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

South Surrey church members ‘praying for accused mother… for the whole process’

Lisa Batstone’s second-degree murder trial continues this week in B.C. Supreme Court

City will ask Fraser Health to remove pay parking at SMH, Surrey councillor says

Surrey’s new council has already made parking free on neighbouring city streets

Health and Technology District breaks ground on new building

City Centre 3 is the third of eight planned buildings: Lark Group

Spawning salmon returning to North Delta’s Cougar Creek

It’s early in the season, but the streamkeepers are hopeful it could be a good year for returns

Surrey White Rock Ringette Association ‘excited’ about world championships coming to Lower Mainland

Ringette Canada says the sport has reached record registration numbers

Winter weather hits parts of Canada

As some parts of the country brace for cold, parts of B.C. remain warmer than 10 C

Giants serve up major defeat to Pats at Langley Events Centre

On the ice, Vancouver G-Men wrap up home stand with a 10-4 win over Regina Friday night.

Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.

Unique technology gives children with special needs more independent play

UVic’s CanAssist refined seven prototypes aided by $1.5M government contribution

Kelly Ellard’s boyfriend has statutory release revoked

Darwin Duane Dorozan had several parole infractions that found him ‘unmanageable’

New chair of Metro Vancouver board is Burnaby councillor

The 40-person board is made up of elected officials from 21 cities and one First Nation

Doctor’s note shouldn’t be required to prove you’re sick: poll

70% of Canadians oppose allowing employers to make you get a sick note

German-born B.C. man warns against a ‘yes’ vote on proportional representation

Agassiz realtor Freddy Marks says PR in his home country shows party elites can never be voted out

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Most Read