Clark doesn’t feel sorry for beating opponents early
CHESTER, W.Va. – Travis “The Terror” Clark doesn’t feel sorry for his last two opponents.
The Morristown native won a cage fight on March 30 in Canton in a mere 1:10 of the first round. One week later, “The Terror” terrorized Alliance’s Martez Williamson in a boxing match scheduled for 4 rounds, but ended at just 1:39 of Round One.
“I lost my title belt in just 16 seconds, so no I do not feel sorry for those guys,” Clark said after dispatching Williamson on the Roy Jones Jr.-produced professional boxing card here inside ‘The Harv’ at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort Saturday night. “You cannot tell what’s going to happen. It’s a fight.
“I’m just happy that I got through the fight without being hurt, and if I had to, I could fight against next weekend.”
Clark, who tipped the scales at 203 pounds, improved to 3-0 as a boxer.
“I have plans for boxing,” Clark said. “I plan on getting two more 6-round fights in here and then fight for the West Virginia state title.”
According to Clark’s trainer, Mike Napple, the title is currently vacant.
“I’ve got some things working, hopefully, with Bellator real soon,” he continued. “I’ve also got some cage fights lined up in the next month or two.
“I’ll sword fight if I have too. You know me.”
Williamson dropped to 1-1.
In the main event, Paul “The Pittsburgh Kid” Spadafora kept his record spotless with a unanimous 10-round decision over “Red Hot” Rob Frankel to win the WBC (NABF) Super Lightweight Championship.
Spadafora, who had a huge following on hand, is now an impressive 48-0-1, while Frankel is 32-13-1.
In other fights on the card, East Liverpool’s Joey “The Hitman” Holt stopped Austin “Speedy” Marcum, of Charleston, W.Va., in 2:04 of the fourth, and final, round of their Super Welterweight bout by TKO; Billy “Hutch” Hutchison, of Pittsburgh, took out Damon Antoine, of Akron, by TKO in the fourth round of their scheduled 6-round Super Lightweight fight; Wilkins “The Hispanic Hurricane” Santiago improved to 7-0 with a unanimous 6-round Super Welterweight bout over Mustafah Johnson, of Indianapolis; and Pittsburgh’s Ed Lattimore made quick work of Donnie “The Pit Bull” Crawford, of Winchester, Va., in 1:22 of the second round of their scheduled 4-round heavyweight fight.
- Jones Jr., a former 8-time world champion, was ringside for the entire card. He signed autographs and had pictures taken.
- Also at ringside were prominent fighters Monty Mesa Clay, “The Big Chief” Morgan Fitch, Brian “The Beast” Minto and Kelly Pavlik. Clay, who is 34-3 with 21 KOs, is scheduled to fight inside the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, for the WBC (NABF) Lightweight title on Saturday, April 27. He is ranked No. 4 in the world by the IBF.
- Other celebrities in attendance were Chris Ivory, a running back for the New Orleans Saints, and Brandon Deaderick, a defensive lineman for the New England Patriots.
- Spadafora entered the ring to Johnny Cash’s hit “I Walk the Line.”
- The referees were none other than Tim Wheeler and Dave Johnson, both of whom have worked the Ohio Valley Toughman Contest for years.
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