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    Brooklyn Tech Grad Boyd Melson Fighting at Barclays

    here he goes again, good luck our friend.


    Brooklyn Tech Grad Boyd Melson Fighting at Barclays
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    Thursday, 18 October 2012 19:24



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    Melson battles tough New Yorker Jason Thompson, who fought six undefeated opponents, and his full fight purse will once again go to Justadollarplease.org to support bringing clinical trials to the United States to help cure Spinal Cord Injuries.


    read....

    http://www.thesweetscience.com/news/...ng-at-barclays

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    From Boyd on Facebook last night- https://www.facebook.com/boyd.melson.9

    FREAKIN AMAZING. So was at the press conference today for the Golden Boy Promotions press conf for the fights this Saturday at the Barclays Center. All the fighers got to speak and I spoke first with Oscar De La Hoya introducing me by asking to share with the crowd what I fight for. After I gave my shpeel, he went to the podium and announced that he is gonna match my purse that I donate and donate that amount himself to TEAM FIGHT TO WALK- CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!!!! So if Oscar found it in his heart to donate, please go to www.teamfighttowalk and at the link on the top right to donate, please donate a dollar so we can create the money necessary to have this clinical trial here in our own US next year to cure Spinal Cord Injuries. PLEASE AS I BEG YOU. Thank you as always

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    Boyd Melson is just an exceptional guy. He deserves as much appreciation
    from our community as anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck503 View Post
    Boyd Melson is just an exceptional guy. He deserves as much appreciation
    from our community as anyone.
    If you read to the bottom of the TeamFightToWalk website, you will see the following:

    For more information or to make a donation, go to teamfighttowalk.com or Justadollarplease.org. All specific questions about the nature of the Clinical Trial to cure Spinal Cord Injury can be sent to boydmelson@yahoo.com.

    I dropped Boyd a brief email of appreciation. He didn't respond, but I'm glad he didn't take the time. I wanted to thank him, not chat with him.

    He's sacrificing his body for us, and not complaining about the speed of progress or demanding an accounting of how every dollar is spent. He is a real man. I'm not sure we deserve him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    From Boyd on Facebook last night- https://www.facebook.com/boyd.melson.9

    FREAKIN AMAZING. So was at the press conference today for the Golden Boy Promotions press conf for the fights this Saturday at the Barclays Center. All the fighers got to speak and I spoke first with Oscar De La Hoya introducing me by asking to share with the crowd what I fight for. After I gave my shpeel, he went to the podium and announced that he is gonna match my purse that I donate and donate that amount himself to TEAM FIGHT TO WALK- CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!!!! So if Oscar found it in his heart to donate, please go to www.teamfighttowalk and at the link on the top right to donate, please donate a dollar so we can create the money necessary to have this clinical trial here in our own US next year to cure Spinal Cord Injuries. PLEASE AS I BEG YOU. Thank you as always
    Thank you, Boyd AND Oscar!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by khmorgan View Post

    I dropped Boyd a brief email of appreciation. He didn't respond, but I'm glad he didn't take the time. I wanted to thank him, not chat with him.
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    Thanks for writing to him, I'm sure he will get back to you after the fight.
    And, knowing Boyd, he would love to chat with you.

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    Wow. What a great champion to have in our corner.

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    Amazing evening at the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn NY (the new home of the Nets). Patricia, myself, and 3 students attended Boyd's fight, Wise is at a conference in Italy. We were happy to see Stephen and his son, Dan and friends, Andrew and his Mom, and Rich who was gone before I remembered who he was (sorry Rich). We didn't realize how historic tonight was. There hasn't been a title bout in Brooklyn in 81 years, tonight there were 4, that were broadcast on Showtime.

    The Barclays Center is a wonderful venue. From the moment we arrived at the front door the staff ushered us in to get our tickets from will call. They have many choices for food, we went with the bbq followed by cheesecake. Of course the prices are ridiculous, but it was excellent. Glad we weren't drinking alcohol, 10 bucks a beer, can't imagine what drinks were.

