Professional boxing made its second stop of the year in Laurel Saturday night. After a successful first event back in February, BareKnuckle Promotions brought the second round of professional boxing – along with several amateur fights – to the city at the L.T. Ellis Center in an event called “Independence Weekend Brawl.”
Roy Jones Jr. was in attendance at the event. The former American professional boxer, now boxing trainer who holds dual American and Russian citizenship, is the trainer for Shady Gamhour who was featured in one of the night’s co-main events. Gamhour, a Sweden native now living in Florida, defeated Daniel Danner by knockout two minutes and 16 seconds into the first round.
In the second and final co-main events of the night, Lanardo Tyner defeated Gundrick King via the referee’s decision to call the fight in the fifth round.
The following are the list of amateur and professional fights that were held Saturday night at a packed house inside the L.T. Ellis Center:
Amateur Fight: Jordan Thrasher and Ethan Jackson faced off in a three-round developmental fight with no voted counted and no winner declared.
Amateur Fight: Nate Lackey was declared the winner by abandonment in the first round of his match vs. Austin Cochran.
Amateur Fight: Amir Smith defeated Devarius McClendon in three rounds by unanimous decision.
Professional Fight: Louis Hernandez defeated Gedric Wycoff by unanimous decision after three full rounds.
Professional Fight: James Wilkins defeated Quantae Mitchell by way of the referee’s decision to stop the fight in the third round.
Professional Fight: Jeremiah Williams defeated Dustin Nichols in just two rounds, as Nichols was unable to answer the bell in the third round.
Professional Fight: Shady Gamhour defeated Daniel Danner in the co-main event by knockout just two minutes and 16 seconds into the first round.
Professional Fight: In the main event, Lanardo Tyner defeated Gundrick King vía the referee’s decision to end the fight in the fifth round.
(Brad Crowe also contributed to this article)