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Truro’s Pat Carroll wins Moncton fight

MMA fighter Pat Carroll grew up in Truro and now lives in Halifax.
MMA fighter Pat Carroll grew up in Truro and now lives in Halifax. - File photo

Athlete makes triumphant comeback after two years

TRURO, N.S. —

TRURO, N.S. – MMA fighter Pat Carroll is back with a vengeance after defeating rival Alderic Keith in Moncton Saturday.
Carroll won all three rounds by unanimous consent after grappling Alderic Keith to the floor in a bloody fight, nearly two years after a car crash left him injured and in need of intensive physiotherapy.
“I thought his wrestling would be the weakest part of the game,” said Carroll. “I took him down and was able to hit some nice slams.”
However, Keith landed some powerful blows of his own, using his elbows well, leaving Carroll with cuts on his forehead and underneath his eye. 
It took staff at Casino New Brunswick half an hour to clean the blood from the ring after their April 27 fight.
Carroll described Keith as a tough opponent, saying, “I always prefer to win by either knockout or submission.”
Carroll began his MMA training in Truro when he was only 16 years old. Now 29, he lives in Halifax, where he trains at Titan’s Fitness Academy. He often visits Truro to see his parents and younger brother.
After his first fight since 2017, Carroll thanked his corner man Gavin Tucker as well as his colleagues Micky Marshall and Jake MacKenzie for helping him along on his MMA journey.

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