BOXING: Federal Way's Thompson wins national TV debut | VIDEO
May 26, 2012 · Updated 12:00 PM
Mirror staff reports:
Federal Way boxer Vincent Thompson won his first bout on national TV by defeating Joell Godfrey on May 25 in ESPN's Friday Night Fights.
Thompson (11-0, 2 KOs) defeated Tennessee fighter Godfrey (14-7-1, 6 KOs) with a unanimous decision in the eight-round heavyweight matchup. Judges scored the fight 80-72, 80-72 and 78-74. (WATCH THOMPSON'S FIGHT HERE)
Boxinginsider.com reports that Thompson controlled the fight from the start against a passive Godfrey, and at one point, knocked one of Godfrey's contact lenses out.
Former lightweight title challenger Ji-Hoon “Volcano” Kim (24-7, 18 KOs) defeated lightweight Alisher “Ali” Rahimov (23-1, 12 KOs) in the 10-round main event. The fight was held in St. Charles, Mo.