(SEPT 13) On Friday night at the
Johnson County Fairgrounds, before a large and enthusiastic crowd,
Emily and Katy Klinefelter were both successful in their respective
professional boxing bouts. Lightweight Katy moved to 4-0 with a
first round knockout victory over Waterloo MMA veteran Lacy Terrell.
After a cautious start by Klinefelter, who felt her opponent out and
landed solid jabs to the body, Katy suddenly landed a short,
well-thrown, crisp left hook to Terrell's jaw that caused Terrell to
stagger and wobble about the ring, unable to regain her balance,
forcing referee Pete Henkels to stop the bout.
Emily Klinefelter (pink boxing attire)
Photo by: Andrew Gilpin
Photo by:Sarah Gilpin
130-pound Emily “the
Enforcer” Klinefelter moved to 6-0 as a professional boxer with
a hard-fought 4-round unanimous decision victory over Missouri's
135-pound Ashleigh “Cool Breeze” Curry. Initially, the 5'8"
southpaw Curry presented stylistic difficulties for the 5'3"
Klinefelter, utilizing her height and reach advantages. However,
Klinefelter quickly adjusted, using ferocious, non-stop pressure
and punches to cause Curry to go into survival mode, grabbing
often, moving, ducking, and tightly shelling up. Curry would
occasionally lash out with a single hard punch, but Klinefelter
would either elude the blow or absorb it without concern and
continue her relentless attack, nullifying Curry's physical
In other bouts, Cedar Rapids native Jeff “the Beast” Farmer
earned a highly competitive 6-round split decision upset victory
over Ohio's Armand Horn, who fell to 13-3. Farmer utilized a
quicker and busier boxing style to outpoint the more powerful
Horn. Making his professional debut, Muscatine's Lance “Layem
Down” Williams won a sensational 1st round knockout victory over
Waterloo's Cody Larson, dropping Larson twice with blazing-fast
combinations. In his professional debut, 6'1" featherweight
Anthony “Machine Gun” Linenfelser used his height, reach, and
power-punching to dispatch quickly Wisconsin's John Lester.
Enobong “The Nigerian Gentleman” Umohette also won an impressive
1st round knockout over Wisconsin's Harold Johnson. Iowa City's
Chris Weitz and Andy Branson put on an exciting 3-round Muay
Thai exhibition. Each took turns dropping the other with
powerful kicks to the legs.