Photos: Emily Harney
Super featherweight Toka Kahn “T Nice” Clary (27-2, 18 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Irvin Gonzalez (12-2, 9 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA NABA USA title on Thursday night at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Clary was in command all the way and nearly got a stoppage in the tenth round. Scores were 98-92, 99-91, 99-91.
WBA female super middleweight champion Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon-Espinosa (12-1, 7 KOs) retained her title with a fourth round TKO against Schemelle Baldwin (3–1-1, 2 KOs). The Empress worked over Baldwin in rounds three and four prompting a referee’s stoppage at 1:30.
Undefeated junior middleweight Hurshidbek “Hershey” Normatov (9-0, 3 KOs) outpointed Walter “2 Guns” Wright (17-7, 8 KOs) over eight rounds (79-73, 80-72, 80-72) to claim the vacant WBA NABA-USA title.
Heavyweight Stephan “Big Shot” Shaw (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Willie “Snake” Jake Jr. (8-3-1, 2 KOs). Shaw dropped Jake once in round one and twice in round three. The bout was waved off with Shaw doing more damage in round four. Time was :56.
Former female world champion Kali “KO Mequinonoag” Reis (16-7-1, 5 KOs) scored a six round unanimous decision over Patricia Juarez (4-2, 0 KOs) in a welterweight match. Scores were 60-54 across the board.