By Larry Snyder
Washington, Pa. – Matt McGovern and his World Fighting Championships promotion are back in the Keystone State Saturday, May 4, at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino to present the WFC 103 Live Boxing. The doors for this first-class competition open at 7:00 p.m. with the ringing of the first bell at 8:00 p.m.
There are four professional fights slated for the evening featuring local combatants. Pittsburgh’s unbeaten Rich Cantolina (3-0-0, 1 TKO) steps between the ropes to face super welterweight Bryan Timmons (6-10-0, 5 KOs) from St. Joseph, Missouri.
Cantolina, who is 29, claimed his third victory Saturday, March 2, 2019, with a majority decision over Enoch Plumeri (1-12-1) of Lockport, New York at the Priory Grand Hall in Pittsburgh. The 38-year-old Timmons is 3-3 in his last six encounters and seeks his seventh win after a first-round loss by technical knockout to Bobirzhan Mominov (10-0-0, 8 KOs) at the Tyndall Armory in Indianapolis.
The Hawk of Weirton, West Virginia, Justin Steave (9-2-0, 4 KOs), is ready for four rounds of welterweight action against Lenwood Dozier (10-21-3, 5 KOs) of Laurel, Maryland.
Steave, 32, is 3-1 when he fights in Pennsylvania and wants to add a fourth victory after his split decision loss to Rick Graham (6-22-4, 2 KOs) on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at the Mountaineer Casino Ballroom. Dozier, 37, recorded a draw after four rounds on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, against Danny Rosenberger (4-7-4, 1 KO) at Mountaineer.
Morgan Fitch (18-3-1, 8 KOs), who had been part of The Contender television tournament on EPIX in 2018, battles to put his career back on track against middleweight Colby Courter (13-13-0, 10 KOs) from St. Joseph, Missouri.
Fitch, who is 36 and goes by the nickname Big Chief, lost in his last outing by a split decision to the Steel City’s Gerald Sherrell (10-1-0, 5 KOs) Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Courter suffered a TKO in the second round Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, against Anthony Sims Jr. (19-0-0, 17 KOs) at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas.
Finally, a Penn/Ohio clash in the welterweight division takes place as Rick Borowski (1-0-0) of Pittsburgh confronts Tyler Collins from Lake Milton, Ohio. It is Milton’s debut after assembling a 7-3 record in mixed martial arts as an amateur.
WFC 103 Professional Lineup:
Rich Cantolina Vs. Bryan Timmons (158 lbs)
Justin Steave Vs. Lenwood Dozier (154 lbs)
Morgan Fitch Vs. Colby Courter (168 lbs)
Rick Borowski Vs. Tyler Collins (154 lbs)
Amateur Lineup: (Three-Round Matches)
Bryan Blackstone – Pittsburgh, PA Vs. Tony Floyd – Pittsburgh, PA (201 lbs)
Paul A. Palombo – Aliquippa, PA Vs. Russell Scott – Cleveland, OH (165 lbs)
Eric Vaughn Lomax – Pittsburgh, PA Vs. Orlando Ellis – Johnstown, PA (165 lbs)
Donivel Evans Jr. – Pittsburgh, PA Vs. Cody Law – Pittsburgh, PA (160 lbs)
Gary Jackson – Pittsburgh, PA Vs. Brandon Watkins – Johnstown, PA (152 lbs)
Jamar Sherrill Jr. – Pittsburgh, PA Vs. Anthony Sikora-Warner – Johnstown, PA (165 lbs)
Chrisean Nichols – Canonsburg, PA Vs. Garrett Sanner – Johnstown, PA (145 lbs)
Jim Williams – Hampton, PA Vs. Ron Melnik – Pittsburgh, PA (185 lbs)
Rockill Brown – Alliance, OH Vs. Matt Brown – Brilliant, OH (201 lbs)
CORNER CLIPBOARD: Onetime world middleweight champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik from Youngstown, Ohio, and his broadcast partner James Dominguez will be special guests at WFC 103. They will do The Punch Line podcast live at the Meadows from 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Reported on the WFC Facebook page for the fight card, former Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Arizona Cardinals linebacker Arthur Moats has tickets to the event.
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