A pair of Covington boxers won bouts Saturday night in Augusta, Ark.
Seven members of the Covington Boxing Club made the trip, but the opposing team was only able to come up with two boxers.
“We took seven guys that we felt like we could get matches for,” said Covington Boxing Club coach Jimmy Glover. “We were a little disappointed that we were only able to match two of our kids.”
Covington's Latonio Grandberry defeated Arkansas' Tony Bonds.
“Latonio was too much for the Arkansas kid and did a pretty good job on him the last two rounds to win the decision,” Glover said.
Jonathan Kendrick, a first-year Covington boxer, won his third straight bout with a win over a fighter from Pine Bluff, Ark.
“Jonathan works hard in the gym every day and is improving every day,” Glover said. “All the boxers are working real hard every day. The new kids are improving and by tournament time will be competitive.”
Chris Rudd, a former member of the Covington Boxing Club, continues his professional career on Nov. 30 in Cincinnati against William “Action” Jackson.
Rudd (13-0, 9 knockouts) and Jackson (10-2) will be competing for the Midwest Championship in the 140-pound division. Rudd is trained by Glover and Jimmy Humphrey and managed by Simpsons Management and Chuck Glover.