Local boxers in front of home crowd at diamond belt championships

Red Deer fighters won four bouts in the annual Boxing Alberta Diamond Belt championships Saturday at the Westerner Park Harvest Centre.

Red Deer fighters won four bouts in the annual Boxing Alberta Diamond Belt championships Saturday at the Westerner Park Harvest Centre.

Lowie Cudillo, 15, stopped Wolfgang Edwards of Medicine Hat in the second round of their 120-pound bout and Cudillo’s twin brother, Lester, out-pointed Morwat Shirkan of the Calgary Boxing Club in a three-round fight.

In addition, Allison Dechant defeated Jackie Barker of the Calgary Bowmont Club by points in a 122-pound female novice tilt and 16-year-old Cole Farwell posted a three-round decision over Baylee Weaver of Peace River in the 140-pound novice division.

Red Deer boxers Brian Samuel and Mike Earles were second best in their respective fights.

Samuel dropped a close decision to Devin Reti of the Calgary Club in a lively senior open 152-pound affair and Earles lost to Medicine Hat’s Corwin ‘The Big Hurt’ Herter on a second-round stoppage of their super heavyweight bout.

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