WIESBADEN, Germany - A crushing blow thrown by one Bruchsal boxer stunned both his Baumholder opponent and the crowd in attendance at the Hispanic Boxing Celebration at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Fitness Center.
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Dexter Smith was confident at the end of round one during the first Middleweight bout of the evening as he squared off against Karar Margrander delivering blows that seemingly gave the Bruchsal pugilist trouble at the end of round one.
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Smith stuck to the game plan after the opening bell of the second, but Margrander performed worthy of being honored as the best male boxer of the evening. After a couple of exchanges to start the second round, Margrander, landed a devastating blow to the head of Smith leading the referee to stop the contest after 53 seconds had expired.
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In the first bout of the night Heidelberg's Anne-Marie Yaeger squared off against Vilseck's Shaina Vargas for the only female bout of the evening. Vargas speed was unmatched by the Heidelberg Flyweight, as Yaeger spent 1:41 attempting to dodge anything the Latina boxer threw. The referee stopped the contest 20 seconds before the bell signaled the end of the first round.
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Welterweights Mark Webb, Wiesbaden, and Kevin Forst, Mannheim, went toe-to-toe in their first boxing competition. Despite the nerves of entering his first competition, Forst took the prize as a result of literally beating Webb to the punch.
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"He was catching me at the right angle every time," said Webb after the competition. "He was just throwing them and I was just falling into them."
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While Forst's game plan had no serious strategy, it proved good enough to stop Webb. "My plan was just be fast. When he gets tired, start raining bombs," said Forst who like Webb usually trains for mixed martial arts competition.
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In Super Heavyweight action, Ron Wilson, Freigericht, once regarded as one of U.S. Army Europe best, could not match up to the opposing Money Powell, Mannheim, in the seventh bout of the evening. A taller and stronger Powell won a unanimous decision to defeat the veteran.
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Coming off of a defeat in August, Wiesbaden's Daine Watson proved his mettle by outpointing Kaiserslautern's Ronald Grant in Super Heavyweight action for the final bout of the night.
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In other action, Women's Flyweight: Shaina Varga, Vilseck, stopped Anne-Marie Yaeger, Heidelberg.
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Welterweight: Felix Menzel, Freigericht, stopped Nathan Rodriguez, Wiesbaden; Phil Menagh, Kaiserslautern, stopped Roy Hammonds, Wiesbaden; Kevin Forst, Mannheim, stopped Mark Webb, Wiesbaden.
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Middleweight: Karar Margrander, Bruchsal, stopped Dexter Smith, Baumholder; Christian Markovic, Freigericht, stopped John Tice, Kaiserslautern.
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Super Heavyweight: Money Powell, Mannheim, outpointed Ron Wilson, Freigericht, 5-0; Ramon Sharriff Rivera Sanchez, Wiesbaden, outpointed Ricardo J. Montalvon Alamo, Wiesbaden, 4-1; Daine Watson, Wiesbaden, outpointed Ronald Grant, Kaiserslautern, 3-2;
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Uncontested: Nadine Kraus, Wiesbaden; Jessica Fuller, Freigericht;
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Best Male Boxer: Karar Margrander, Freigericht; Best Female Boxer: Shaina Vargas, Vilseck; Best Team: Freigericht.
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