By Jose Reyes at ringside
Peacemaker Promotions in association with Unopposed Promotions presented a nine bout boxing card billed as “Knockin’ in the Rock” this Saturday night at The Village in Little Rock, Arkansas. In the main event, lightweight Rashad Ganaway (10-1-1, 7 KOs) put on a boxing clinic over the well experienced journeyman fighter Marty Robbins (22-44, 15 KOs). Ganaway’s boxing skills earned him a shutout unanimous decision, scored 80-72 by all judges.
The win put Rashad back in the win column after suffering controversial decision setbacks in his last two fights. His most recent was a split decision loss to Gerardo Robles, and before that a disputable draw in a ten round NABC lightweight title fight versus Jesus “El Matador” Chavez’ younger sibling Jaime Sandoval. With the win Ganaway moves on to a possible title fight versus another lightweight prospect Sharif Bogere (9-0, 6 KO) in July.
“We worked hard in the gym and got to display our efforts for the crowd tonight. It was great to get back on the winning track after my last fight two weeks ago, we are currently protesting that decision against Robles, we tried to have the rematch with him tonight on this card but his team said they would not do it,” stated Ganaway to the press.
The co-main event featured light heavyweight Ray Smith (9-3, 2 KOs) who scored a TKO at 2:22 of the first round over the outgunned Dominique Azeez (2-17, 2 KOs).
On the undercard, Little Rock light welterweight “Hollywood” Jon Swain (3-0) continued his winning ways over former amateur standout Jamar Hampton (0-1) who was making his professional debut. Hampton suffered a cut above his right eyebrow from a punch but fought bravely to no avail as Swain was awarded the unanimous decision win by scores 40-36 twice and 39-37 over four rounds.
Heavyweight Randy Johnson (2-1 2 KOs) scored a TKO victory over Michael Lunsford (0-1) at the :23 mark of the second round.
Heavyweight Kevin Bookout (2-0) won by disqualification over Joshua Harris (0-5 ) who continued to wrestle down Bookout to the canvas despite several warnings by the referee not to do so.
Light-middleweight Marcus Willis (3-0-1 2 KOs) stopped Yolexcy Leiva (2-1, 2 KOs) at the :33 second mark of the third round in an evenly matched affair of unbeatens.
Light heavyweight Terrence Woods (4-0 3KOs) scored a vicious knockout win over Eric Howard (11-16-1 6 KOs) at just 51 seconds of the first round.
Quinton Willis (3-0-1) outgunned Brandon Oldham (0-1) in a second round stoppage.
Lightweight Alicio Castaneda (6-1 3KOs) beat Greg Cogshel (0-1) in a 3rd round TKO.