Travis “Rattlesnake” Hanshaw won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Middleweight title in impressive fashion on Saturday night, June 29, impressively defeating game co-challenger Aaron Quattrocchi.
In the main event of a show promoted by East Coast Promotions at the Boyd County Community Center in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, Hanshaw boxed brilliantly, showcasing dazzling hand-speed and great movement, dominating the fight with plenty of effective combinations.
“Quiet Storm” Quattrocchi, strong and willing, did well to never stop trying his best to turn the tide, but Hanshaw, spurred on by his many home-town fans from nearby Ashland, was just a level above and out-boxed him for much of the way.
After twelve rounds of action there was no question who the winner was, and judges Tony Hopper, Carlo Kellem and Ray Powers all scored it widely for Hanshaw: 119-109, 119-109 and 120-107 respectively. Referee in charge of the action was Marvin Whittamore.
The new World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Middleweight Champion, coming down from Light Heavyweight where he held the WBF Intercontinental title, improved his professional record to 15-1-1 (7). Quattrocchi drops to 11-3-1 (5).