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Friday, May 20, 2011

Melson Wins By TKO

Boyd Melson didn't spend much time in the ring as he improved his record to 3-0 with a first round TKO victory over Hector Rivera last night at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, New York. The knockout was the first of Melson's professional career. Rivera fell to 2-8-1.

Melson strolled to the ring with J. Cole's "I'm Coming Home" blaring in the background and entered to loud cheers from the balcony. As the opening bell rang, both fighters began in the southpaw stance. They circled each other until Rivera threw a wild punch. Melson made a nifty move to avoid the punch and came back with a shot of his own. Rivera didn't feel the full impact of the punch for a few seconds before he crumbled to the canvas.

To his credit, Rivera rose, but referee Harvey Dock saw that he was in no condition to continue and waved off the contest. Melson earned the TKO 44 seconds into the fight. Of the knockout blow, comedian Capone, who inexplicably did a set following the bout, exclaimed, "I heard that punch backstage!"

Ring announcer Joe Antonacci interviewed Melson following his win, giving him the opportunity to plug the organization for spinal cord injury research in which he supports. More information about the organization at justadollarplease.org.

The event was co-promoted by Salita Promotions.

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