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Sonya “The Scholar” Lamonakis Wins in Six Round Action-packed Bout

By Leo Kapakos: In another hard fought battle at Lou Dibella’s Broadway Boxing series at BB Kings in New York City last night, Sonya “The Scholar” Lamonakis (3-0, 1 KO) beat Tiffany Woodard (3-4, 2 KO’s) in a six-round heavyweight contest. The 35-year-old school teacher from Harlem, New York won by unanimous decision, in a hard fought fight from start to finish.

Once again spurred on by the rallying cry of her loyal fan base “Sonya, Sonya” waving Greek Flags, Lamonakis did not disappoint in an action-packed six round thriller. From the opening bell, Lamonakis was the aggressor controlling the majority of the fight from the inside throwing hard shots to the body and her trademark left hooks to the head.

To her credit though Woodard came to fight and in a few instances caught the 4-time Golden Gloves champion with some solid right hand shots and uppercuts. Lamonakis would not be deterred though as she shrugged off Woodard’s best shots stayed poised and pressed forward throwing hard combinations to Woodard’s body and clean right hands.

After five hard fought rounds both fighters had tired but came out relentlessly in the last round letting loose with fierce combinations until the final bell. It was Lamonakis’ body attack and those trademark left hooks that were the more telling punches in the fight and appear to have left an impression with the judges who all had Lamonakis winning the fight. With this win, Lamonakis moves to 3-0, 1 KO and continues to prove herself a serious contender in the woman’s pro heavyweight division.




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