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Results of the Toughman Goes Pro- Professional Boxing Series

Held on Saturday December 16, 2006

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By: Julie McCallum, Entertainment Editor

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'This was the first time for a cage in Michigan', Promoter Steve Coppler said.

The Toughman One Stop Fight Shop and Budweiser presented 2 great nights of Fights.

TOUGHMAN GOES PRO - PROFESSIONAL BOXING SERIES at The Dow Event Center on Saturday, December 16th featured professional boxing matches featuring the Tri Cities best professional fighters.

Kicking off the weekend on Friday, December 15th , was the combat cage events. The Toughman goes in a cage, with the Toughman MMA Cage Combat.

Currently, MMA fighting is the hottest show on cable television.

Toughman spokesman, Steve Coppler says the best extreme fighters from around the Midwest battled in action packed Mixed Martial Arts. "This was the first time for a cage in Michigan," Coppler said.

Headlining the card on Saturday was Eric "Butterbean" Esch, known as the King of the Four Rounders, starting in boxing winning 18 Toughman events. Butterbean has fought such notables as Peter McNeeley and Larry Holmes. His round body (close to 400 lbs), bald head and vicious scowl, make him a menacing (yet highly entertaining) fight figure.

The following are the Results from the December 16, 2006 fights at The Dow Event Center, Saginaw, Michigan.

Eric "Butterbean" Esch, 76-7-4 (57), 385, Jasper, AL KO1 - Joaquin Garcia, 4-3 (1), 222, Saginaw, MI

Cory Peterson, 2-0 (1), 148, Bay City, MI WD4 - Will Diamond, 4-8 (2), 149, Crossett, AR

Ole Thorsen, 1-1 (0), 189, Bay City, MI WD4 - Willie Glass, 0-2, 192, Lansing, MI

Runnell Lay, 4-0 (1), 260, Otisville, MI WD4 - C.J. Glover, 2-4 (2), 274, Bay City, MI

Lonnie Peiffer, 1-2 (1), 172, Parma, MI KO1 - Jeremy Polston, 0-1, 169, New Castle, IN

Cory Hall, 0-3-1, 147, Owosso, MI DR4 - Ruben Torche, 0-0-1, 140, Grand Rapids, MI

Lee Thomas, 1-0 (0), 242, Saginaw, MI WD4 - Lance Anderson, 0-1, 225, Detroit, MI

Attendance was approimately 1300 according to Promoter, Greg Ahrens.

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