Roughhouse boxing rocks Juneau

Friday's fight card featured boxers from Juneau in addition to a pair of exciting women's bouts

Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Marlintini's Lounge kicked off its seventh year of Roughhouse Friday Boxing on Friday night.

The event featured 10 fights, including two action packed women's bouts that got the packed crowd cheering.

Cheri Phillips defeated Jennifer "Kansas" Jimboy in the first women's bout and Alison Treibenbach topped Desiree "The Rebel" Marble in the other women's fight.

In Friday's main event, 44-year-old Juneau resident Al "Mean Machine" Valentine battled Kevin "Big K" Sturgeon from Wasilla.

Valentine made quick work of Sturgen, earning a technical knockout victory at 45 seconds into the first round.

"I threw a left hook at the same time Valentine threw a right that hit me so hard it shook the family tree," Sturgeon said.

In other action, Juneau's Julio "The Haitian Sensation" Gregoire earned a close decision over Johnny "The Cobra" Taunton.

Georgia's Earl Wentworth, dressed in Carhartt bibs and steel-tow Xtratuff boots, defeated Mike "Nice Guy" Edenshaw.

Wentworth battled back in the final round to upend Edenshaw. Both men agreed to a rematch after the bout.

Kyle Bischoff used his athleticism to earn a decision over Kyle Nalan. Bischoff used his speed to tag Nalan with shots and then run throughout the fight.

Nalan managed to catch Bischoff a few times with some heavy shots, but Bischoff picked up the victory.

Bischoff accepted a rematch request from Nalan, and may fight again in November.

In other action, lightweight J.R. Diamonds earned a decision over Shawn "Comeback Kid" Beaird while Joseph George topped Clint Daniels.

Tim Wilman defeated Josh "The Unknown" Hintermeister and Steve Frank proved victorious over Dan "The Hammer" Hurtado.

The next Roughhouse Boxing card will take place Nov. 11 and will feature "Mean Machine" Valentine as the headliner. Keaton Gains will also be on the card.

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