Jones dominates Dioepker in Oyen

The Red Deer Boxing Club won two of three bouts at the Jimmy Barry Memorial Tournament during the weekend.

OYEN — The Red Deer Boxing Club won two of three bouts at the Jimmy Barry Memorial Tournament during the weekend.

Chad Jones won a unanimous decision over fellow southpaw Rylan Dioepker of Saskatoon in the senior 152-pound division while Sylvan Lake’s Matthew Scott earned his second victory with an unanimous decision win over Paul Lewis of Calgary in the senior middleweight division.

“Chad looked great,” said Red Deer Boxing Club coach Jim Kennedy. “He came out throwing straight lefts, right hooks and body shots. It was a convincing win.”

Kennedy was as impressed by Scott.

“Matt stayed tight, used his handspeed, jabs and left hooks. He looked really good. Lewis has a great chin because Matt caught him with some really hard shots.”

Red Deer’s Bailey Bevans, 11, participated in her first amateur bout and looked good, despite giving away two years in age to Rayne Longman of Regina.

In the first round Bevans countered well, landing one shot at a time out of her shell defence. She continued that through the second round, coming back with two shots instead of one. However, at the end of the round Bevans got caught with a hard shot. In the third round Kennedy threw in the towel to protect the younger fighter for future bouts.