It seems the Payson Roundup forgot to report the name of the winner of the cage fight at the Tonto Apache Gym this past month.
The winner was my youngest son, James L. Lawrence.
He is currently working as a plumber in Gilbert. This was his first fight in over five years.
Before moving back to his birthplace four years ago, he lived in Huntington Beach, Calif., where he attended high school with Tito Ortiz. Tito was part owner of a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu gym, co-owned with Fabiano Iha, with whom James said the last fighter he fought was really talented and was a great sport.
Jeanette Lawrence and Mildred Furnas (grandmother), Payson