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Amer Abdallah successfully defended his World Kickboxing Association United States light heavyweight championship Saturday night with a first-round technical knockout of Robert Katzfey at the Kenan Arena in Lockport.

With trainer Jeff Mayweather in his corner, Abdallah (16-0) knocked Katzfey (3-4) down seconds after the opening bell and twice more before the fight was stopped at the 1:57 mark.

It was Abdallah’s first fight affiliated with Team Mesi’s Jack and Joe Mesi.