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Willie Gomez Scores Impressive Win

Willie Gomez got back on the winning track scoring a six round decision over Erik Adame in Chihuahua, Mexico. Gomez, despite a setback in his last outing, contnues to improve and exhibit the skills that make him one of the premier young fighters in the Pacific Northwest. Since boxing has been on hiatus in the northwest due to the pandemic shutdown, Gomez has been making the trek to Mexico to stay in the ring.

According to Gomez's trainer Keith Weir, the fight with Adame was Gomez's best of his young career. Gomez dispayed a solid defense, threw crushing body shots, and when necessary landed counter punches to keep Adame off balance while slowing his attack.

The win pushes Gomez's record to 5-1 with 2 KOs.

In other action, Oregon fighter Miklo Arnold scored a four round decision against Alan Macias. And in her professional debut, Oregon's Kathlyn Martinez displayed beautiful boxing skill agianst Janeth Rivera.

Photos courtesy of Sergio Olives by way of Keith Weir

 

 

Mike Gavronksi Comes Up Short In Battle For Interim WBA Title

Ask almost any fighter and he or she will tell you that the goal of a career in the sport is to wear a championship belt, and if it can get any better, to claim that belt in a televised fight. Mike Gavronski took that opportunity and faced David Morrell Jr in a Fox PBC Fight Night Event. The current pandemic situation has made it difficult for fighters to get in the ring and compete, and that was especially true for Gavronski whose last trips to the ring were wins in 2019. Morrell, while relatively new to the pro ranks, had at least fought once in 2020.

Gavronski opened the fight throwing his left at Morrell's body, and while initially effective, it was only a matter of moments before Morrell began to answer with his right, shooting it over Gavronski's crouched body and connecting to Gavronski's head. Gavronski continued to push the action in close, trying to keep Morrell from gaining any distance, from which he could launch his heavy straight right hand. As the opening round neared the two minute mark, Morrell began to step away from Gavronski to create openings. Gavronski continued to throw his left and right targeting Morrell's body, and he often was able to connect. Then with a minute left in he round, Morrell started to throw more punches and appeared to fall in to a rhythm that saw him land scoring punches. Morrell landed a flurry of punches with under a minute left in the round that stunned Gavronski, forcing him to step in and hold to avoid getting caught again. A quick three punch combination knocked Gavronski to the canvas with fifteen seconds left in the round. Gavronski rose, and walked to the referee as the bell sounded to end the round.

Gavronski came out throwing in the second, but his punch output could not match Morrell. Morrell threw punches with both hands, targeting Gavronski's head and knocking him across the ring. Here is an interesting aspect of this fight, and it speaks to the toughness of Morrell. Gavronski was able to land shots to Morrell's body, and they were not light touches, but Morrell withstood the assault, and shot back with three, four and five punch combinations with an occasional uppercut. It seemed as though everything Morrell threw found its way through Gavronski's defense. The action slowed some at the midpoint of the round, and that enabled Gavronski to mount an offensive charge. Morrell closed out the round throwing his right, but Gavronski held tough.

The fighters traded jabs to open the third round. Gavronski added a straight right trying to catch Morrell when he stepped close. One minute into the round Morrell landed a flurry of punches that again stunned Gavronski, forcing him to step close and hold. Morrell then threw punches that backed Gavronski to the ropes and in the closing moments of the round Morrell landed a right to the body and followed it with a left uppercut forcing the referee to step in to end the fight.

Morrell would claim the knockout victory at 2:45 of the third round.

 

Updated February 20, 2021. The Pacific Northwest Rankings. See which NW fighters make their debut and which ones move up or down in this edition of the rankings. Let the discussion begin - there is a bit of movement in the newest rankings, and some inactive fighters have been dropped.

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Roy Jones Jr Returns to Legends Casino

Bornea claims NABF title, Coyle wins and local fighter fair well

January 30, 2020

Brian Halquist and the Emerald Queen Casino

Williams scores win over Keys, McFarland outduels Neal, DeAlba claims win

January 17, 2020

PureCombat: Battle for the Brave

Johnson wins in main event, a full night of pro and amateur MMA, Kickboxing and Muy Thai

November 16, 2019

PNW Promotions Fight Night Fright Night

Vansiclen and Sevilla-River finally meet in the ring; Hernandez-Gomez continues to win

October 26, 2019

2Pound Sports and Entertainment

Keys outduels Neal, Gomez wins pro debut and Forbes and Corley stage exhibition to remind fans what boxing was once like

August 3, 2019

Langley City Boxing Turmoil on 200th #2

McPhee claims Championship Belt, Aujula rolls to KO win, Pucek announces retirement

November 23rd, 2018

2020 Fight Schedule *

March 21, 2020   Battle at the Boat 126 Brian Halquist Productions Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington postponed

April 4, 2020 2 Pound Sports Fight Night 5 Put Up or Shut Up, Clackamas Armory, Clackamas Oregon postponed

April 23, 2020 Roy Jones Promotions, Legends Casino, Toppenish, Washington postponed

May 30, 2020 Battle at the Boat 127 Brian Halquist Productions Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington

August 29, 2020 Battle at the Boat 128 Brian Halquist Productions Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington

November 7, 2020 Battle at the Boat 129 Brian Halquist Productions Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington

*Subject to Change

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