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Take-On Productions "Battle at the Beacon Theater"
Friday, July 8, 2011
Results: Take-On Productions "Battle at the Beacon Theater"
by Peeloshmee Deonarain


In the night's main event Andy Singh and Eric Ruiz were both making their professional debuts. Singh tried to keep the fight fast paced while Ruiz looked to keep a slower pace and pick his shots. The fast paced Singh looked to connect with his signature jumping knee throughout the fight. Ruiz stalked Singh connecting with heavy shots while Singh fired back with combinations landing punches in bunches which would be the deciding factor in the fight. The judges awarded Singh a majority decision.

Omar Ahmed and Holland's Nisvet Sivac immediately went to work as their fight started with both fighters exchanging punches. Ahmed was able to sweep Sivac several times and work his knees from the clinch. Sivac's nose began to bleed in the first round and continued to do so throughout the entire fight. The second round saw both fighters attack to the body relentlessly and by the end of the round they were both showing signs of fatigue. In the third round Ahmed connected with a right hook that wobbled Sivac, refusing to go down Sivac was able to recover and make it to the end of the fight. The judges awarded Ahmed a unanimous decision victory over a very tough Nisvet Sivac.

Turan Hasanov and Eddie Martinez met in a rubber match after having split a pair of fights as amateurs. There was a brief exchange between the two fighters at the weigh-ins and the fight was set to serve as the mediator for the bad blood between them.

The fight started with both fighters immediately meeting in the clinch, after breaking Martinez kept Hasanov at bay with teeps and leg kicks. The fighters then met in the clinch again and while Martinez used his knees to score Hasanov worked well with his hands. Hasanov's legs showed the effect of the leg kicks by the time the second round started. Hasanov began to wait for Martinez to throw kicks before attacking with flurries. Hasanov connected with a hook in the second round that dropped Martinez and the referee gave him a standing 8 count, Martinez then made sure to clinch to avoid letting Hasanov capitalize after the knockdown. The third round began with Martinez attacking with leg kicks while Hasanov attacked with punches. They exchanged kick for punch until Hasanov decided to go for a flying knee that missed. After going kick for kick they clinched and Martinez clearly took the upper hand in the clinch to end the fight. The judges did not help settle the feud between the two as the fight was scored a Majority Draw. Two judges scored the fight a draw while one judge scored the fight for Martinez.

In the night's first pro bout Douglas Edwards met Sean Hinds in a re-match hoping to avenge his previous loss to the seasoned veteran. The taller Edwards tried to keep Hinds pressed against the ropes, but Hinds was able to fight off the ropes using some solid clinch work and counter attacks. Both fighters connected with combinations and leg kicks, and in the third round Hinds seemed to have Edwards hurt after connecting with a hook to the body. The fight ended with both fighters trading punches and headed to the score cards. Hinds once again pulled out the win this time by unanimous decision.

Pro Results:
Andy Singh def. Eric Ruiz via Majority Decision
Omar Ahmed def. Nisvet Sivac via Unanimous Decision
Eddie Martinez and Turan Hasanov fight a Majority Draw
Sean Hinds def. Douglas Edwards via Unanimous Decision

Amateur Results:
WKA North American Amateur Middleweight Muay Thai Title
Nick Vaughn def. Gaius Ebratt via Unanimous Decision

WKA North American Amateur Lightweight Muay Thai Title
Jay Matias def. Brandon Mickens via TKO in Rd. 3

Elijah Clarke def. Andrew Ballenger via Unanimous Decision
Chris Mauceri def. Andre Laureano via Unanimous Decision
Ariel Abreu def. James Harmony via Unanimous Decision
Tim Amorim def. Niko Tsigaras via Majority Decision
John Nofer def. Andrew Moy via Unanimous Decision
Jose Hernandez def. Jose Cruz via Unanimous Decision
Kevin Sanchez def. Alex Melts via Unanimous Decision
PJ McMahon def. Malik Warwell via Unanimous Decision
Jessica Ng def. Ani Hilditch via Unanimous Decision
Laurie Hyacinthe der. Laurel Holloway via Unanimous Decision
Omar Estevez def. Julio Pena via TKO in Rd. 2
Pablo Rayo def. Daniel Bido via Unanimous Decision
Andre Miller def. Chris Springer via Majority Decision

Photo credit to Steve Ferdman (Bauzen)

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