Cruiserweight Hollowell tops Butler in eight Fields victorious welterweight

Daniels prevails in 10 rounds

September 25, 1998|By Alan Goldstein | Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF

After close to six months of posturing and taunting, area cruiserweights Courtney Butler, Baltimore, and Darryl Hollowell, Ellicott City, finally got it on at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie last night. And it was Hollowell who got the final word.

Trailing on the score cards after six rounds, Hollowell floored Butler with a right hand near the end of the seventh round.

Butler (19-4-1) beat the count and finished the round on wobbly legs. Sensing victory, Hollowell used another booming right to drop an exhausted Butler again. He barely regained his feet, but a barrage of punches by Hollowell (9-6) convinced referee Bill Holmes to stop it at 1: 10 of the eighth round.

Unbeaten Washington welterweight Anthony Fields (9-0) showed he was ready to step up in class by dominating journeyman Benji Singleton (18-40-4), Charlotte, in their eight-round bout.

Boxing master Alphonso Daniels, Riverdale, did everything short knocking out Robert Muhammad, Atlanta, in sweeping their 10-round middleweight bout.

Daniels (20-4-1) used his darting left-handed style and quick combinations to keep the shorter Muhammad (6-9-1) off balance throughout the bout.

Heavy-handed Baltimore light-heavyweight George Barksdale needed only 1: 51 of the first round to stop Walter Linkins, Ellicott City, in their scheduled four-rounder. Super middleweight Beethoven Scotland (12-4-2), Hyattsville, breezed to a six-round victory over Dennis McKinney (3-6-1), Fort Riley, Kan.

Pub Date: 9/25/98

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