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Pikeville, Ky., boxer Lamont Edney (right) trades punches with Logan's Ralph Francis in Saturday's Toughman event at Logan. Edney went on to win the light heavyweight title.
Pikeville, Ky., boxer Lamont Edney (right) trades punches with Logan's Ralph Francis in Saturday's Toughman event at Logan. Edney went on to win the light heavyweight title.
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The 26th-annual Coal Area Toughman boxing event returned to Logan High School’s Willie Akers Arena on Friday and Saturday nights and there were plenty of good bouts on the card.


A total of 26 fights took place on Saturday night during the finals with the main event — a professional cruiserweight bout between Huntington’s Jason Pettaway and Terrance “T-Rex” Smith of Kansas City. Pettaway outlasted Smith, originally from Oklahoma City, in a six-round decision.


Pettaway improved to 13-1. Smith dropped to 8-16-1.


There were five Toughman championships bouts on the card on Saturday night.


Reggie Dillingham of Charleston won the men’s heavyweight title with a decision over Dustin Pullin, also of Charleston.


Lamont Edney of Pikeville, Ky., was the light heavyweight winner with a second-round TKO over Jonathan Cossin.


Kermit’s Micah Marcum won the middleweight title with a decision over Lawrence Tudor.


Mike Brock of Barboursville took the lightweight men’s crown with a decision over Brandon Hendricks.


The women’s championship went to Karissa “The Cherry Bomb” Singleton in a first-round TKO over Ashley Osborne.


Marcum advanced with a third-round TKO over Chris Justice of Man in the semifinals. Marcum also beat Lawrence Champagne and had a second-round split decision over Heath Cline of Warfield, Ky.


Brock of Harts was a winner over Josh Blair in the second round and victor via second-round TKO over Steve Hensley of Holden.


Edney advanced with a unanimous decision over Zack Gillenwater of Madison.


Dillingham won a decision over Matt Hizer of Foster to advance to the finals in the heavyweight division.


Tudor won a decision over Cameron Johnson of Charleston.


Cossin scored a TKO in the second round over Tommie Spears to advance.


In other bouts, Edney had a first round TKO over Ralph Francis of Logan.


Dillingham, who beat Logan native Bo Darby on Friday night, defeated Aaron Taylor of St. Albans in a decision.


Hendricks, sporting his red, white and blue Rocky shorts, advanced with a decsion over Tom Riley of Lorado.


Gillenwater took a decision over Tim Cline, while Johnson won over Tim Spears in a decision.


In the eighth fight of the night, Hizer, nicknamed “The Hitman,” who was the 2012 heavyweight runner-up, advanced with a decision over Tom Baisden of Dingess.


Tudor then won in a decision over Chris Newsome of Breeden.


Cossin, a Charleston native, took a decision over “Bad (censored)” Bill Gessup of Logan.


Pullin advanced with a decison over Scott Estrathers of Holden.


In the 12th bout, Roy Walker of Amherstdate scored a second-round TKO over Chris Justice of Man.


Spears was then a winner in a decision over D.J. Smith of Harts.


Blair and Cline received byes.


 
 
 
 
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