“PEE WEE” STANDS TALL YET AGAIN,
PUT AWAY SCHALL IN AN INDIANA MINUTE
IN MAIN EVENT ON SHOXC: ELITE CHALLENGER SERIES
Friday, Oct. 10, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME,
The Horseshoe Casino Outside Chicago
HAMMOND, Ind. (Oct. 11, 2008) – Promising, unbeaten heavyweight Dave “Pee Wee’’ Herman of Bloomington, Ind., improved to 12-0 with a 1:06, first-round TKO over Kerry “Meat Truck’’ Schall (21-11) of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the main event Friday on ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series.
Los Angeles-based ProElite, Inc.’s live fight division, EliteXC presented the crowd-pleasing event from the Horseshoe Casino outside Chicago. It aired on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
ShoXC, a presentation of Los Angeles-based ProElite, Inc.’s live fight division, EliteXC, showcases young, talented fighters in tough matchups. A springboard for the future stars and champions of EliteXC, ShoXC is patterned after the SHOWTIME boxing series ShoBox: The New Generation.
Schall got Herman’s attention with a huge overhand right hand approximately a half-minute in.
But the shot only seemed to invigorate and anger Herman, who retaliated with a vengeance. He connected with a series of knees that dropped Schall and then finished off the veteran, who complained afterward about a low blow, with three punches while he was down and defenseless.
“I may have got hit, but I didn’t feel it,’’ said Herman, who improved to 3-0 for EliteXC and 2-0 on SHOWTIME. “I don’t care who I fight next but I hope it is as soon as possible. Actually, I would like to fight on the EliteXC Nov. 8 card on SHOWTIME.’’
OTHER SHOWTIME TELEVISED FIGHTS
Mamed Khalidov (18-3-1), 200½ pounds, Olsztyn, Poland, KO 2 (strikes, 4:53) over Jason Guida (17-18), 204½, Schaumburg, Ill. Noteworthy: Khalidov, making his United States, EliteXC and SHOWTIME debut, upped his unbeaten streak to 13 (12-0-1) … The Case of the Missing Mouthpiece: The fight was stopped at about the one-minute mark of the second round for approximately 90 seconds while not one – but two – referees circled the cage searching for Guida’s mouthpiece.
Anthony “The Recipe’’ Lapsley (14-3), 170 ½, Fort Wayne, Ind., majority decision (30-27 twice and 29-29) over game, tough Mike Stumpf (10-2), 172 ½, Crystal Lake, Ill. Noteworthy: The fight was Lapsley’s 17th in his 28-month pro career … Stumpf, making his EliteXC and SHOWTIME debut, had a four-fight winning streak end. Quote-worthy: “Mike was definitely one of the toughest guys I’ve fought, but I was never hurt and if I lost a round, I couldn’t tell you which one,’’ Lapsley said. “I add an ingredient each time I fight. Tonight, it was heart. I got tired but there was no quit in me.’’
Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko (30-5), 184 ½, Omsk, Russia, TKO 2, over Robert “Bubba” McDaniel (12-5), 183 ½, Wichita Falls, Tex. McDaniel seemed to control a hard-fought, close first round, but was nailed with a flying knee to the chest in the closing second. He collapsed to the canvas, but could not make it to his feet during the break. The bell sounded for the second round, but McDaniel was still down and the fight was stopped. Noteworthy: The victory was Shlemenko’s seventh straight, all inside the distance and all in the first or second round. Quote-worthy: “The fight didn’t go exactly like I planned,’’ the winner said. “It was my first fight after a layoff and I was nervous. He was a good opponent.’’
Lyle “Fancy Pants’’ Beerbohm (8-0), 161 ½, Spokane, Wash., TKO 1 (cuts), over Brazilian Rafaello “Tractor” Oliveira (5-1), Nashville, Tenn. After an exciting five minutes of non-stop action, the fight was stopped due to a severe cut over Oliveira’s left eye. Quote-worthy: “I don’t care who wins the fight between Nick Diaz and Eddie Alvarez. I will beat up either of them,’’ said Beerbohm, who was making his sixth start in 2008 and ninth since his pro debut in August 2007. … Said Oliveira: “I got caught, it happens to the best. This is very disappointing. It was the opportunity of my lifetime.’’
Matt Jaggers (8-4), 141, Newcastle, Ind., won a unanimous decision (30-27 and 30-26) over Orville Smith (8-1), 139, Indianapolis; Jared “The Spider’’ McMahon (8-0-1), 140, Schererville, Ind., submitted (rear naked choke) Jacob Hey (4-10), 141, Granite City, Ill.; Jeff Cox (11-6), 160, Cleveland, Ohio, submitted (guillotine choke) Jay Ellis (9-25), Milwaukee, Wis., at 0:22 of the first round; Tiawon Howard (6-1), 175, Cleveland, submitted (rear naked choke) Johnny Hughes (14-7), 175, Newcastle, Ind.; Josh Barnes (1-0), 269 ½. Muncie, Ind., TKO 1 (strikes, 2:22) Jeremy “Tiny’’ Norton (9-4), 363, Indianapolis; Deray Davis (3-0), 170 ½, Hammond, Ind., submitted (armbar) John Kuhner (1-1), 169 ½, Columbus, Ohio, at 3:53 of second round.
Friday’s televised fight card will be replayed next Thursday, Oct. 16, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME TOO. It will be available ON DEMAND beginning Monday, Oct. 13.
A world championship doubleheader will highlight the EliteXC telecast Saturday, Nov. 8, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast) from the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nev.
Two talented, crowd-pleasing fighters at the tops of their game will be featured in one of the world title fights when “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (16-4-1, 1 NC) of Granite City, Ill., defends his EliteXC middleweight belt in a rematch against Joey “Smokin’ Joe’’’ Villasenor (26-6) of Albuquerque, N.M.
In a sensational matchup in a second world title fight, Nick Diaz (18-7) will throw down with Eddie Alvarez (15-1) for the vacant EliteXC lightweight crown.
EliteXC announcer Mauro Ranallo called Friday’s action from cage side with The Fight Professor, Stephen Quadros serving as expert analyst. The producer of ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series is Richard Gaughan with Rick Phillips directing. The executive producer of SHOWTIME Sports is David Dinkins, Jr.
For more information on the entire card, go to http://www.elitexc.com. For information on SHOWTIME Sports, including exclusive behind-the-scenes video, photo galleries and complete fighter and telecast information, please visit http://www.SHO.com/Sports.
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