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Written by Mark Nichols   

Pugilist and Boston police officer Billy Traft didn’t let his fans, friends and family down when he when he earned a unanimous decision over Joe Powers in a four-round middleweight bout at “Night at the Fights,” at Boston Garden recently. (It’s actually currently the “T.D. Garden” but the name gets changed so often most locals have given up on trying to stay current.)

Traft, a Dorchester resident who works in the gang unit, improved his pro-record to 3-0-0, while Powers, of Groton, Connecticut lost in a big way.

Traft came out aggressively from the jump and was all over Powers from the opening bell. The only blow Powers really landed was in the final second of the round, when he connected on a hard right to Traft’s midsection.

In the second round Traft took over almost completely.

Powers didn’t connect with a lot his punches and paid a steep price for it in the form of Traft punishing him with body shots and clean head shots.

Traft continued the punishment in the third round. Powers landed a punch occasionally but he was obviously overmatched.

Hey Billy — ya did good kid!


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