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November 16, 2012

Ready to Rumble

'Pride and Glory' Kenan professional fight card is tonight

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LOCKPORT —

Among other locals on today’s card (doors open at 6 p.m., first fight at about 7 p.m.) are Lockport’s Pat Thompson, who weighed in at 205.6 pounds. Thompson (13-2), who has fought in past Kenan cards (including a victory last year) will take on Cleveland’s Anthony Winfrey.
“It’s a little nerve racking out there in front of your family and friends, because you want to win so bad — for them, for yourself and for the gym,” said Thompson, a former Golden Gloves champion, “but it’s what you work hard for.”
“I watched Winfrey fight one time. He’s strong, with knockout power. I’m going to try and use my height to my advantage and tire him out,” Thompson said.
In both Abdallah and Thompson’s corner will be Lockport’s Corey Webster, a popular middleweight in the ring-turned respected trainer.
“Pat’s definitely one of the hardest working guys in the gym. He puts in a lot of hard work,” Webster said.
Sponsors of the event include Local Edge, Mulvey Construction, All Metal Works and Cain, Witlin & Dry Accountants. Papa Leos will provide concessions.
Tickets for the fight card will be available at the door.

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