On October 17th, Dekada promotions splashed onto the Canadian west coast boxing scene with their first fight card titled “Premier Fight Night” which took place at the Genesis Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and featured many up and coming prospects looking to make their mark in the Canadian rankings.
In the main event, Rob Nichols took on Emile Arsenault in a battle of the heavyweights. From the opening bell Nichols took the fight to Arsenault with hard combinations and body shots. Nichols would make quick work of his opponent with a hard right to the body stopping Arsenault in the 3rd round.
In the co-main event rising Polish sensation Lukasz Wierzbicki held his undefeated record intact as he took on Mexico’s Noel Mejía Rincón and winning in impressive fashion. Wierzbicki’s speed and precision would be the difference maker in the fight and by the end of the fourth round Rincón was unable to continue and cited a back injury as the reason.
Red Deer’s Cam O’Donnell made quick work of his opponent Csaba Toth. Toth was attacked and worked over from the opening bell and was finished off at 1:52 of the first round after being cornered and hit with a monstrous left hook to the body.
Ryan Ford was able to make quick work of Antonio Doss Santos. Ford worked over Dos Santos with hard combinations dropping him twice in the opening round and securing the first stoppage victory of his pro career.
Dekada started the night with a bit of bad blood as Brian Samuels, and Brett Enns renewed their rivalry that went back to their days as amateur fighters. Both men fought at close quarters, but Samuel seemed to have control over the first two rounds and the fourth and final round. Samuels landed the harder and more significant punches which earned him the unanimous decision victory.