Boxing Result

Griffin Defeats McCreedy

Photo: Emily Harney
Photo: Emily Harney

By Mark Vaz and Scott Ploof at ringside

There comes a time when a fighter has to take a chance in their career to move up to the next level of competition to see what they are truly made of. Sometimes this works out for the best, other times not so much. Unfortunately on this night at the Twin River Events Center in Lincoln, RI, “Irish” Joe McCreedy was not up to the task, and that task was “The Next Great Champ” reality show winner, Otis Griffin. Both fighters landed and traded equally hard shots, however the difference in this fight was that Griffin had solid defensive skills , while McCreedy’s were still in need of some fine tuning. Griffin put the pressure on in the fifth while the durable McCreedy was able to weather the storm. By round six it was apparent that the difference was too much as Griffin almost put the fight away with vicious combinations against his opponent. In the end, it was Griffin pulling out a unanimous decision victory by scores of 78-75, 77-76, and 78-74.

2008 US Olympic alternate and Framingham, MA native Danny O’Connor (10-0, 3 KOs) out landed and outworked James Hope (4-3, 4 KOs) over six one sided rounds. O’Connor worked the body throughout and by round three, Hope was hopelessly out of gas. All three judges scored the fight 60-54 in favor of O’Connor to keep his perfect record intact.

Four-time women’s world title holder Jamie “The Hurricane” Clampitt (20-4-1, 7 KOs) made her return to the ring a successful one as she won a convincing six round unanimous decision over North Carolina’s Rachel Clark (4-3-1, 3 KOs). All three judges scored the fight a shutout at 60-54 on the cards. Clampitt worked the body of Clark at will by punishing her midsection with vicious hooks all night long. This would setup her strong right hand that complimented her attack and gave no chance for Clark to get into the fight.

Providence, RI’s Vladine Biosse outworked and continued to land several combinations against his opponent Jeffrey Osbourne when referee Danny Chiavone called a very quick stop to the fight at 1:25 of the first round. Biosse nonetheless picked up the TKO win as he kept his record perfect at (5-0, 4 KOs) while the veteran Osbourne fell to (8-15-2, 3 KOs).

Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith, the 2008 New York Golden Gloves champion simply devastated his opponent Brandon McGowen in just 45 seconds after landing only one punch. That one devastating punch was a left hook to the body of McGowen that put him down and out on one knee. Smith improved to (2-0, 2 KOs), while McGowen drops to (0-1

Worcester, MA native heavyweight Rashad Minor (3-1, 3 KOs) scored an impressive second round KO over Hannibal, MO’s Lance Gauch (1-2, 1 KO) with a counter overhand right at 2:47. After getting hit with the hard shot, Gauch immediately landed face first on the canvas and referee Danny Chiavonne called an immediate halt to the fight.

Maceo Crowder made his pro debut a successful one as he punished his opponent Duane King over three masterful rounds until King’s corner had seen enough. King’s corner threw in the towel to stop the fight at 1:48 of the round. Crowder (1-0, 1 KO) landed an impressive left right combination that sent King (0-1) to the canvas in the first round however his opponent was able to recover as the first came to a close. Crowder continued to effectively counter King and land bombs until his opponent could not continue.

The seven bout fight card at the Twin River Events Center in Lincoln, RI was held by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports

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