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In the 145-pound class, Zachariah Ramsey of Connecticut, left, carried his hands low, as if to say to his opponent, Jason Ruggiro of Schenectady, “See? I’m so fast you can’t hit me even with my guard down.” This practice was begun by Mohammed Ali and has been imitated by a many a lesser light since then. Ramsey succeeded with it, though as a heavy puncher he probably would have succeeded as well without it. Also on the card Saturday night, Wilmont Wood of Rochester defeated Mike Rycraft of Utica in the 165-pound class, bloodying Rycraft in the first round and forcing a stoppage. And in the 170-pound class, Brandon Fagan of Syracuse defeated Ben Wright of Schenectady, Wright retiring at the end of the second round after taking two standing 8-counts.

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