Category Archives: Boxing

Fight Night at the Shrine

I love boxing and MMA. As a former high school wrestler, I have this competitive drive in me and sports where it is one competitor against another competitor, I just can’t get away from them. Boxing and MMA is one of those things that I absolutely love to shoot, because it brings back some great memories from my wrestling days. When I got a call from the photo editor at the News-Leader, I was really excited to be shooting the main fight of the night. I had also never been to the Shrine Mosque where the fights were taking place. It a pretty neat venue to say the least. BJ Flores, a local fighter, was on the card in the main event bout and that brought a decent crowd to watch the fight unfold. The ring was a bit hot (bright) in the center, but I am pretty happy with the images that I came away with.

 

BJ Flores, left, and David McNemar, right, fight during their main event bout at the Shrine Mosque on October 6, 2012 in Springfield, Missouri. (David Welker/ For the News-Leader)

 

BJ Flores is hit in the face by David McNemar, while throwing a left jab during their main event bout at the Shrine Mosque on October 6, 2012 in Springfield, Missouri. (David Welker/ For the News-Leader)

 

 

A general view of the Shrine Mosque after the main event bout between David McNemar and BJ Flores at the Shrine Mosque on October 6, 2012 in Springfield, Missouri. (David Welker/ For the News-Leader)

 

BJ Flores sits in his corner prior to his main event bout against David McNemar at the Shrine Mosque on October 6, 2012 in Springfield, Missouri. (David Welker/ For the News-Leader)

 

David McNemar falls to the mat after being hit by BJ Flores in their main event bout at the Shrine Mosque on October 6, 2012 in Springfield, Missouri. (David Welker/ For the News-Leader)

 

David McNemar is checked by the referee after being hit by BJ Flores in their main event bout at the Shrine Mosque on October 6, 2012 in Springfield, Missouri. (David Welker/ For the News-Leader)

 

Hip Hop Artist Chingy poses for a photo during the main event bout between David McNemar and BJ Flores at the Shrine Mosque on October 6, 2012 in Springfield, Missouri. (David Welker/ For the News-Leader)

 

 

 

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