FightFan.com was ringside at the Genesis Centre in Calgary, AB for Dekada Premier Fight Night where Mexico’s Jesus Perez upset hometown favourite Alvin Tam and Janks Trotter fought to an action packed majority draw with Albert Onolunose. Read on for a full recap of the evenings events and stay tuned for PHOTOS.
Calgary-based lightweight Alvin Tam (13-6) was upset in a split-decision decision loss to Mexico’s Jesus Perez (10-11) in the main event of the evening. Tam came out aggressively, but was knocked down by a left hook in Round 1. Perez seemed to get the better of some good exchanges in Rounds 2 & 3 that left Tam bleeding from the nose. With the support of a good-sized Filipino contingent, Tam kept throwing but was unable to earn the respect of Perez with his punching power. In the later rounds Perez seemed able to land at will and was landing the cleaner, more effective punches even if he wasn’t acting as the aggressor. Perez was content to cruise through Round 6 whiling taunting Tam, but remained in control of the bout. Official scores were 58-55 for Tam and 58-55 x 2 for Perez. FightFan.com scored the bout 58-55 in favour of Perez.
In the co-featured bout of the evening, Janks Trotter (10-4-2) and Albert Onolunose (21-1-1) fought to a very entertaining majority draw in the super middleweight division. Trotter started fast and outworked Onolunose in the first two rounds. Onolunose began to find his rhythm in Round 3 and rocked Trotter with hard counter punches in Rounds 4 & 5. Trotter continued to press forward in Round 6, but looked like he was about ready to go down as Onolunose was snapping his head back with right hands and uppercuts. However, Trotter came out hard in Round 7 while Onolunose seemed unable to find his second wind. Trotter didn’t let up and also got the better of the eighth and final round to earn the draw. Official scores were 78-74 and 76-76 x 2.
‘Country’ Kandi Wyatt (4-0) unleashed a four round beating on Mexico’s Heidy Martinez (2-3) in an action packed welterweight fight. Wyatt bloodied her opponent’s nose early in the bout and didn’t stop punching as she pressed forward, landing shot after shot. Credit goes to Martinez for refusing to back down in a bout in which she was thoroughly outclassed.
50-year-old heavyweight Lee Mein (4-3) scored a violent first round stoppage victory over previously undefeated Dwayne Lewis (2-1). Mein, of Lethbridge AB, scored three knockdowns as he battered his opponent around the ring. Lewis got up on very unsteady legs after the third knockdown and the referee waved off the bout.
Bowmont Boxing’s Gwyn Lewis won his professional debut with an impressive first round knockout over fellow Calgary-native Justin Sluchinski (0-2) in a junior welterweight contest. Lewis scored an early knockdown with a temple shot that dropped Sluchinski to a knee, before following up and flooring his opponent twice more, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
In the first professional bout of the evening, T’suu Ti’na Nation’s Zach Manywounds (2-0) outboxed Trenton Rowell (0-1) of Rocky Mountain House over four rounds to earn a unanimous decision in the cruiserweight division. Official scores were 40-36 x 3.
Light Heavyweight Brad Davis earned a hard fought unanimous decision over Eddie Terstakian in the opening amateur bout of the evening.
Medicine Hat’s Wade Peterson won a unanimous decision victory over Calgary’s Dale Belcher in a heavyweight bout.
Allain Balon scored a hard fought unanimous decision over Tristen Ewanin action-packed battle of Calgary junior bantamweights. Ewanin came on strong in Round 2, landing a series of counter left hooks, but Balon was the more consistent fighter over the three rounds.
Zach Schjins won a split decision victory over Odane Scott in a junior welterweight bout. Schjins was the busier fighter throughout the contest.
Junior welterweight Jordan Mcnaughton scored a well deserved unanimous decision victory over Abdi Mohammed in the final amateur bout of the evening. McNaughton’s slick movement and activity was too much for Mohammed to handle.
Calgary’s Chris Souster outworked and outfought Geoff Hewlett to earn a unanimous decision victory in the final amateur bout of the evening.
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