Laura Byrnes from Elk River Boxing Club will be competing for the title Toughest Woman in WV in the Middleweight Division this upcoming Saturday January 28th the the West Virginia Sports Promotion Clarksburg Toughman . Her opponent Samantha Pill from Clarksburg has won 2 Toughman Contest along with several other boxing matches . Laura the 2012 Beckley Toughman Champion 2012 Williamson Rough n Rowdy Champion. Also she is 4-0 USA Boxing . She has been Ranked 2nd in the World by the IKF in full contact rules Kickboxing . 6-4 Kickboxing record . Fought K1 in New York City March 2013 .. and have competed 2 MMA fights in Pennsylvania . She has been training several hours everyday for this competition and hope to bring the title back to Elk River Boxing Club.. attached is a photo of Laura
Elk River Boxing Club and Elk River MMA competed in the 21st Annual Rough & Rowdy Brawl, in Charleston, West Virginia. With a total of 8 competitors in the competition, including one major title fight featuring amateur MMA, 2017 is getting off to a great start for this club. William “Blake” Whittington, of Clendenin, took on Hasaan Hagler for the 185 lbs. Ruckus in the Cage Title, and won in the first round by strikes to the head. The lightweight division of the Rough & Rowdy was the largest division this year, and Nathan Gill, of Clay, finished runner-up. Michael “Tyler” Harper, of Clendenin, dominated the middleweight division by knocking out every opponent in the first round until the championship fight where he was still named 2017 Rough & Rowdy Brawl Middleweight Champion by decision. All other members of Elk River Boxing did extremely well and Coach Rob Fletcher looks forward to another great year of competition.
Pictured below Tyler Harper, William Blake Whittington