Truro box­ers put on a strong show in Fri­day night fights


Hun­dreds of spec­ta­tors in Truro en­joyed a thrilling fight night card put to­gether by Be­yond Box­ing.

Box­ers fought 13 bouts in the ring, topped off by a nail-bit­ing fi­nale that saw Truro fighter Lo­gan Paul suf­fer a nar­row de­feat on a split de­ci­sion to Josh Rho­d­enizer from Kentville, at the Best Western Glen­garry.

“I need to get more car­dio,” said Paul. “I’ve got to get more run­ning in. He’s a good com­peti­tor; for a minute there I thought I had him, to the point where I did so much de­fence. But he’s also skilled him­self, so I could have un­der­es­ti­mated him.”

Both box­ers ma­noeu­vred with skill, mov­ing their feet to find a bet­ter an­gle be­fore throw­ing a punch, of­ten block­ing and shov­ing each other dur­ing their three-round bouts as the crowd cheered them on

“He was a great fighter, but my style is go for­ward, break the de­fences, so I al­ways like to have pres­sure on my op­po­nent,” said Rho­d­enizer of his op­po­nent af­ter their Nov. 23 bout in the 190-lb. cat­e­gory. “I would have liked to have thrown more body punches. It wasn’t un­til to­wards the sec­ond or third round I started throw­ing them.”

Ted Ash, head coach of Be­yond Box­ing, was pleased to see a good turnout of vol­un­teers and spec­ta­tors.

Money raised from the tour­na­ment will go to­wards the club’s op­er­at­ing costs and Be­yond Box­ing will likely host a sec­ond fight card in the spring.

While the club only opened in Sep­tem­ber, three of its fight­ers won their bouts Nov. 23, along with a fourth lo­cal boxer from Mar­mac Ath­let­ics.

“For the first time, it felt great. I was a lit­tle ner­vous and once I got in there, the nerves went away and I felt re­ally good,” said Be­yond Box­ing’s Amanda Dowe. She won her bout against Cyn­thia Denny from Al­bion Box­ing in New Glas­gow, in the 150-lb. cat­e­gory.

For her next fight, Dowe said she plans to im­prove her tech­nique with more straight punches and up­per cuts.

For now, how­ever, Dowe was hum­ble about her win, not­ing the boxer she had orig­i­nally be sched­uled to fight was a last-minute scratch.

“So this girl stepped up and it’s been five years since she fought,” said Dowe, “so it was nice of her to come in and fight me and she’s been out of it for a while, so I’ll take the vic­tory and run with it.”

The full fight card list of win­ners, in or­der of ap­pear­ance, were as fol­lows: 70-lb. Fun Box:

Sadie Leblanc (Al­bion Box­ing) vs. Tessa Scott (Golden Gloves)

70-lb.: Bo­han Pet­ti­pas, ( Westville Box­ing) beat Cameron Comeau (Golden Gloves)

85-lb. ex­hi­bi­tion: Car­son Sholes (Al­bion Box­ing) vs. Yan Arken­zov (Golden Gloves)

130-lb.: Holly Macdon­ald ( Tribal Box­ing) beat Can­dace Col­li­cout (DMC Box­ing)

110-lb.: Kaleb Gor­don ( Westville Box­ing) beat Li­ran Lan­gleben (FISTS Box­ing)

120-lb. ex­hi­bi­tion: Jes­sica Wood­worth (Mar­mac Ath­let­ics) vs. Kristy Roy (DMC Box­ing) 125-lb.: Tre Drum­mond (Fit Plus) beat Liam Kinch ( Westville Box­ing) 125-lb.: Destiney Wysote (Be­yond Box­ing) beat Danielle Fife (Can­ning Box­ing)

110-lb. ex­hi­bi­tion: Tivor Ste­wart (Al­bion Box­ing) vs. Matt Roleau (Citadel Box­ing)

140-lb.: J.T. Thom­son (Be­yond Box­ing) beat Shane Vin­cent (Fit Plus)

150-lb.: Luke Lit­tle (Mar­mac Ath­let­ics) beat Nate Fos­ter (Can­ning Box­ing)

150-lb.: Amanda Dowe (Be­yond Box­ing) beat Cyn­thia Denny (Al­bion Box­ing)

190-lb. Main Event: Josh Rho­d­enizer (Evan­ge­line Trail) beat Lo­gan Paul (Be­yond Box­ing)

J.T. Thom­son from Be­yond Box­ing raises his hands in vic­tory af­ter win­ning his bout against Shane Vin­cent from Fit Plus.

Lo­gan Paul, left, of Truro put up a scrappy fight in the evening’s main event but Josh Rho­d­enizer bet­tered him dur­ing Be­yond Box­ing's first- ever fight card at the Best Western Glen­garry, Fri­day.

Truro boxer Lo­gan Paul, in red, mounted a stout de­fence against his op­po­nent Josh Rho­d­enizer dur­ing Be­yond Box­ing's first- ever fight card at the Best Western Glen­garry Fri­day, how­ever, Rho­d­enizer went on to win.

Truro fighter Amanda Dowe (in blue) won a hard-fought vic­tory for Be­yond Box­ing against her op­po­nent Cyn­thia Denny from Al­bion Box­ing. The two box­ers faced off in Be­yond Box­ing's first- ever fight card at the Best Western Glen­garry Fri­day.

Danielle Fife, in red, withers un­der a hail of blows from Be­yond Box­ing’s Des­tiny Wysote at Fri­day night’s bouts. Wysote went on to win the match.

Jes­sica Wood­worth from Mar­mac Ath­let­ics, in red, dom­i­nated the ring in her ex­hi­bi­tion fight against op­po­nent Kristy Roy from DMC Box­ing.

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