Liz Mooney earns draw at Armory

Farragon dominated the first three rounds against Proctor, who was also in his third professional bout. Proctor came back with a strong fourth round, but it was too late to sway the judges' decisions.

"I thought he fought great," said Andy Farragon, Mike's trainer and father. "He came out with a lot of energy, and I was worried he had too much energy. I told him to save something for the later rounds, (but) he didn't have a lot of energy left at the end."

Saratoga Springs heavyweight Gary Wilcox made his first appearance in a boxing ring in three years a memorable one as he defeated John Rainwater by technical knockout. Wilcox dominated the first four rounds of the six-round bout before the referee stopped the fight in the fifth round.

"I felt better than I did in a long time," said Wilcox, who last fought in 2005. "My legs felt great."

In other bouts, Sean Thompson handed Albany's Chris Horn his first professional loss with a unanimous decision in their cruiserweight match, Schenectady's Brian Miller defeated Troy's Broderick Antonio in a junior welterweight fight and Delmar lightweight Zach Smith won a unanimous decision against Troy's Rafael Luna in his pro debut. Joe Yerdon fought Rakeem Carter to a draw in their light middleweight bout.

Sweeney said he was happy with the way the evening turned out and is hoping to hold another professional card at the Armory in September.""

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