Local heavyweight Phipps dominates Waller to climb to 14-2


August 13, 2004|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Baltimore heavyweight Jed Phipps dominated Jason Waller with hooks, overhand rights and uppercuts on the way to a lopsided six-round decision last night at Du Burns Arena.

Phipps (14-2, eight knockouts) also looked good defensively, earning his third straight win against Waller (26-24-3, 19 KOs) of Front Royal, Va.

"I hurt him here and there, but I think I went into defensive mode more than I wanted to," said Phipps, who is trained by Adrian Davis and will fight again on Sept. 11. "This guy's record is deceiving. He's been in with Vassiliy Jirov, Shannon Briggs and Andrew Golota, and now, I've beaten him."

In an earlier bout, Ellicott City lightweight Mike Ricasa floored Atlantic City's Leon Williams once in the first and second rounds, the last time for a knockout in a scheduled four-rounder.

Ricasa, 38, moved to 2-0 with his first knockout. Williams is 0-2.

In another bout, Baltimore middleweight Mike Paschall (2-0) dropped Ed Graves (0-2) of Washington in the second round and knocked him out at 2:35 of the fourth.

In other bouts, Owings Mills heavyweight James Thompson (5-2, three KOs) earned a unanimous decision over Atlantic City's Al Torres (1-11-2), and Laurel lightweight Joey Van Daniker (4-1-1, three KOs) fought to a draw with Philadelphia's Kevin Carmody (1-1-1).

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