Holt knocks out competition for lucky No. 7

Special to the Journal/Michael D. McElwain

East Liverpool professional boxer Joey Holt (right) looks for an opening on Damien Hill at Mountaineer Casino’s main ballroom on Saturday. Holt won the bout by knockout in the fourth round. Holt, 31, is 7-0 with 6 KOs in his professional boxing career. Hill dropped to 4-12.

Semi-Pro bouts

Matt Doll (Wellsburg) def. Garrett Lyle (East Liverpool), unanimous decision

Broc Eakle (Steubenville) def. Richie Leowe (Wheeling), unanimous decision

Chris Nemeth (Follansbee) def. Tyler Ainscough (Wellsburg), unanimous decision

Professional bouts

Super Middleweight (168 lbs): Junior Younan (Brooklyn, NY) def. Victor Darocha (Miami, Fla.), unanimous decision

Heavyweight (200+ lbs): Mike Ream (West Palm Beach, Fla.) def. Jon Hill (Charleston, W.Va.), unanimous decision

Heavyweight (200+ lbs): Darmani Rock (Philadelphia) def. Jon Bolden (New York, NY), unanimous decision

Super Lightweight (140 lbs): Matt Conway (Pittsburgh) def. Isaac Johnson (Colorado Springs, Col.), unanimous decision

Junior Middleweight (154 lbs): Justin Steave (Weirton) def. Carlos Pena (Erie, Pa.), KO, Round 2

Super Middleweight (168 lbs): Joey Holt (East Liverpool) def. Damien Hill (Crystal, Minn.), KO, Round 4