Referee Huey Tiger Touchet raises Devon Caesar’s hand in victory.
Gael Tavera (center) awaits his bout in the corner along with Crowley
Boxing Club coaches Arthur Scott (left) and Greg Monceaux.
Joseph Lewis Jr. shows off his trophy.
Tyrese Cormier hits his opponent with a stiff jab.
Crowley Boxing Club fares well at local show
The Crowley Boxing Club, coached by Arthur Scott and Greg Monceaux, hosted the Seventh Annual Mayor Greg Jones Invitational last weekend and the local fared pretty well in front of the home crowd.
The show, which was held at the International Rice Festival Building, started at 2 p.m. and featured 23 fights, with three Crowley Boxing Club fighters taking home trophies.
Stepping into the ring for the first time, Joseph “Smoking Joe” Lewis Jr. took the win in the 65-lb. weight division over Ty Crooks, who was fighting out of Tony’s Boxing Club.
Lewis was relentless in his amateur debut and easily walked away with a decision after three rounds.
Devon “Knockout” Caesar, fighting in the 75-lb. weight division, came out on top with an impressive win over Joseph Keller Jr. of Operation Knockout.
Also in the 75-lb. weight division, La’Qualin “Thunderman” Scott won his bout after a hard fight against Michael Anderson of the Red Stick Boxing Club.
Ja’Rod Anderson of Breaux Brothers Boxing bested Gael Tavera in the 112-lb. weight division, and Tyrese “Bubba” Cormier saw the decision in his match in the 129-lb. division go to Derick Henderson fighting out of Bayou Boxing.
Blades Total Boxing Gym also represented the city of Crowley well, with Sean Ordogne taking the win over Keith Richards of Backstreet Boxing Club out of Carencro. Junious Hayes fought Dartrell Smith of the Avondale Boxing Club but Smith took the win. The Blades fighters are coached by Chad Holloway and Tony Johnson.
Prior to the beginning of the show, Pastor Matthew Kelso of St. Joseph Baptist Church led the attendees in prayer and his wife, Shelda Kelso, sang “The Star Spangled Banner.” Malaysia Antoine, a fighter with Backstreet Boxing Club led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Guy Cuccio served as ringmaster.
(Photos by Paul E. Gregg III)