    Boyd had the honor of being the 1st professional fight in Brooklyn in 81 years.
    Was a great fight. Boyd was hit by a lucky flailing punch in the 1st, went down and took the 8 count to clear his head, finished out the round. Boyd knocked his opponent down in the 3rd with a crisp punch. The following 3 rounds were back and forth, and a bit stressful. The consensus was that he would win the decision, but wound up with a draw, thats boxing! http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/box...-barclays-bout

    We stayed and watched several matches after B's and saw 2 hardcore knockouts, the type when the body goes limp and gravity takes over. Both of these guys were OUT for like a minute, scary. The best fight of the night was for the middleweight championship, both were 27-0, the title holder was from France, challenger from NY. Quillin took the belt. (read under video)- http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id...-wins-barclays

    Another fighter, who survived spinal cancer in 2011, had an incredible evening- http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/mo...icle-1.1188443

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    Melson Battles to Draw; Frustrated with Decision and Performance

    New York, NY (October 24, 2012) – Although he’ll go down in history as a member of the first fight ever at the Barclays Center in his native Brooklyn, NY, Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson left the ring last Saturday night a frustrated fighter.

    “I won this fight at worst 4 rounds to 2 with the mutual knockdowns canceling each other out,” the West Point graduate said of his six round junior middleweight bout with rugged veteran Jason Thompson. “I got caught early on in a round that I was winning before I got knocked down and won the rest of after. Additionally, I controlled the ring generalship.”

    With close to 300 fans cheering him on, Melson got off to a rough start, suffering a knockdown during the first stanza. After retaking control in the second round, Melson stormed back in the third, decking Thompson with a hard hook immediately followed by a straight left, but was unable to finish his game foe off. During the final three rounds, Thompson landed a few hard clean punches each round while Melson continued to connect with a significantly higher volume of more visibly effective punches. He also demonstrated a better level of conditioning down the stretch by finishing strong.

    Thompson continued to fight Melson hard despite receiving more punishment as the final round came to a close for the two New Yorkers. Virtually all of the ringside media members believed Melson’s consistency in pressing the fight and landing significantly higher visibly effective blows throughout the bout clearly earned him the victory.

    After six exciting rounds to kick off a historic evening of boxing, all three judges scored the bout 56-56.

    “I’m very upset with the decision,” stated Melson, who fought three times since August, all while working a fulltime job for Johnson&Johnson and serving as an Army Reserve Officer. “There was maybe one round outside of the first that I could’ve given to him, so that’d make it 4 rounds to 2 in my favor. This is one of my most frustrating moments in professional boxing, but I am sure I will have more. Most important, I need to keep working harder to ensure I am doing all I possibly can to not leave any doubt in the judges eyes as to my earning a clear victory."

    Even with the draw, the popular Brooklynite recognized there were some good things that came out of the evening.

    “On the contrary, there were many positives tonight. I was blessed with the opportunity to be a part of history and there were a lot of people who wanted to speak to me about what I fight for. Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions were extremely generous to not only allow me to fight on their card, but to match my purse by personally donating to Justadollarplease.org. I loved fighting at the Barclays Center and hope to be on another card in the near future. I also had one of the most special moments of my life when my best friend Christan Zaccagnino, who is my inspiration for what I do, wheel in her chair down the aisle with me as I walked to the ring for my bout. I will never forget that moment.”

    Melson, one of the most popular local fighters in the New York area, will take a brief break from boxing after fighting seven times since October 2011.

    In association with the 501 (C) 3 nonprofit Justadollarplease.org, Melson and his best friend Christan Zaccagnino created Team Fight to Walk, whose mission is to raise awareness within the boxing community as well as the entire nation about the importance of bringing Clinical Trials to the United States to help cure Spinal Cord Injuries. Team Fight to Walk is comprised of Melson, Zaccagnino, former Rutgers football player/ESPY honoree Eric LeGrand, two-time cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, title contender DeAndre “The Bull” Latimore, Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana, Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr., 2008 US Olympians Demetrius “Boo” Andrade and Shawn Estrada along with prospects Sid “The Messenger” El Harrak, Jeff “TNT” Spencer, Denis “Da Momma’s Boy” Douglin, Will “Power” Rosinsky, Floriano “Italiano” Pagliara, Danny “Little Mac” McDermott, Vinny “The Lion” O’Brien, Ahmed “Prince of Egypt” Samir and Delen “Sniper” Parsley.

    For more information or to make a donation, go to http://teamfighttowalk.com/ or http://www.justadollarplease.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Amazing evening at the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn NY (the new home of the Nets). http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/mo...icle-1.1188443
    And as of this morning, the new home of the New York Islanders

    http://www.myfoxny.com/story/1990399...ooklyn-in-2015

    Great story on Boyd. Must've been an amazing live event.

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