Spokane’s Frank Vassar got a little time off from work from Kaiser Aluminum Wednesday night to moonlight at his second job.
It turned out that was all he needed as the Eastern Washington University graduate knocked out Steve Brewer of Des Moines, Iowa, in the second round of their cruiser-weight bout at the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Bingo Casino.
Vassar used an overhand right to send Brewer to the canvas early in the second, and then knocked him down twice again with left hooks to stop the fight at 2:24.
“I noticed his right hand was low, so I used my left to his body and head,” Vassar said.
Vassar’s fight brought the crowd to its feet as a large local following was in attendance to watch him improve to 6-0 with five KOs.
“Brewer was a step up from the people that I’ve boxed so far, and he was a brawler so I had to box him,” Vassar said.
In the main event, Tim Shocks of Seattle knocked out Terrance Alli of Miami with 17 seconds left in the 12th and final round to win the IBA Intercontinental junior middle-weight title.
Shocks used a flurry of jabs to stop Alli with the contest still very much in doubt.
“I felt I had to knock him out because I gave away too many rounds early in the fight,” said Shocks, who improved to 16-3-9 with 11 KOs. Alli fell to 51-13-2.
In a women’s bout, Helga Risoy and Andrea DeShong battled for the WBF junior welterweight title. Risoy, a crowd favorite who has fought twice previously in Worley, was stopped at 32 seconds into the eighth.
DeShong improved to 17-3-1 with seven KOs and Risoy fell to 11-5-2.
In earlier matches, Steve Valdez stopped Raul Terrazas in the sixth and final round in what was the most intense bout of the night. Valdez was bleeding profusely from the nose for the last three rounds, but continued to batter Terrazas with combinations to the head.
Miguel Jiminez, 1992 Olympic silver medalist, improved to 11-0 with a unanimous decision over middleweight James Mason.
The first bout of the night was a unanimous decision victory by Rick Welliver (5-1, 3 KOs) of Spokane at cruiserweight over Kip Triplett (0-3-1) of Portland.
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