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Area fighters win titles

Matt Chatwick of Crescent City, left, connects on a punch to the face of Johny Yang of Sacramento in the 146-155 pound division championship boxing match at the So You Wanna Fight event at the Cher-Ae Heights Casino in Trinidad. Chatwick won in a unanimous decision. WesCom News Service/Jef Hatch
Matt Chatwick of Crescent City, left, connects on a punch to the face of Johny Yang of Sacramento in the 146-155 pound division championship boxing match at the So You Wanna Fight event at the Cher-Ae Heights Casino in Trinidad. Chatwick won in a unanimous decision. WesCom News Service/Jef Hatch
Three fighters from the Crescent City training club Fighting Gym Rats won their respective weight divisions at the So You Wanna Fight event held Saturday night at Cher-Ae Heights Casino in Trinidad.

Two fighters won by unanimous decision: Matt Chadwick of Crescent City defeated Johny Yang of Sacramento in the 146-155 weight class, and Miguel Romero of Crescent City defeated Kevin Andrews of Eureka in the heavyweight division.

The 186-205 weight class pitted two Crescent City fighters — Meng Lo and Matthew Watt — against each other. 

“It was the fight of the night (for us),” Fighting Gym Rats trainer Ron Otremba said. “I got on the mic and pumped the crowd up (for the bout).”

Meng Lo, left, of Crescent City, absorbs a punch from Matthew Watt of Crescent City in the 186-205 pound division championship fight. Lo won in a split decision. WesCom News Service/Jef Hatch
Meng Lo, left, of Crescent City, absorbs a punch from Matthew Watt of Crescent City in the 186-205 pound division championship fight. Lo won in a split decision. WesCom News Service/Jef Hatch
Lo got the better of Watt in winning by split decision.

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