Images from a boxing card at the Empire State Convention Center in Albany on May 12, taken by Gazette columnist Carl Strock.
Mike Faragon, right, bounces a punch off Miguel Rodriguez of Puerto Rico in the main event. Rodriguez took a good punch; Faragon won a lopsided decision.
Fans of Mike Faragon cheer his arrival in the ring at the Empire State Convention Center on May 12.
Amir Imam, left, of Albany, had all he could handle with last-minute opponent Yves Ulysse of Montreal, who was very fancy on his feet.
Former welterweight boxer, now trainer, Charles "The Natural" Murray urges on his protege Jemell Tyson in what turned out to be a losing effort against Ray Velez of Troy fighting in only his second professional bout.
Kimdo Bethel of Albany, right, slugs it out with a badly overweight Mujaheed Moore of Cleveland, Ohio. In the fourth round Moore's corner asked the referee to stop the bout.
Mike Faragon swings against Miguel Rodriguez.
If it had been a contest of footwork, Yves Ulysse, in the light trunks would have beaten Amir Imam, in the dark trunks, but Imam landed more punches and won a close decision.
Ray Velez of Troy ducks under Jemell Tyson of Rochester in a winning effort.
Former Albany star Tony Marshall, always elegantly turned out for a fight night, signs a glove.