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November 19, 2012

Still undefeated

Lockport's Amer Abdallah improves to 13-0 with TKO win over Cleveland's Tiawan Howard at the Kenan Center Arena



In the fourth, a powerful right hand to the head again floored the Clevelander, but as Abdallah moved in for the kill, Howard was saved by the bell.
But Abdallah’s vicious leg kicks to the body were taking their toll on Howard, who was spitting up blood between rounds in his corner by now and barely answered the bell for the fifth round.
Relentless Abdallah punishment in the fifth closed out the fight. A left leg kick to the stomach dropped Howard one last time and when the bell rang, Howard stumbled back to his corner. Moments later, Howard’s corner threw in the towel and Abdallah celebrated another giant step towards accomplishing his dream.
“I want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting our wonderful sport,” Abdallah told the large crowd after the fight. “I’m proud to be from Lockport. A special thanks to all of our sponsors, to my team and my family.”
Meanwhile, Thompson improved to 14-2 with an 30-27, 29-27, 28-29 majority decision win over Anthony Winfrey of Cleveland in the night’s only heavyweight matchup — a three-rounder.
After a close first round, Thompson landed three great right hands about 30 seconds apart in the second and finished the round with a flurry. Some strong leg kicks by Thompson landed in the third and the Lockportian once again finished the round with a flurry of punches to Winfrey’s head.
“The first round was kind of even, but I knew if I was patient, I could begin to tire him out. He was going hard,” Thompson said.
“He was breathing heavy by the second round and started grabbing me more. Once I felt his power, his punches didn’t phase me any more. He was awkward because he was wild. It felt good to win in front of the home crowd There was a lot of pressure.”

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