Williams defeats Keys at Battle at the Boat 125

TACOMA, Wash. (January 20, 2020) – Apparently former title contender Dannie Williams has plenty of gas left in the tank.

Williams, fighting for the second time following a lengthy hiatus, ended Andre Keys’ 11-fight winning streak with a 10-round unanimous decision in the main event of the Battle at the Boat 125 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. on Saturday.

Williams appeared as the 96-94, 96-94 and 97-93 winner in the welterweight contest, improving his record to 24-3.

It was Williams’ second fight following a near 6 1/2-year layoff. He made his return last March, defeating Ronald Rivas. That marked his first fight since he lost to John Molina Jr in a bout for the NABO lightweight championship in January of 2013.

Key, who was fighting in front of his hometown, dropped to 12-2 with the loss.

In the semi-main event, Niko McFarland won a unanimous decision (59-55, 59-55, 58-56) over Antonio Neal in a six-round welterweight fight.

Undefeated welterweight Jose Cervantes highlighted the undercard with a dominating win over Cody Brown (1-1). Cervantes improved to 2-0 with his second career knockout after putting away Brown via first round TKO (1:01).

Heavyweight Nick Mills (3-0, 2 KOs) also kept his perfect record intact by defeating Michael Johnson by third round TKO (1:22).

Also on the undercard, super middleweight Joe Aguilar (1-0) defeated Juan Jackson (2-3) by third round TKO (2:09) and lightweight Luis DeAlba (1-3) won a split decision over Marco Garcia (0-1-1).

Battle at the Boat 125 was brought to you by Brian Halquist Productions. For more information, please visit the Battle at the Boat Facebook page and www.halquistproductions.com

Battle at the Boat 125 results

Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

10 Round Main Event – Welterweight

Dannie Williams (24-3-0) d. Andre Keys (12-2-0), unanimous decision (96-94, 96-94, 97-93)

6 Round Semi-Main Event – Welterweight

145-pounds: Niko McFarland (5-5-0) d. Antonio Neal (5-13-0), unanimous decision (59-55, 59-55, 58-56)

4 Round Undercard Bouts

170-pounds: Joe Aguilar (1-0-0) d. Juan Jackson (2-3-0), TKO (2nd round, 2:09)

136-pounds: Louis De Alba (1-3-0) d. Marco Garcia (0-1-1), split decision (40-36, 39-37, 37-39)

144-pounds: Jose Cervantes (2-0-0) d. Cody Brown (1-1-0), TKO (1st round, 1:01)

Heavyweights: Nick Mills (3-0-0) d. Michael Johnson (0-1-0), TKO (3rd round, 1:22)

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