In his very first pro boxing fight, Surrey’s Aman Aujla won during the “Turmoil on 200th” event at Langley Events Centre on Friday (May 25). (photo: Garrett James/ Langley Events Centre)

Surrey boxers win during ‘Turmoil on 200th’ fight night in Langley

Palvir Atwal and Aman Aujla among victors at Langley Events Centre

A couple of Surrey boxers made the most of their time in the ring Friday night (May 25) at Langley Events Centre.

Palvir Atwal won a split decision over Brandon Colantonio, and Aman Aujla won by first-round technical knockout over Kevin Roberson.

The BC Athletic Commission-sanctioned pro bouts were among six held during a “Turmoil on 200th” night of fights.

Atwal retained his BC Heavyweight Championship belt in his first title defence, and improved his record to 15-3 overall.

He won despite battling the flu all week and not being able to train as much as he would have liked.

The Surrey-based fighter said the hometown support was critical, especially in the fifth and final round.

“The crowd motivated me that last round, made me push hard,” he said.

“(Winning) feels good, makes me want to go to the gym and train even harder and do better next time.”

(STORY CONTINUES BELOW VIDEO)

Meanwhile, in his very first pro fight, Aujla won after landing a big right-hand that sent his opponent crashing to the ground just 1:42 into the bout.

He celebrated by dancing around the ring, to the delight of the crowd.

“I trained hard for the fight. I guess the dance came from all the hard work. It paid off,” he said.

Winning was the goal, and the knockout was the cherry on top.

“You always just want to go in, do your best and if the knockout comes, it comes. Fortunately, today it came,” Aujla added.

More than 700 spectators took in the action at “Turmoil on 200th,” the first boxing event held at Langley Events Centre. The event was presented jointly by Bisla Martial Arts and Langley City Boxing.

In the night’s main event, Toronto’s Shelly “Machine Gun” Barnett, 34, won a unanimous decision over Langley’s Alisah McPhee to capture the Canadian Bantamweight Championship.

“I just came here to win a belt and my dreams came true,” said a beaming Barnett.

“When this fight presented itself, it was a dream come true,” she explained. “The fight was on my mom’s birthday – she’s in Heaven – but Vancouver was one of her favourite places and I had never been here before. All the stars just came together.”

The card featured three amateur bouts, all sanctioned by Combsport and each ended in unanimous decisions.

Austin Henry-Maiale defeated Anthony Valera, Manraj Dhanoa topped Ari Ashari and Lev Jackson won over Jacob George.

Just Posted

Call for better security follows fuel thefts at South Surrey Park & Ride

White Rock man says someone used a drill to drain his fuel tank Wednesday

‘Stuff the Sleigh’ event aims to collect 5,000 Christmas toys for Surrey children

The Surrey Central Lions Club event will support the Surrey Christmas Bureau

Surrey kidnapping suspect still at large

Meaz Nour-Eldin is wanted in a 15-month-old Surrey kidnapping and assault case

Surrey RCMP seeking help to find man missing since Nov. 7

Hyung ‘John’ Lee was last seen in the 13300-block of Old Yale Road

VIDEO: B.C. couple creates three-storey ‘doggie mansion’ for their five pups

Group of seven, who Kylee Ryan has dubbed as the ‘wandering paws,’ have a neat setup in Jade City

Paul Bissonnette joins Vancouver Warriors after tweeting he could walk on to an NLL club

Bissonnette will join the Warriors for their final week of training camp at Rogers Arena

Port Alberni mom takes school district to court over Indigenous smudging, prayer in class

Candice Servatius, who is an evangelical Christian, is suing School District 70

Body found after SUV found fully engulfed in flames in Abbotsford field

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team have been called in

Family of B.C. man killed in hit-and-run plead for tips, one year later

Cameron Kerr’s family says the driver and passengers tried to cover their tracks

Princeton couple pays for dream vacation with 840,000 grocery store points

It’s easy if you know what you are doing, they say

Chilliwack family’s dog missing after using online pet-sitting service

Frankie the pit bull bolted and hit by a car shortly after drop off through Rover.com

B.C. wildlife experts urge hunters to switch ammo to stop lead poisoning in birds

OWL, in Delta, is currently treating two eagles for lead poisoning

Most Read

l -->