BOXING | Kentuckians Take Part in "Evander's Tribute to Ali"

06/24/2017 08:57 PM

Real Deal Sports & Entertainment’s inaugural boxing event took place Saturday night inside Louisville’s Freedom Hall.

There were ten professional bouts on the full card. Meanwhile, two amateur fights kicked off the event.

Multiple boxers from the Bluegrass took part in the action.

The first professional boxer to fight was Louisville’s Abel Penna Falls. The 245-pound boxer faced off against Miami’s Joseph Benjamin White in a four-round heavyweight bout.

The Falls-White bout ended in a majority draw.

The second professional fight involving a boxer from Kentucky was a six-round heavyweight bout between Lexington’s Robelle Rogers and New York’s Devaun Lee.

Lee won the bout in a unanimous decision.

The last fight of the night featured Louisville’s Carlos Dixon in a four-round lightweight bout. Fans that stayed until the early hours of the morning to watch the bout got their money’s worth, as it ended with Dixon knocking out his opponent, Deangelo Huggins, 31 seconds into the fight.

The win was extra special for Dixon as it was his first career professional fight.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

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