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Wilson claims unanimous decision

CENTRAL POINT — Central Point’s Mike Wilson remained undefeated by winning a unanimous decision over Melvin Russell on Friday at Rogue Valley Rumble 8.

All three judges had Wilson (18-0, eight knockouts) winning all 10 rounds of the fight, 100-90.

Wilson opened cuts over both the eyes of Russell (10-3-2, six knockouts), landing a right uppercut in the fifth round and right hook in the seventh round.

“I felt like I could’ve gone five more rounds,” Wilson said.

Russell, based out of Kentucky, presented an awkward and defensive style that made him hard to hit, deploying a lot of upper body movement to avoid big shots, Wilson said.

Wilson took a few good overhand rights from Russell, who loaded up for big shots throughout the match. When Wilson got lazy with his jab, Russell punished him several times.

But Russell’s big shots were few and far between, as Wilson pushed him back throughout the majority of the fight.

“We just outboxed him and outworked him,” Wilson said. “We did what we were supposed to do.”

“It was a competitive fight, but I just outworked him every round.”

Another local fighter, Troy Wohosky, also won his fight by unanimous decision, winning a four-round bout at 140 pounds over Kevin Davila of Puyallup, Washington.

Like Wilson, Wohoksy (3-2), owner of Spartan Boxing Club in Medford, outworked and outclassed his opponent, winning all four rounds against Davila (1-5).

Also fighting out of Medford was Abraham Martin, who knocked out Jose Rico of Springfield in the first round of their four-round bout at 185 pounds. Martin (2-0, two KOs) was able to put away Rico (0-4) about two minutes into the fight.

In other bouts:

Marquice Weston of Tacoma, Washington, knocked out Juan Reyna of Brownsville, Texas, in the first round of their six-round bout at 200 pounds. Weston (10-1, six KOs) hit Reyna (6-8-1, two KOs) with a massive body shot that ended the fight.

Victor Morales Jr. of Vancouver, Washington, scored a TKO over Corben Page of Arcata, California, in the final round of their six-round bout at 130 pounds. Morales (7-0, three KOs) improved his standing as a local favorite with his win over Page (5-15-1, four KOs) in a rematch from Rumble 7.