Results Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Steve Claggett Victorious
On a cold winters night in Calgary, Alberta, Canada Steve “The Dragon” Claggett (18-2-1, 12 KO’s)was a man on a mission once that first bell rang. Claggett took on former European champion Giuseppe Lauri (53-16, 31 KO’s) in a back and forth war for the entire 8 rounds. Claggett went to the body early while Lauri was headhunting. In the fifth round a mouse started to develop under the left eye of Lauri while Claggett began bleeding from his nose. In the 7th round, the mouse that was developing under Lauri’s eye cut open from a punch and Claggett bean mixing combinations to the head and body at will. Claggett would go on to win a unanimous decision with scores on all 3 judges’ scorecards reading 80-72.
After the fight Claggett thanked everyone for showing up and Lauri for coming all the way from Hungary and putting on a great show. Claggett stated that he is going for the North American title and soon for a world title. Lauri showed great sportsmanship then went into the crowd, grabbed a beer and was on his way.
The only other professional bout of the night featured hometown fighter Roxi Lam made his professional debut against Dave McQuaker of Lethbridge, Alberta. McQuaker seemed more determined than he has in the past and put up a fight but went down in rounds two and three with the knockdown in round three being the final one.
The amateur portion of the card was entertaining but two fighters stole the show for the amateur portion. Jordan “The Truth” McNaughton was calm and impressive in his victory over Steve Meikel.
Four time national champion Alex Torres Rynn was very impressive as he boxed and banged away at his opponent. Rynn appears to be a shoe in for the 2016 Canadian Olympic team and has a very bright future in the sport.