KO DRUGS BOXING Marvin, Lane score outstanding wins for championships
Mike Marvin of Liberty and Shaun Lane of Hubbard highlighted the finals of the KO Drugs boxing tourney.
By BOB ROTH
HUBBARD -- Thirty-four champions were crowned Wednesday at Hubbard High School as the 15th annual KO Drugs High School Boxing Tournament end.
Twenty-seven of 32 bouts were determined by decision. Two ended in defaults.
Among the tournament's best boxers were Liberty's Mike Marvin, the super-middleweight champion in the upper-class division, and Hubbard's Shaun Lane, the middleweight champ in the underclass division.
Marvin went to 4-0 by winning a split decision over Sharon's Robert Williamson, who went to 2-1. It was Williamson's first loss in three years of KO Drugs fighting.
Lane went to 3-0 by stopping Champion's Anthony Hrcsovsky in round one.
With the contrast in styles between Marvin (an orthodox slugger) and the southpaw boxing Williamson, it was the best fight of a night.
"I thought I had the first two rounds and he took the third, but he is plenty tough," Williamson said.
Marvin said, "I just tried to stay on top of him and not let him work his southpaw magic."
Leonelli goes to 4-0
Wilson's Dominic Leonelli improved to 4-0 with an upper-class lightweight win over Tom Fiscus from Struthers.
Fiscus said, & quot;I tried to keep moving and wanted to stay away from his straight right."
There were 14 Hubbard athletes in the ring battles, and they finished 8-6.
Campbell Memorial boxers won five of six bouts.
In an underclass female lightweight bout, Hubbard's Sarah Lowry won a decision over Boardman's Ashley Perry.
"I just wanted to give it a try and it was a lot of fun," Lowry said.
Leiann Gigax from Liberty won the upper-class heavyweight title with a decision over Hubbard's Nyelia Page.
"I knew I could turn the fight around because I could feel her getting tired," Gigax said.