"Wonderboy" Thompson Wins Before Crowd of 2000

Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson of Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA defeated Kevin "Hitman" Engel by unanimous decision to win the IKF Amateur World Title before a crowd of 2000 at the Palmetto Expo Center on Saturday night. What a great fight in a night full of great fights!

Thompson pummeled Engel who took a standing 8 count in round 2. Again in round 3, Thompson delivered flurries forcing Engel to take 2 more standing 8 counts. Later Thompson landed a spinning side kick in Engel's stomach put Engel down for what looked to be the end, but Engel rose to his feet and continued on, forcing the judges to decide. Judge Ronnie Copeland of North Carolina scored the fight 50-42, Randy Pogue of Pennsylvania scored it 50-42, and Mike Carlson of Georgia scored it 49-45, all in favor of Wonderboy.

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About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.