Friday’s Clash @ The Cascades was going to be the first pro am in the Clash series, however, the pro fight was postponed to April 1.
Canadian Featherweight Champion Sarah Pucek, a local fighter, will fight April 1 in a non-title fight at Clash @ The Cascades 42. It will be the first time Pucek will get a chances to fight in front of a hometown crowd.
At the Friday at Clash 41 the main event saw B.C. Super Middleweight Champion Julian Kim defend his title against #1 contender Brandon Busby. The first round was competitive; the second saw Kim start to find a way to make Busby miss while countering with short clean shots. A solid shot hurt Busby and referee Dale Walters stepped in and gave him an eight count. After the eight count the bell went to end the second.
The third round it looked like Busby had not recovered. Kim measured him then landed and the fight was stopped. It goes in the book as a third round KO. Brandon Busby was ranked #1 because he is a formidable fighter. Kim dispatched him, making it look easy.
The semi main was also a B.C. title fight with Josh Wright of Ocean City Boxing, the former Super Welterweight Champion, facing Ari Ashari of Raincity Boxing in a five round title bout. This was a very close fight boxed at a very high level, with a decision going to Ari Ashari. Boxing fans were not happy with the result feeling Wright had won. The fight will be rematched April 1 at the Cascades.
Langley City Boxing’s Chris Chiavacci had his biggest challenge to date facing Kurtis Waterston of Carlson Gracie’s in a Super Lightweight fight. The fight was spirited, however, Chiavacci would not be denied, landing a devastating right hand several times. Waterston went down twice and the fight was stopped by referee Gregg Harrison late in the second round.
In an all-Surrey match Manny Dhillon of Suitelas Gym faced Buneet Bisla of Bilslas Gym in a four round fight. In the early part of the fight Bisla was a little too fast for Dhillon, and as the fight progressed it became closer, however, the decision went to Bisla.
In a youth bout Jerrell Serrano of Port Kells rematched Manraj Dhanoa at 147 lbs.in a very good bout. The fight was very close and was awarded to Manraj Dhanoa.
The next Clash @ The Cascades will feature Fort Langley’s Sarah Pucek, who is the current Canadian Featherweight champion. Pucek will fight Stephanie Essensa of Red Deer Alberta in a non-itle professional fight. Also on the card will be the rematch between Josh Wright and Ari Ashari for a B.C. Super Welterweight Championship and another half dozen amateur fights. Clash @ The Cascades 42 will be the first pro am of the series.