By Tim Kudgis
CFC presents CFC Fight Night from Lowell, MA - featuring Osamandu Adama vs Grady Brewer, Joe McCreedy cs Michael Walchuk, Vivian Harris vs Shakha Moore plus much more LIVE on GFL.tv! Order NOW & Re Watch for LIFE on GFL OnDemand:
"Irish" Joe McCreedy returned to the ring in front of his hometown of Lowell, MA against Canadian rival Michael Walchuk (9-9). McCreedy followed his ritual of being involved in all action fights when he took on Walchuck. Walchuck was very game throughout the fight but McCreedy was able to notch rounds with his aggression. The judges scorecards read 76-76 even, 77-75 & 78-74 in favor of "Irish" Joe McCreedy via Majority Decision.
Osumanu Adama (21-3) returned to the ring for the 1st time after losing his IBF title shot against Daniel Geale. Adama squared off with perennial upset specialist & Contender season 2 winner Grady Brewer (30-18).
Brewer throughout the fight took away Adama reach by consistently out landing him with flurries of punches. Adama was able to secure rounds when he was able to keep his distance and stayed behind the jab but it didn't seem like enough when the final bell rang. The judges scored the fight 97-93 Adama, 96-94 Brewer and 96-94 for you winner via Split Decision Osumanu Adama.
Former World Champion "Vicious" Vivian Harris (30-9-2) returned to his winning ways by winning a workman like decision against Shakha Moore (11-19-3). Harris was controlling the fight early but the crafty Moore stayed in the fight. Moore had his moments but not enough to discourage the former champion Harris. The judges scored the fight 77-75, 78-74 & 80-72 in favor of "Vicious" Vivian Harris via Unanimous Decision.
Josh Crespo (1-1) spoiled the pro debut of hometown favorite Michael Martin (0-1). The 1st round was fairly even with both fighters becoming feeling each other out. Crespo dropped Martin close to the end of the 2nd round and when he rose Crespo attacked until the bell. In between rounds, Martin's trainer Dickie Eklund stops the fight much to Martin's dismay.
Both Eddie Caminero & Russell Lamour put forth a very entertaining fight. It was a classic boxer vs. puncher. Lamour was busy in the early rounds out landing the tough Caminero. Mid fight Caminero bounced back hurting & flooring Lamour but Lamour beat the count. In the 6th and final round Lamour scored a flash knockdown and out boxed Caminero until the final bell. The judges scored the fight 57-56 & 57-55 twice for your winner Russell Lamour via unanimous decision.
Fan favorite Chris Traietti (11-3) returned to the ring after a 15 month lay off to face veteran journeyman Tyler Seever (13-13-1). Traietti over matched Seever right from the start of the fight. Traietti seemed to land at will busting up Seever throughout the fight. In the 5th round Traietti dropped Seever with a body shot and Seever beat the count. In the final seconds Traietti dropped Seever again and once again he beat the count. The 6th round was much of the same action and it took two more knockdowns before the referee stopped the fight at the 1:50 seconds of the 6th round.
In the opening bout of the evening Bobam Simic improved to (2-0), facing a pro MMA fighter making his Pro Boxing debut Tyler King (0-1). This was a wild and crazy fight with both men throwing a large amount of wild punches for big men. Simic dropped King twice in the 2nd round but King rose to his feet both times until being stopped on his feet when the referee in charge halted the action.