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Thursday, June 13, 2024
The Observer

Bengal Bouts: Quarterfinals, 173 pounds

Alex Kissinger def.  Jose Aguirre

Kissinger's desire and talent instantly showed as he used constant jabs to corner the grad student Aguirre. Midway through the second round the senior took complete control, knocking down Aguirre and forcing the referee to stop the fight.

Kevin "The Night Man" Kray def. John Bollman

Kray used his height to his advantage in his defeat of sophomore Bollman,who used a right hook to hang in with the junior.

In the third, Bollman led the offensive movement, largely weakening Kray to the point where Bollman appeared to have an edge. Growing more tired as the final seconds ticked away, Bollman was unable to protect his face, and Kray quickly took advantage of the opportunity with powerful combination punches that led to the judges' split decision in Kray's favor.

Michael "Nobody puts Baby in a Corner" Urciouli def. Jake Joe

After a fairly neutral first round, the junior Urciouli came out with a powerful sequence of jabs, landing more punches than his opponent. Despite the freshman Joe's strong presence in the final round, Urciouli's aggression gave him the win by unanimous decision.