2 Keesler fighters claim titles at Slugfest III
By Perry Jenifer, 81st Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 22, 2007
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Two of three champions crowned at the Feb. 16 Slugfest III in Hangar 4 are Keesler members.
John Brown, 81st Mission Support Squadron, knocked out all three of his opponents to claim the heavyweight title. The 233-pounder stopped Troy Glover, Columbus, in his opening bout. His semifinal victim was another Keesler member, Jarmin Blanton, 334th Training Squadron. Brown knocked out John Deleo, Long Beach, in the finals to complete the sweep.
David Stapp saved face for the 334th TRS by winning the middleweight championship.
He outpointed James Lee over three rounds, then knocked out another 334th TRS fighter, Eric Minor, before beating K.C. Brawley, 81st Training Support Squadron on points for the title.
Stapp weighed in at 186 pounds.
The lightweight champion, 149-pounder Adam Pellerano, Biloxi, fought his way through three Keesler members. He started by knocking out Steve Garcia, 336th TRS, then stopped Ricky Hart, Marine Corps Detachment, and outpointed Derrick James, 81st Civil Engineer Squadron, over three rounds in the finals.
Each of the champions earned $1,000.