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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Melson Back on Track

After a wild and controversial fight against Delen Parsley in March, a bout that represented Boyd Melson's first career loss, the junior middleweight got back on the winning track tonight. He defeated journeyman Khalik Memminger by unanimous decision at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, New York.

All three judges gave the fight to Melson, 59-55. Memminger had a strong sixth and final round to prevent a shutout. Though Memminger has now fought in twice as many bouts as Melson, this was only his second time in the sixth round. Melson fought as far for the fourth time. Both men weighed in at the 154 pound limit.

Melson, who was coming off of an orbital bone injury, improved his record to 9-1 with four KOs. Memminger is now 6-9-3 with 3 KOs. Melson, nicknamed the Rainmaker, was profiled by Yahoo! Sports yesterday.

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