Brock Stodden lacing up for title defense

Brock Stodden has waited a long time to fight in his backyard as a title holder.

On Saturday night, before what’s sure to be a rabid partisan crowd, the Bremerton native will get his chance.

Stodden, 30, will fight Cory Rader of Bismarck, N.D., in the 10-round main event of a six-card bout at the Kitsap Pavilion at the county fairgrounds, as part of the “Slugfest Professional Boxing Series.” He’ll be doing so in defense of his 5-month-old C.A.M. (Canadian-American-Mexican) super middleweight championship belt.

The 1992 Bremerton High School grad-

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