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While Morello's Team and ...
While Morello's Team and supporters were excited and confident, Anthony McGaughey and his trainer Scott Mincey pretty much kept to themselves and stayed calm and quiet all day long...
In fact, after Saturday night many in the house wondered if McGaughey
even knows what pain is.
never even flinched.
took everything Morello
offered and still averaged over 16 kicks per round compared to Morello's
was quick and smooth throughout the entire fight, never letting Morello's aggressive game plan take him out of his
Neither fighter seemed to ever be hurt in the battle (Easy for us to say from outside the ring.. .) but both left everything they had in the ring at the end of 5. when the scores were announced McGaughey
had won the unanimous decision 48-47, 49-46 and 48-47 in a bout that appeared to many watching to not be as close as the scores.
of Norman, Oklahoma, USA (27-1-1/16, 157, 5'11", 27) defeated Mike Morello of Santa Barbara, California, USA (8-6-1/2, 157, 5-10", 32 ) by unanimous decision 48-47, 49-46 and 48-47.
Tomorrow night either Anthony McGaughey
of Norman, Oklahoma, USA or Mike Morello of Santa Barbara, California, USA will become one of only 6 IKF Amateur World Champions.
So the question is, will Saturday's bout between Anthony McGaughey
and Mike Morello top any of these past IKF Amateur World Title bouts?
and the IKF
were first introduced at the 2000 IKF National Amateur Tournament in Council Bluff's, Iowa, USA.
opening round bout he
stopped Frank Glover of Lake Zurich, Illinois by TKO at 1:59 of round 3.
In the final he
faced the highly experienced Marc Mayfield of St Louis Missouri who had an impressive record of 17-5-1.
stopped Mayfield by TKO at 1:22 of the 3rd round to win the 2000 IKF FCR Light Middleweight National Title.
Davenport Iowa, USA, McGaughey
successfully defended his
Title when he
defeatedNeil Halmstad of Wrenshall, Minnesota, USA by unanimous decision 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.
At the 2002 IKF North American Amateur Tournament in Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA, McGaughey defeated last minute replacement fighter Shaun Gay of Valdosta, Georgia, USA by TKO at 1:02 of the second round.
The win gave McGaughey his
4th IKF National Tournament Title.
may have won 5 if not for the late move of last years IKF Tournament from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Orlando Florida.
had planned to attend in Iowa but the change of venue did not allow their team time to fund-raise to make the trip.
McGaughey's only loss came when he
took a fight he
had to step up in weight for.
had planned to turn professional last year but just never made the move.
With an amateur record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw and 16 wins by KO/TKO, it's clear he
will have experience on his
However Mike Morello (Right & Below Left) of Santa Barbara, California, USA is not planning to rely on his
past to get him the IKF World Title.
is "Hungry" for this win and he
may be more hungry than McGaughey
No offense intended towards McGaughey
but look at what he
have any problems getting motivated for yet " Another" title?
there the division was open and anyone could win and no one would have any bye rounds.
deserved the shot here since he
was still amateur and his
resume confirms it.
Adding to that meeting with McGaughey
the year before Hudson met up with Kevin Engle in the final who beat him by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27 & 30-27.
Anthony McGaughey of Norman, ...
Anthony McGaughey of Norman, Oklahoma, USA.
In 2000 Anthony made his IKF debut at the National Tournament.
There he started a relationship with the IKF where he won a total of 6 IKF light Middleweight Titles which included 4 IKF National Tournament titles, 1 North American Title and finally, the winning of the IKF Amateur World Title earlier this year.
His wins included;
There are some similarities between Stephen and Anthony McGaughey
So what is the difference between Stephen and Anthony?
But when Anthony
didn't have a fight, Matt stepped in and fought an exhibition bout with him, which was the first time a Junior bout of any type happened at the National Tournament.
6th loss was to Anthony ...
6th loss was to Anthony McGaughey who is also a multi IKF Champion.
I lost by decision.
I have been told that I fight like a pro and not busy enough at times fighting in the amateurs so that may have been a down fall for me.
Would you like to have a rematch with McGaughey
in the pros without the headgear...do you think the outcome would be different?
MM: " Hell ya!
I'd like to do it again!
He's a good clean fighter but he didn't whoop me!
I kick myself in the ass every time I think about it! :( I just should have been (rrrrrrrrrr) busier that fight!
had won the IKF NAC Tournament 4 years in row and I think his
only loss was to Kevin Engel. (At a weightclass above McGaughey's normal fight weight) My decision to turn pro was based on the last couple fights we've done.
They went well and were against some good opponents that fight as good as some pros do and we had no big time troubles.
So hey, what the heck!
Bring it on!
YES! I'd like to have a rematch with Anthony
in the pro's and if it happens, it will be different without headgear and Anthony
will see why they call me the Mad Dog!"
Oct 2011 News
Again after advancing to the Championship bout, Hudson lost to Anthony McGaughey of Norman, Oklahoma, USA ( 26-1-1/16) as McGaughey successfully defended his 2002 title defeating Hudson by unanimous decision, 30-27, 29-28, 30-27 in a bout that was closer than the scores sound.
In 2005 McGaughey
won the IKF Amateur Full
Contact Rules Amateur Light Middleweight World title and eventually retired in 2008.