Rising stars and Holden Productions “Four State Franchise” members Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk and Trey Lippe-Morrison kept their perfect records in tact following impressive victories Saturday, December 10 at the Buffalo Run Casino.
Headlining in front of a standing room only crowd in his adopted hometown of Miami, OK, Baranchyk battled game Phoenix native Wilberth Lopez over ten rounds. Lopez, who defeated five previously unbeaten foes, had to deal with the ultra-aggressive style of Baranchyk but scored a flash knockdown in the fourth round. The knockdown, his first suffered as a pro, had little impact on the fight. For the rest of the contest, the IBF #12 ranked Baranchyk overpowered Lopez, who was on the receiving end of many hard shots but finished the bout on his feet.
Scores were 98-91 twice and 97-92.
Baranchyk, who resides in Brooklyn, NY by way of Russia, is now 13-0 with 10 knockouts. Lopez falls to 15-7 (10 KO’s).
In the co-main event, Lippe-Morrison kept his knockout streak intact with a two round beatdown of veteran Ty Cobb. Living and fighting out of Vinita, OK, Lippe-Morrison focused on attacking Cobb’s midsection, forcing him to lower his guard. Lippe-Morrison quickly changed focus and dropped Cobb in the second round with a left hook to the head. Cobb beat the count but found himself on the floor shortly thereafter courtesy of another hard left hook. The tough Texan made it back to his feet but was in no shape to continue, forcing the stoppage at 2:10.
“I felt good and stuck to the game plan of going to his body,” Lippe-Morrison said after his victory. “By going to the body early, we knew we’d find an opening up top and that’s exactly what happened.”
Lippe-Morrison is now 13-0 with all of his victories by knockout. Cobb sips to 19-8 with 11 KO’s.
“I’m pleased with the way Ivan and Trey fought,” said Holden. “The future is extremely bright for both men and the demand to see the Four State Franchise fight at the Buffalo Run Casino is an an all-time high.”
Baranchyk and Lippe-Morrison are both expected to appear on ShoBox in early 2017.
In undercard action, two more members of the “Four State Franchise” won impressively.
Junior middleweight Dillon “White Lighting” Cook of Seneca, MO shutout durable Mexican veteran Juan Jesus Rivera, 28-16 (18 KO’s), in an eight round contest. Cook, who improved to 18-1 with 7 KO’s, maintained control from bell to bell and won every round on each scorecard.
Two sport standout Jarrett “The Legacy” Rouse bested once-beaten Shadi Shawareb in a found rounder. Rouse, who is unbeaten in both boxing and mixed martial arts, scored a second round knockdown and won by scores of 39-36 on all three cards.
Rouse, a Bartlesville, OK native, is 10-0-1 with 4 knockouts. Shawareb, of Oklahoma City, is 9-2-2 (5 KO’s).
Australian lightweight contender Billel “Baby Face” Dib upped his record to 21-1 (10 KO’s) after topping Colombian slugger Carlos Padilla, 16-5-1 (10 KO’s), in an eight round bout. Dib is promoted by DiBella Entertainment.