Four of boxing’s finest prospects closed the year with terrific performances this past Saturday night at Cotton Eyed Joe in Knoxville, Tennessee. Fighting under the TKO Boxing Promotions banner, Matt “THE SHARP SHOOTER” Remillard, Mickey Bey Jr., Francisco “THE PHENOM” Contreras and Terance Crawford all posted huge wins as they stayed undefeated heading into the New Year. Said Chet Koerner, President of TKO Boxing Promotions, “These four young prospects are amongst the most highly regarded in boxing. For each of them, 2010 should be a terrific year with great opportunities as they continue their ascent in the sport.”
Fighting out of Hartford, Connecticut, 23 year old Remillard looked outstanding taking a six round decision over veteran Marty Robbins. Controlling the action from the opening bell, Remillard improved to 20-0-0 (11KO’s) while utilizing an array of body shots to break down Robbins, 23-45-1 (15KO’s), over the course of the fight.
Remillard will return to action at the Mohegan Sun Casino on January 29th in a rematch against Rafael Lora for the NABF Featherweight Title.
In lightweight action, Cleveland native Mickey Bey Jr. wasted no time with a first round knockout of Covington, TN. native Donnell Logan. A left hook to the chin was the final punch as the 26 year old Bey improved to 15-0-0 (8KO’s), while Logan moved to 11-19-2 (6KO’s).
Also in lightweight action, Dominican native Francisco Contreras won a six round unanimous decision over Marteze Logan, brother of Donnell. Now based in Irvington, New Jersey, Contreras looked outstanding as he won a unanimous decision over the much more experienced Logan.
With the win, the 25 year old Contreras improved to 12-0-0 (11KO’s), while Logan fell to 26-40-2 (6KO’s).
Also in Knoxville, 22 year old Terance Crawford electrified the crowd with a second round knockout of Corey Sommerville in their scheduled four round bout. With his fourth straight stoppage, Crawford, fighting out of Omaha, Nebraska, improved to 10-0-0 (7KO’s) while Sommerville fell to 1-3-0 (1KO).
Making his pro debut a successful one, Albuquerque’s Joshua Gomez won a four round unanimous decision over Kenny Moore who was also making his first professional start in their welterweight bout.
Prior to turning professional, Gomez, based at Kirkland AFB, New Mexico, was rated # 6 in the national amateurs at welterweight.