Spokane heavyweight boxer Chauncy Welliver suffered a blow to his championship-fight hopes after losing a 12-round, majority decision on Thursday to journeyman Sherman “Tank” Williams in Macau.
Welliver (53-6-5), 29, absorbed his first defeat after 18 victories and reaching No. 5 in the WBC rankings and No. 8 in the WBO. The fight was scored 115-112, 119-110 and 114-114.
The fight was a defense of Welliver’s WBO China Zone and Asia Pacific titles.
Williams (35-11-2), 39, had his previous fight in January 2011 against Evander Holyfield for the WBF title.
That fight was declared a no-contest after a head butt left Holyfield bleeding.
Chris Williams of Moscow, Idaho, won his four-ball and foursome matches at the Palmer Cup for intercollegiate golfers as Team USA took a 6.5-1.5 lead over the Europeans after two rounds at The Royal Down Golf Club in Newcastle, County Down in Northern Ireland.
• Megan Haase of Spokane, tied for first after two rounds, ended up in a fourth-place tie as the Washington State Women’s Amateur Championship concluded at Rainier Golf and Country Club in Seattle.
Haase fell to fourth after a final round of 88 following opening rounds of 72 and 79.
Karinn Ashley Dickinson of Mukilteo, Wash., won by seven strokes at 11-over 230.
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