By Johnny B’
The co-main event bouts at the Danceland Ballroom in downtown Davenport Iowa both went the distance Saturday evening.
CBA and Mid-American middleweight beltholder George Carter Jr. from Galesburg, Illinois retained his titles and raised his record to 11-0, 6 KOs by outboxing game challenger Skyler Thompson over six rounds. Thomson, a hard hitting veteran from Rockford Illinois, was competitive in every round, but fell just a bit short as Carter outscored him in the fast paced match. Judges Pete Henkels, Yale Loiacono and Adam Pollack all handed in identical scores of 60-54. Thompson’s record falls to 12-9, 10 KOs.
In the final bout of the evening, super middleweight Feliciano Correa continuing his comeback at the age of 43, elevating his career record to 18-6-1, 9 KOs, outworking 45-year-old Jason Medina in a grueling battle of elder statesmen. Correa’s efforts were rewarded with a split decision victory over Medina who’s record dropped to 3-13, 3 KOs. Iowa judges Pete Henkels and Adam Pollack both had Correa as the winner while Illinois judge, Yale Loiacono had Medina ahead on his scorecard. Referee Gilbert Richardson raised the hand of Correa as he celebrated his hard earned victory. Feliciano quickly left the ring with his new CBA Latino championship belt.