Five Wadena boxers claim ring victories
Five Wadena boxers triumphed Saturday night in a 12-bout card at the Armory.
DeWayne Steward squared off with St. Cloud's John Geyer in a 165-pound main event. Steward prevailed in the four-rounder by forcing the action Geyer.
Elliot Sandberg picked up a decision in his 199-pound bout with Fergus Falls' Nick Soliah.
Julie Jackson fought the final bout before intermission and the 108-pounder bounced back from a rough first round to decision Willmar's Amanda Larson.
Patchrick Szathmary mixed up his combinations to decision Eric Alger of Leech Lake.
Sam Davidson earned a decision for Wadena by defeating Tyson Sarjent of Leech Lake in their 168-pound fight.
Big Justin Isaacson ran into 2010 National Junior Champion Ryan Watson of Duluth in a 205-pound fight and took him to the third round before losing an RSC.
Fergus' Eugene Garcia used his height to keep Wadena's John Johnson at bay in a 147-pound fight.
Eloy Zavala of Willmar beat Kevin Harper of Wadena in a hard-fought bout at 112.
Wadena's Matt Umland mixed it up with Willmar's Derek Dolezal for three rounds before losing on a split decision.
Other boxing action saw Clyde Willrich of Minneapolis defeat Rondale Hubbert in a 150 pound bout, Sergio Garcia of Fergus post a third round RSC over Santo Reyes of Willmar in a 132-pound fight and Lorenzo Gonzales of Minneapolis decision Egene Sommars of White Earth.
Steward, Sandberg and Szathmary will see action under the Wadena banner Jan. 25 on an eight-bout card at the Medina Ballroom.
The Wadena Boxing Club will host another card Feb. 12 at the Armory beginning at 7:30 p.m.