Marshall defensive end Ra'Shawde Myers put down his football pads and picked up a pair of boxing gloves this weekend, participating in the Tri-State Original Toughman Contest at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.
An amateur boxing competition, Toughman bouts consist of three, one minute rounds. The single elimination tournament was held over Friday and Saturday at the Big Sandy Arena.
Myers advanced to the events second day before running into eventual heavyweight division (185 - 400 lbs.) champion Dakota Taylor. Stranding 6-foot-4, 246 lbs., Myers is bigger than most humans, but the 331 lbs., Taylor proved up to the challenge, beating his college football playing foe via a decision.
A veteran of Toughman competitions, Myers was the heavyweight division runner-up in last years Huntington event.
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