Barstool Sports brought its hugely popular boxing show to the Amica Mutual Pavilion Thursday night, where Rhode Island “stoolies” enjoyed twenty boxing fights that brought the action from bell to bell.

I was fortunate enough to have a ringside experience, giving me a front-row seat to one of the most entertaining fight nights I have ever been to.

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Barstool Sports Rough N’ Rowdy

Rough N’ Rowdy is not about the pristine fighter. It’s more about the average Joe who straps on boxing gloves for the first time to squash beef against an equally inexperienced opponent. Self-described as “the world’s wildest fighters with no defense, throwing haymakers”, Rough N’ Rowdy features energetic rookies that go at it for three rounds at one minute a piece.

Non-Stop Action and Non-Stop Entertainment

As an experienced fighter, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I can tell you with certainty, that Rough N’ Rowdy’s show was one of the most entertaining events I have been to in a long time.

With Dave Portnoy and Dan Katz in the commentary booth and the rest of the Barstool gang helping out ringside, I saw firsthand why people around the world have fallen in love with the brand.

The card was filled with local tough guys and the SouthCoast was well-represented. Fighters from Somerset, Fall River, and Wareham tested their will, and I was dialed in for the fight that put a New Bedford bouncer against a Seekonk contender.

The Flyin Hawaiian vs Wilkie

Kevin “Wilkie” Wilkinson of New Bedford and Sean “The Flyin' Hawaiian” Choquet of Seekonk caught my attention, not only because of the towns they represent, but because of the power they were bringing. Wilkie had one of the coolest walk-outs of the evening as he was accompanied by bagpipers, and Choquet caught peoples’ attention with his Hawaiian leis and amped-up energy.




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The Flyin’ Hawaiian proved to be the dominant fighter that night, knocking Wilkinson down within seconds of the first round. Choquet secured the TKO victory in the third round.

I got a chance to speak with the winner before he celebrated, and he admitted it was the first time he ever threw a punch at a real person.

“I was a little nervous, but ten seconds in, I knew I couldn’t lose,” he said.

Choquet was proud to represent Seekonk and all of the SouthCoast. I have a feeling this is just the beginning for the Flyin’ Hawaiian.

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