Andrew Hernandez stops Dionisio Miranda for the TKO win in the main event
Halquist Production's Battle at the Boat 105 went down March 26th 2016 with a solid night of pro boxing action for the boisterous crowd at the Emerald Queen Casino. The show featured 10 Pacific Northwest boxers - two of whom stole the show with their five round war - as well as two highly skilled pugilists from outside the region fighting in the main event. Scheduled as a ten-rounder, the Super Middleweight Clash between Phoenix AZ's Andrew "Hurricane" Hernandez and Columbian-born, Miami-based Dionisio Miranda lasted through a competitive seven rounds before Miranda had enough and retired from the wear of Hernandez’ heavy power shots.
Hands down, the crowd-favorite fight of the night was the first of two Semi-Main Events - a 162 lb catchweight bout between Issac Tadeo of Auburn WA and Vancouver WA’s Chad McKinney. On paper, the bout may have looked mismatched as Tadeo came into the bout undefeated at 6-0 with 3 knockouts, while McKinney had just 1 pro win against 5 losses. But McKinney did not let that faze him and he came out firing at Tadeo, moving in close on the bigger man and letting his hands fly. Tadeo weathered the McKinney storm and as the course of the fight progressed, connected more and more often with heavy handed bombs. With each punch he ate though, McKinney would just smile and keep on slugging, showing no quit through all 5 rounds of action. Tadeo would go home the winner via unanimous decision, all judges scoring it 50-45.
In the 2nd of two Semi-main Events, Yakima’s Andre Reyes looked impressive in garnering a unanimous 5 round victory over Seattle’s Zach Cooper in a welterweight matchup. Reyes scored a big knockdown in the first that stunned Cooper, and while Cooper recovered to make it competitive for the next 4 rounds, Reyes’ high-paced attack won him the fight via judges decision, 50-44, 50-44, 49-45.
Caldwell Idaho’s Tommy Turner got a TKO win over Tacoma’s Andre Keys midway through the first, connecting flush with a big left that put Keys on shaky ground. Referee Terrence Moody took a good look at Keys trying to recover, saw he wasn’t all there, and rightfully put a stop to the contest at 1:36 of the round.
In a 145 lb catchweight bout, Sean “Beast of War” Gee moved to .500 as a pro boxer at 3-3, scoring a majority decision win over Will Hernandez, 40-36, 39-37, 38-38.
Opening the evening of fights, Professional MMA veteran Gabriel Solorio of Seattle beat Granger WA’s Antonio Neal by unanimous decision (all 40-36) to move his pro boxing record to 1-1-1.
Battle at the Boat 106 is scheduled for June 11th at the Emerald Queen Casino.
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