A night of kickboxing and MMA action at the BMO HarrisBank Centerhad a surprise ending Saturday night for one of the Stateline's greatest champions.
51 Year old Mean Mike LaBree was making his final entrance in his final pro kickboxing match. The bout would be the last of his career he said. The multi-time World Champion and North American Champion looked good in March when he beat the much younger Jordan Carroll in New Yorkin a title fight. But this fight was far different. LaBree was hurt early in the first round by the much younger and much bigger Rick McGraw of Metropolis,
"He literally just picked me apart," says LaBree. "There was jusdt no reason to continue on and get hurt in this fight."
The other comeback by an aging local fighter went much
differently. 40 year old Tim Mazurkiewicz of Roscoe looked quick with his kicks
and his spin moves. He defeated
"I felt a little rusty coming off the first round, then I started to get my wind in there in the next rounds and took it to him," says Mazurkiewicz.
In other action, Josh LaBree lost his bout to Robert Duvall