Lebanon pro, amateur fighters sweep competition at New Year’s boxing event

4 min read1,276 views and 496 shares Posted January 8, 2020

Amateur and professional boxers from Louisiana, Illinois, Maryland and more gathered at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club in Lebanon this past Saturday, Jan. 4 to take on local fighters from Nicky’s Boxing Club (NBC). Dubbed New Year’s Blast by promoters NBC and LWSC Promotions, the evening’s fight card featured five amateur and three professional bouts.

NBC owner and youth trainer Nicolas Hernandez’s match against the undefeated Rance Ward was the feature fight, but his club fighters were nothing to balk at: Each fighter representing NBC won their respective matches and swept the evening.

Advertisement

All photos by LebTown photographer Cheyenne Tobias.

The audience took their seats at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club in Lebanon as the evening’s event kicked off with five amateur fights.

Each of the five amateur victors (Christopher Robles, Ramon Urena, Ervin Arroyo and Gabriel Filler) represented NBC Lebanon.

Advertisement
Five amateur fights led the night and included a number of youth boxers.
NBC amateur fighter Christopher Robles (right) won his match on Saturday.
Ramon Urena (right) squares up.
Advertisement
Urena takes a blow, but walks away with a win.
Gabriel Filler (left) lands a blow. Filler tallied another W for his club.
Filler won his fight with a second round K.O.
Advertisement
Fists flew inside Eagles Banquet Hall on Jan. 4.
NBC amateur Ervin Arroyo also took home a win on Saturday.

Corey Lopez vs. Kenya Rainey

Lopez (right) won the match by unanimous decision.

Corey Lopez, the NBC fighter from Altoona, Pa., made his debut Saturday evening against welterweight Kenya Rainey of Forest Park, Ill.

Lopez won the four-rounder by unanimous decision.

The victorious Lopez.

James Robinson vs. Luis Rodriguez

With Saturday’s win, Robinson (left) brought his record to 6-13-6.

Robinson, the super welterweight from York, Pa., took on Lebanon resident Luis Rodriguez in the second professional bout of the night. Robinson won by T.K.O.

Nicolas Hernandez vs. Rance Ward

Hernandez and Ward grappled for the Universal Boxing Federation Northeast Regional Junior Middleweight title.

Hailing from Reading, Pa., Hernandez’s match against the undefeated Rance Ward of Houma, La., was Saturday’s main event, with the victor claiming the Universal Boxing Federation Northeast Regional Junior Middleweight title.

Hernandez (left) entered the ring on Saturday 10-4-1.

According to Real Combat Media, Hernandez was predicted to win by unanimous decision. However, the six-rounder ended in a draw.

Hernandez and Ward duked it out for six rounds.
The bout ended in a tie.

Give the gift of local journalism.
If you are thankful for what LebTown brings to the community, consider joining our cause as a member. Members get an inside look at our publishing schedule each week, plus invites to our members-only Facebook group and happy hours.

Sign up for an annual membership using the link below, and we’ll give you a free LebTown mug at the next happy hour.

Learn more and join now here.

More Stories