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FIght Results: Katherine Dunn

Saturday, July 10, 99
Lucky Eagle Casino
Rochester, Washington
Matchmaker Bennie Georgino
Referees: Jeff Macaluso, Ron Rall
Ringside Physician: Dr. John Ness

The ten round middleweight main event featured Julio "The Cuban Lover" Garcia, 160 lbs, (16-0-2, 4 KO's of Las Vegas, winning a unanimous decision in ten over Bothell, Washington's Tim "Sandman" Shocks, 160 lbs, (19-6-1, 13 KO's). The busy Garcia doesn't pack all that much power but he pressed the attack and laid a good whooping on Shocks. Tim Shocks had to lose less than a pound at the weigh in but ended the evening flat on his back from exhaustion and dehydration. A trip to the hospital also determined that Shocks suffered a fractured rib during the bout.

In another ten round middle weight event, previously undefeated Nick Martinez, 157 3/4 lbs, (11-1) of California was ahead on all three cards through the third round but was stopped by a cut at 46: of the fourth round by Top Rank fighter Tony Snow, 160 lbs, (11-4) of Las Vegas. The close-cropped Martinez was cut high on the scalp during the second round, and received a hefty cut in the eyebrow during the third. The Bout was stopped, however, by yet a third cut which occurred in the fourth and bled from Martinez' hairline just above his forehead. Referee Jeff Macaluso did not designate any of the cuts as the result of head butts, and did not poll the judges before calling off the fight. The TKO loss generated controversy with Martinez' claiming the cuts were from butts. One judge, Tom McDonough, said he saw the butt in the fourth round which allegedly caused the cut. No othe rjudge claimed to see the butt. The Washington commission would allow the decision to be changed if Martinez submits video tape proving that the cut was the result of a headbutt.

This loss was particularly controversial because the World Boxing Board sanctioning body had labeled this pair of middleweight ten round matches as an elimination box-off with the winners to fight for the vacant WBB middleweight title. Matchmaker Benny Georgino had hoped to match Nick Martinez vs Julio Garcia in the title fight at the Lucky Eagle in October. Martinez defeated Tim Shocks several months ago at the Lucky Eagle.

On the undercard:

--In a six round heavyweight bout, Shawn "Thunder" Jewell, 208 lbs (9-6-1, 6 KO's) of Bend, Oregon stopped Troy Roberts, 229 1/2 lbs, (8-8) of Canada but now fighting out of Portland, Oregon, at 1:23 of the third round. Eyewitnesses describe Roberts as a danger to himself and no ornament to the ring.

--A welterweight six had Frank Houghtaling, 148 lbs, (5-6-3,2 KO's) of New York, fighting out of Las Vegas winning a unanimous decision over Chris Huntwork, 148 1/4 lbs, (4-7-1, 3 KO's) of Portland, Oregon. Huntwork knocked Houghtaling down late in the second round, which served to flip Houghtaling's ON switch and get him going.

--A four round bout ended in a unanimous decision for Antonio Santiago, 135 lbs, (7-1, 1 KO) of Baldwin Park, California, over Margarito Navarro, 137 1/4 lbs, (8-13-1, 6 KO's) of Shelton, WA.

--Cruiserweights Nathaniel "Tex" Miles, 187 lbs, (4-14-1, 4 KO's) of Spanaway, WA and Kip Triplett, 183 1/4 lbs, (6-4-1,1 KO) of Eugene, Oregon fought to a spirited four round draw.

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