By Jose E. Santiago
Photos: Ozzie Santiago
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On Saturday evening at the Westin Hotel, Peachtree Plaza, in Atlanta GA, KO Kings Promotions put on a spectacular event featuring both boxing and MMA. In the co-main event, welterweight “Pretty Boy” Michael Jean Louis (9-0 8 KOS) of Orlando, Fl continued in his unbeaten campaign as he dominated the game and outgunned Thomas Davis (12-11-2 7 KOs). Although outgunned in the match, Davis was able to last the first two rounds and gave as much as he took ending the first round with a jubilant howl and stare down of his unbeaten foe at the bell.
The bravado shown by Davis to end the first served as inspiration to Louis to come out with guns blazing in the second. The second round was competitive, but it was becoming more and more clear who the faster and stronger fighter was going to be. After getting caught with a barrage of hard rights and left hooks in the third round, Davis tried to hold but simply crumbled to his face in the center of the ring. As referee George Chip counted, Davis slowly rose to his feet, but Chip felt he was in no condition to continue. Louis earned yet another TKO officially at the 2:04 mark of round 3.
Possibly stealing the show with an outstanding boxing clinic was Atlanta native Omri Lowther (12-1 8 KOs) as he dished out 6th round unanimous beat down over Floridian David Armstrong (19-11-2 11 KOs). Looking to find his rhythm in the first, Lowther worked behind a steady jab followed by either a left hook or overhand right nailing the charging Armstrong as he came in. In the second, Lowther successfully found his rhythm and countered his opponent at will. The shorter Armstrong was trying to get inside of his taller opponent but the two combatants would simply tangle each other up and would have to be separated. In the third, Lowther was firing on all pistons as he handed Armstrong a beat down for three minutes. Much to his credit, Armstrong took the beating and didn’t give in. At the sound of the bell the Lowther supporters were on their feet cheering for their hometown hero. Rather than attempt to finish the fight, Lowther surprisingly let off on the gas pedal a bit and simply countered in the fourth while Armstrong tried to press the action. The fifth and sixth rounds were more of the same as Lowther continued to beat down Armstrong at will. With ten seconds left in the fight, Lowther unleashed yet another assault that pretty much had Armstrong out on his feet at the sound of the bell. All three judges scored every round for Lowther, 60-54 twice and 60-52.