Gavronski hands Carr first defeat at Battle at the Boat 107


Gavronski hands Carr first defeat at Battle at the Boat 107


13925275_10154262259681007_2223059983124973124_nGavronski hands Carr first defeat at Battle at the Boat 107




TACOMA, Wash. – Mike Gavronski did something no one in Australia could do - defeat Jake Carr.


Gavronski, stepping back into the ring following a 10-month layoff, spoiled Carr's U.S. debut by scoring a sixth-round victory via knock out in their super middleweight matchup in the main event at Battle at the Boat 107 Saturday at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.


Gavronski (21-2-1, 14 KOs) floored Carr, a former Australian super middleweight champion who was fighting outside of his homeland for the first time in his career, midway through the sixth, following up a right hook with a jab that sent his opponent to the canvas.


Carr (11-1, 4 KOs) was able to beat the count, but was immediately in trouble in the corner after returning to his feet, leading to the referee stopping the bout.


Gavronski, of Tacoma, avoided the first back-to-back loses of his career with the win. It was his first bout since losing by TKO to Dashon Johnson on Nov. 7, 2015 in a contest for the WBA-NABA USA super middleweight title.


Gavronski's only other defeat came in 2014 against WBC Silver super middleweight champion Tureano Johnson.


Andres Reyes improved to 5-1-1 with a unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 48-46) win over Ramel Snegur (1-1) in the super lightweight semi-main event.


In a featured bout, Tacoma's Andre Keys (2-1, KO) looked sharp in his 5-round super welterweight contest against Antonio Neal (4-6, 3 KOs), appearing as the 50-43 winner on all three judge's scorecard. Keys knocked Neal down twice in the second round and controlled the fight from the opening bell, leading to the dominating victory.


Middleweight Lexus Pagampao (1-1) picked up his first career victory by defeating Bobby McIntyre (0-3) by unanimous decision (39-37, 39-37, 39-37) in the opening bout.


Also on the undercard, Gabriel Solorio (2-2-1) defeated Drew Brokenshire (1-1) by majority decision (38-38, 40-36, 39-37), while fellow super welterweight Osvaldo Rojas (9-3-2, 3 KOs) defeated Nate Serrano (4-4-2, 3 KOs) by majority decision (38-37, 38-37, 36-39).


Battle at the Boat 107 was presented by by Brian Halquist Productions. For more information, please visit  and the Battle at the Boat Facebook page.


Battle at the Boat 107 results:

Main event

Super middleweights-Mike Gavronski (21-2-1, 14 KOs) d. Jake Carr (11-1, 4 KOs), TKO, sixth round (1:57)

Super lightweights-Andres Reyes (5-1-1) d. Ramel Snegur (1-1), unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 48-46)

Super welterweights-Andre Keys (2-1, KO) d. Antonio Neal (4-6, 3 KOs), unanimous decision (50-43, 50-43, 50-43)

Super welterweights-Osvaldo Rojas (9-3-2, 3 KOs) d. Nate Serrano (4-4-2, 3 KOs), majority decision (36-39, 38-37, 38-37)

Super welterweights-Gabriel Solorio (2-2-1) d. Drew Brokenshire (1-1), majority decision (38-38, 40-36, 39-37)

Middleweights-Lexus Pagampao (1-1) d. Bobby McIntyre (0-3), unanimous decision, 39-37, 39-37, 39-37






Brian Halquist Productions is the Northwest premiere fight promotion company creator of the famed "Battle at the Boat" boxing series promoting more than 19 years and over 100 fights at the Emerald Queen Casino. BHP has also built the largest professional MMA series on the USA’s west coast with “CageSport MMA” nearing more than 50 fights. Brian Halquist Productions has promoted events for ESPN, ShowTime and HBO and featured on Showtime's historic boxing event in St Lucia, West Indies. Brian Halquist Productions has been promoting fights and concerts for over 30 years in the Pacific Northwest.


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