Rumble at Remington: Recap with Fighter Interviews
By Adam Ewing, Shawnee, OK, 2/8/16 – Two new Oklahoma State Champions were crowned last Saturday at HD Promotion’s Rumble at Remington.
In the main event, Oklahoma’s own, Dan Tran took on Rege Harrison for the Oklahoma State Junior Welterweight title.
Tran and Harrison went toe to toe from the opening bell. Tran would push the pace, and Harrison would respond with combinations that appeared to do more damage.
Tran started to come on in the later rounds, but Harrison used his superior athletic ability to escape the pressure.
The fifth round of the fight was Tran’s best round. At this point in the fight the momentum was beginning to swing toward the hometown favorite, Tran.
All three judges scored it 58-56 in favor of Rege Harrison. Harrison improved his record to 7-0, and appears to have all the potential necessary to make noise in the junior welterweight division.
The co-main event featured two fighters who are very familiar with each other. Lydell Rhodes took on Jesse Comer in a four round exhibition bout. It was a perfect ending to their trilogy that started back in 2011.
Rhodes dominated fight from the opening bell, but Jesse Comer is almost impossible to knockout.
“He tried to throw me off and start out straight southpaw,” Rhodes said. “My jab was working, my corner told me to keep doing it. There were some spots in the fight where I stopped throwing jabs and timed my right hand. His biggest thing was his power hand was out front. I stopped that with the jab, and his whole game plan was over after that.”
“Tonight he had a granite chin. I hit him with some flush shots.”
All three judges scored it 40-36 in favor of Rhodes.
“It was a tough fight,” Comer said. “Me and Lydell always go in there and put on a show.”
In other action…
Rob Ivins earned his first professional win when he stopped Lucas Queen (1-4) in the first round. Queen hit the canvass twice, and the second time, he remained on his back until the referee finished the ten count.
“I hit him with a left,” Ivins said. “He walked into a very solid shot, and stayed down after that.”
A large portion of the crowd was in Ivins’ corner cheering him on.
“I have great family and friends,” Ivins said. “We all are very supportive of each other.”
Willie Gilbert (1-4-2) defeated Steven Crowfield (2-2, 2 KOs) for the Oklahoma State Super Middleweight title. Crowfield landed the harder punches, but Gilbert was the more active fighter.
The judges felt the more active fighter won, giving Gilbert his first career win.
“You can watch video, but people can change the game plan,” Gilbert said. “I looked at his win more than his loss. I wanted to see what he did well and take that away.”
Cande Rochin knocked out Eric Hurst in only 48 seconds of the first
round. Rochin improved his record to 3-0 with 2 knockouts.
“We put a lot of work in so that happens,” Rochin said. “We just try to do the best we can.”
In the first bout of the evening, two teammates went after each other. Tiffany Alexander and Mistery Neal fought in an exhibition bout that resulted in a draw.
In the coming weeks, look for one on one interviews with many of these fighters only at Brooklynfights.com.
For more photos from the Rumble at Remington check out Randy Carr’s work at Photogbyrandy.com.