Night of boxing action
Aug 26, 2013 / 1:30 pm
Local fight fans were treated to a Night of Action on Saturday, when boxing club MadKatz hosted nine, action-packed fights at Rutland Centennial Hall.
It was the final show of the 2013 summer boxing series and was extra special for MadKatz owner, boxing coach and promoter Geoff Lawrence. His son, Vincenzo, who is 12-years-old, was on the card.
"I'm very focused on my young athletes," said Lawrence. "They are the future of the club and our sport."
The night started off with a public spar between Ken Huber and Matt Wigglesworth. Huber, who is from Kamloops, agreed to spar with Wigglesworth when his original opponent, first ranked contender Palvir Atwal of Surrey, was unable to make the fight.
Geoff's son, Lawrence lost a close decision to Gavin Bisla in the second fight of the night before Beau Smith beat Brandon Balbirnie with a technical knockout in the third round of a bloody scrap.
Fight of the night went to the main event between Ryan Van Der Lee and Justine Lee.
Complete NOA results:
Ken Huber vs. Matt Wigglesworth (No decision, public spar)
Gavin Bisla def. Vincenzo Lawrence-Bertucci (Unanimous decision)
Beau Smith def. Brandon Balbrinie (TKO, Round 3)
Eric Basran def. Paul Jung (Unanimous decision)
Karn Brar def. Micheal Montgomery (Unanimous decision)
Buneet Bisla def. Brendan Paterson (Unanimous decision)
Kaliegh Marie def. Anna Michalska (TKO, Round 2)
Frank Araujo def. Darren Sokoloski (Split decision)
Ross Walker def. Rick Miller (Unanimous decision)
Ryan Van Der Lee def. Justine Lee (Split decision)
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