Guerrero destroys Archer
Ringside report and photos by J.D. Meredith / Memphis Boxing
Boxing returned to the Fitz Casino and Hotel Saturday night with a standing room only crowd entertained by a
short but action-packed night of fights.
In the scheduled eight round main event, undefeated southpaw Fernando Guerrero (15-0, 12 KOs) faced
off with fellow super middleweight Chris Archer (11-9, 7 KOs).
Guerrero started round one with a chopping left hand to Archer's midsection.
Moments later Archer was down, grimacing from another left to the body. Archer appeared to be fighting out of the southpaw stance briefly but switched to conventional midway through the
round. Chris was able to land, largely by countering against Guerrero who was getting the machine rolling.
In round two Guerrero delivered an onslaught of body punches for most of the round. Archer survived the round by
being slick enough to roll to his right and off the ropes were Guerrero pressed the attack.
In what would be the final round of the fight, Guerrero cranked up the heat. Where Archer could not protect with his
guard, is were Guerrero hit him. Well executed shots flew and ricocheted off Archer's body, forcing him to take a
knee. He would make the count only to be overpowered once again and referee Randy Phillips stepped in to give a
standing eight. During the count Archer's corner waived the fight off. The game Archer would not quit - thankfully
his corner did it for him. Time was 2:15.
Porter stops Harris
Jr. middle Shawn Porter (10-0, 8 KOs), now undefeated in 10 fights, made good use of his time in the ring
with Lamar Harris (6-3, 4 KOs).
To begin the first, Porter scored with a counter right hand and short left hook that snapped Harris' head. Harris
moved forward and remained busy albeit with a lack accuracy.
Midway through the round, Porter hurt Harris with a flurry that sent Harris tumbling to the canvas. Harris made the
count only to be dropped again. To punctuate the round Porter sent Harris to the tarp and made the count but the
fight was waved off at 2:18 of the first.
Both Harris and Porter were cut during the fight after a clash of heads.
Wade defeats Dowdy
In a four round middle bout Dominic Wade (4-0, 4 KOs) commanded the ring against Tyrone Dowdy (4-
20, 3 KOs).
Dowdy could have protected himself better while Wade seized an opportunity, open firing to start the fight. Wade
was sharp, crisp beast that came from all angles.
Dowdy’s corner threw in the towel, but not before he was sent to the canvas three times and had a nasty gash on his
right eye from a slashing Wade punch. Time was 2:25.
Witherspoon destroys Perryman
Heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon (26-1, 18 KOs) took a round to get the feel of his jab while late sub
Willie Perryman (10-20, 7 KOs) landed a few of his own along with a right to the body of the"Gentleman."
In round two, Perryman flurried to open but Witherspoon delivered a right hand that dropped Perryman. On
continuation, Witherspoon chopped to Perryman's body and combo'd with a hook-right-left uppercut that prompted
Randy Phillips to step in and prescribe a standing eight. After the count, Perryman landed a single jab and
Witherspoon retorted with another knock down and the TKO. Time was 2:09.
Wilson outguns Hunt
Mike Wilson (1-0, 1 KO - 211.7lbs) crushed an outgunned Marvin Hunt (193lbs) in round one of a heavyweight bout.
Fights will return to the Fitz on October 3.
The referee for the night was Randy Phillips. Ringside judges were Reccia Mullins, Gerald Deming and Louis Henry.
Time keeper for the event was Mike Taylor. The honorable JD Lyons provided a voice for the event as well as a little
comedy. Lyons, while introducing Fernando Guerrero in the main event, received a bloody lip when his mic was
struck by a Guerrero right hand. Guerrero was merely raising his hand during the announcement but nonetheless
struck Lyons' mic. After getting off the canvas, Lyons joked, "The man comes ready to fight anybody in the ring!"
The crowd loved it.