Sunday, January 13, 2002

Griffis wins unanimous decision

Enquirer staff and news services

        LAUGHLIN, Nev. — Talmadge Griffis dominated the middle rounds and won a unanimous decision over Dale Crowe in their 10-round heavyweight bout Saturday.

        Griffis (21-1-3, 13 knockouts), of Colorado Springs, Colo., was more accurate in a bout with considerable clutching and holding. There were no knockdowns, but Crowe (21-5-2, 13 KOs), of Cincinnati, was nicked over the left eye in the first round.

        Griffis outpointed Crowe 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94 on the judges' scorecards. Griffis weighed in at 224 pounds, six fewer than Crowe.

        They fought to a 10-round draw Oct. 13 at Lake Tahoe, Nev.

        In another 10-round heavyweight fight Saturday, Corey Sanders (22-6), of Washington, D.C., won a majority decision over Terrance Lewis (30-10, of Philadelphia.


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