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Chattanooga native Roger "The Hitman" Hilley wins first pro fight by KO

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It only took 119 seconds for Chattanooga native Roger "The Hitman" Hilley to win his first professional boxing match. The two-time Amateur World Ringside Champion made his professional boxing debut in front of his home crowd Thursday night at the Chattanooga Convention Center, and it did not disappoint. 

The 22-year-old threw a nasty left hook barely two minutes into the first round, knocking out 26-year-old Ronnie Watson from North Carolina. 

 "I threw a hard hook and looked up and he was down and I felt incredible" exclaimd Hilley. "This is an extremely great feeling right here in the city of Chattanooga. I have the whole community behind me and it's unbelievable. It tells me I can compete at the professional level so the sky's the limit."

Hilley will now take a break for the holidays before getting back to work in January. He will then start training for two fights, including one back in Chattanooga in May.

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