‘The Terror’ wins in return to the boxing ring
MOUNDSVILLE — Travis “The Terror” Clark’s return to the ring after a year off was a successful Saturday night inside the jam-packed former West Virginia State Penitentiary.
Clark (14-2) earned a 6-round unanimous decision over Thad Berkhousen (5-7-1) in the main event of Revolution Combat Sports ‘Judgment Day’ card. It was his second victory over Berkhousen, who hails from Michigan. The first fight went all 10 rounds with Clark also posting a unanimous nod.
However, Saturday night was a different story.
It was a great fight. It was a great night,” Clark said. “I dropped him in the first round and all I came out of the fight with was a little black eye that resulted from a head butt.”
Clark said he learned a few things from the first fight that helped him.
“I used more head movement this time around,” he explained. “I also used three levels of jabs that really hurt him. I went to the body, the chest and the chin.”
The fight was the first for Clark since he sustained a torn right bicep in his last outing.
“I felt fine. No complaints,” he stressed.
As for the future, he said it’s too early to tell, but his phone will probably start ringing this week.
Other local fighters recording victories in the squared-circle were Clark’s stepson, Abhay Horvath (4-0-1); Bellaire’s Richie Loew and Cameron’s Roger Kupfer (2-0).
Kupfer defeated Jon Cruz in a pro mixed martial arts 185-pound bout.
Horvath won over Leon Fowlkes by unanimous decision in an amateur boxing match at 155-160 pounds, while Lowe won by TKO in the first round of his amateur 145-150 pound bout.
Another local fighter, Stacy Sikole, lost a unanimous decision to Mary Hawes in the co-main event, which was a 125-pound female amateur MMA bout.
Jeff Mycek, from the Beckley area, won his amateur boxing debut. Mycek is autistic.