Watch: Championship matches at the 2015 Logan Toughman


By Paul Adkins

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Five champions were crowned on Saturday evening during the final night of the 27th-annual Coal Area Toughman boxing event at Logan High School’s Willie Akers Arena.

In the featured and final bout of the evening, Chris Holcomb of Madison won the men’s heavyweight championship with a decision over Cody Warner of Leon.

Chris Holcomb fights Cody Warner in the men’s Toughman heavyweight championship bout on Saturday night. (Video by Paul Adkins)

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Colton Taylor of Charleston, a member of the United States Air Force, won a split decision over Travis Whitten of Oceana in the men’s light heavyweight championship bout.

Colton Taylor spars with Travis Whitten in Saturday night’s Logan Toughman men’s light heavyweight championship fight. (Video by Paul Adkins)

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Jake “The Snake” Taft of Raceland, Ky., won via decision over Scottie Adkins in the men’s middleweight title fight.

Jake “The Snake” Taft dukes it out with Scottie Adkins in the men’s middleweight finals on Saturday night in Logan. (Video by Paul Adkins)

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Lyburn’s Josh Blair beat Ronaldo Dominquez of Pineville in a unanimous decision in the men’s lightweight championship bout. Dominquez, who lost a semifinal fight in a decision to Gilbert’s John Hendricks, advanced when Hendricks was injured and could not fight in the finals.

Josh Blair goes against Ronaldo Dominquez in the men’s middleweight finals. (Video by Paul Adkins)

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In the women’s championship fight, Madison’s Sabrina Lambert won in a decision over Kayla Frye of Holden.

Warner advanced with a split decision over Gilbert’s Jeremiah Hatfield in the men’s heavyweight semifinals.

Nine other preliminary bouts were also contested on Saturday night.

Coal Grove’s Mike Sark was a winner over Ryan Warner in a first-round TKO in the men’s heavyweight division.

Taylor won a split decision over Josh Workman of Man in a hotly contested and action-packed men’s light heavyweight bout.

Josh Workman fights Colton Taylor on Saturday night at the Logan Toughman. (Video by Paul Adkins)

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Adkins scored a second-round TKO over Chris Blankenship of Leon in a middleweight fight.

Dominquez advanced with a TKO in the second round over Rick Browning of Amhearstdale in a lightweight bout.

Warner moved on with a second-round TKO over Cody Gooslin of Matewan.

Cody Gooslin boxes Cody Warner. (Video by Paul Adkins)

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Whitten scored a second-round TKO over Jacob White in the light heavyweight division.

Travis “Popeye” Whitten tangles with Jacob White. (Video by Paul Adkins)

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Taft advanced with a first-round TKO win over Denis Idyle of Omar.

Blair won in a second-round TKO over Cody Taylor of Leon in the men’s lightweight semifinals.

Holcomb beat Jason Caserta of Accoville in the heavyweight fight via second-round TKO.

Jason Caserta fights Chris Holcomb. (Video by Paul Adkins)

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Hatfield and Hendricks received byes.

Danielle (no last name given) was the winner of the Miss Ring Girl contest.

Miss Ring Girl 2015 Danielle. (Video by Paul Adkins)

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The parade of boxers before Saturday night’s Toughman. (Video by Paul Adkins)

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Ring girl Cheyanna. (Video by Paul Adkins)

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By Paul Adkins

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(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).

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