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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 22, 1996)
Boxer delivers blows at bout
By Matt Miller
With a decision by a judge, Chri:
Hansen was defeated. All the work, al
the training, all the pain. It was over.
Hansen spent Saturday night in the
ring. He fought Douglas Fischer ir
Sigma Chi’s Fight Night, an 18-yeai
tradition at the University of Nebraska
Fight Night drew more than 1,80(
people to the 4-H pavilion on the State
Fair grounds. Sigma Chi raised $6,00(
that will go to either an Alzheimer’*
charity or the Bright Lights Founda
tion, a program that funds camps foi
For Hansen, it was more.
The freshman member of Theta Ch
spent the last month and a hal ftraining
and working out for the night.
Before the bout, Hansen was ner
vous. For an hour and a half, he rollec
his shoulders, bounced on the balls ol
his toes and focused on the task ahead
And then the fight started.
For three rounds — the full length
of an amateur fight — Hansen anc
Fischer traded blows. Hansen had
trouble with his head gear, which forced
the referee stop the fight to fix the
The crowd, while the fight was
stopped, got rowdy, yelling at (he rcl
to let the fight go on.
In the second round, Hansen caught
the business end ofa solid shot, which
drew a standing eight count from the
ref. A trickle of blood started down his
Hansen made it to the end of the
fight, only to lose by a decision.
When asked, he said he’d be back.
TOP: Taking a moment alone, Chris Hansen thinks about the _^y y
fight ahead Saturday night. C)tf) C hy
ABOVE: Hansen takes a left hand on the chin Saturday night r^yy^yy^ yyj/
during Sigma Chi’s Greek Figh, Nigh,. Miller
ABOVE: Chris Hansen trains at Menefee Boxing
Club weeks before Fight Night.
RIGHT: Trying to stop his nose from bleeding, Chris
Hansen checks the damage in the mirror. The fighter
behind Hansen iust vomited and was having trouble
holding himself up.
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