September 23rd, 2006
Six of our boxers
were matched at a great event promoted by the Crowley Kiwanis Boxing Club.
This was their first show in 21 years and the crowd turned out for this one!
Skylar Conner, 10, continues to
dominate the 90 pound division with a dominating 3 rounds over his skillful
opponent. Conner's improving left jab and fast footwork earned him a
unanimous decision from the Louisiana judges.
Paul Rosemon, competing in the
heavyweight division, made quick work of his adversary scoring a devastating
knockout in the first 40 seconds of the first round. Rosemon's quick
and powerful left hook found its target and the match was over. Paul
is one of the most dedicated and hard workers in our Gym and he was rewarded
with the 1st Place trophy!
Click HERE To Watch The Fight
(Note: 20mb WMV Streaming Format. Hi-speed
Reginald (Reggie) Mays fought his
first amateur bout and went 3-rounds with a more experienced and aggressive
boxer from Hands of Stone Boxing Club. Reginald continues to develop
his fundamental skills and his experience at the Crowley Show has made him
even more dedicated to the sport.
There's no stopping Zane Conner in
his quest for a national tournament opportunity as he brought
home his third straight victory! His opponent at the Crowley Show was
Clayton Sellers, a tough puncher from the Youngstown Boxing Club stable who
also will develop into a highly ranked Junior Olympic competitor.
Max Karpel, right, competed in his
first amateur boxing event against Robert Davis, a former defensive end and
basketball player at the University of Louisiana. Davis, 6'-7" and
winner by K.O. of his last 5 fights, used his jab effectively to keep Karpel at a
distance. However, Max worked his best to slip inside Robert's punches and
Karpel did deliver some awesome body shots that no doubt would have folded a
lesser opponent. A great opportunity for both fighters as they
continue to gain experience.
Andrew Bethea, pictured top left
with our boxers following the show, battled a tough and experienced athlete
from West Monroe, Lawrence Brown. Bethea dazed Brown in the first
round but could not place the finishing blows before the referee stepped in
and gave Brown a standing 8-count. The fight continued and the judges
decision leaned for Brown. Bethea plans to work on more aggressive
moves and advanced footwork techniques when he returns to the Gym.