Taber’s Joel Mills thrills fans with huge KO victory in Calgary, Results from the Deerfoot Casino!
By Joe Bruiser (26-Jun-2016)
A packed house was on hand at the Deerfoot Casino in Calgary on Saturday for Teofista Boxing Series 19 as fan favourite Joel Mills headlined a very entertaining card from start to finish. Read on for full results from the card.
Photo: Joe Bruiser
Taber, Alberta’s own Joel Mills (7-3-1, 2 KOs) returned to the ring after a 7-year layoff to thrill the busloads of his hometown fans with a spectacular first round KO of Justin Schmidt (0-1) in the light heavyweight division. Mills dropped Schmidt with a right hand off the break mid way through the round, and followed up shortly after with a huge right hand that sent Schmidt face first to the canvas to end the bout.
Middleweight Janks Trotter (10-3-1, 10 KOs) made short work of unheralded opponent Mikhail Lyubarsky (3-17, 1 KO) in the penultimate fight of the evening, scoring two knockdowns en route to an uneventful first round stoppage as it was obvious that Lyubarsky was not interested in putting up a fight.
Calgary’s Dustin Sutley (5-1, 5 KOs) scored first round stoppage over Vancouver’s Tristan Connelly (0-1) in a wildly entertaining super middleweight bout. Both men were throwing bombs early and Sutley was badly cut by a clash of heads shortly before Connelly was also cut over the eye by a punch. Moments later Sutley dropped Connelly along the ropes, and while Connelly was able to beat the count, he was on unsteady legs and the referee waved off the contest.
Chiseled 49-year-old Lee Mein (2-2, 2 KOs) pummeled much shorter opponent Jonathon Dubois (0-3) to his knees with body shots before finishing him with a stiff jab at 1:40 of Round 2 of their heavyweight bout.
Lightweight Justin Schlusinksi (1-1, 1 KO) looked very good in stopping opponent Louie Grover (0-2) in three rounds. Grover was down twice in Round 2 and once in Round 3, all from right hands.
Calgary’s Connor ‘The Bomber’ Bush (3-1-1, 2 KOs) made quick work of welterweight Desmond Johnson (0-2) via left hand at 0:52 of Round 1 in the first bout of the evening.