will that prompted Hartman's corner to throw in the towel. Keith Thurman started his career with 8 straight 1st round knockouts.

In a heavyweight bout, 27 year old Seth Mitchell (13-0, 8 KO's) scored a 1st round knockout over 28 year old Andrae Carthron (3-3-2, 1 KO). Mitchell dropped Carthron with a devastating overhand right.

In another heavyweight bout, 23 year old Deontay Wilder (7-0, 7 KO's) stopped 30 year old Travis Allen (3-5, 3 KO's) in the 1st round. Wilder possesses much talent, but is still a work in progress. His future looks extremely bright after winning a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympic games. Wilder is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and is trained by Mark Breland. Breland, a former welterweight champion, moved from Brooklyn, New York to Alabama to train Wilder.

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Wilder floored Allen with an overhand right. Allen got back up, but was dropped again as Wilder landed a hard, right - left combination.

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