Friday the 13th succeeded on Saturday
Conrad "Friday the 13th" Lam successfully defeated Tussi Asafo on Craig Thomson's Promotions at Ellerslie Event Centre. Originally the bout was scheduled between Lam and American James Wilson.
James Wilson went back to America a week than originally scheduled, due to a Torn Bicep injury which will require surgery. Another bout that was originally scheduled on the fight night was pulled. Panuve Helu was scheduled to take on Hayden Todd in a 6 round bout, however due to Helu having the flu he was unable to fight.
The fight night featured a great selection of corporate boxing, very well matched and some close fights. Experience Corporate heavyweight female boxer Tamaka Langi-Swann won her bout against Melissa Harrison by Split Decision. Nicolas Pyman defeated Joshua Nikora in an explosive close fight. Pyman was extremely notable when he came out in the third round like a raging bull.
Koko Kauhenga-Rob defeated Thomas Massi, winning almost every round. As much as it was a good win for Koko, his one table fan base made an embarrassment of themselves, constantly slurring F**K yeah, yeah boy, C**T. The table was almost kicked out of the building when a couple of the attendance came to the ring, slamming on the ring and running to the corner between round 2 and 3.
All 10 of the corporate bout were pre recorded and will be shown on Gladrap channel on Youtube.
Reuben Webster took on Kickboxer Harley Love in a great bout. The score card does not suggest how the fight went as every round were close rounds. Webster won the bout by Majority Decision. A couple of people in the audience said there should probably be a rematch or should have gone the other way.
Conrad Lam took on Tussi Asafo in a 4 round bout. Lam came in unexpectedly fast for his 175 kg + size and throwing heavy hits. Everytime Asafo landed a shot Lam looked like it barely hit him. Throwout the bout Asafo was either trying to keep as far away from Lam as he can or getting stuck in a corner by Lam's size. Lam won the bout by 3rd round KO. Hopefully Conrad Lam will be taking on James Wilson in November.
All the fights will be on Gladrap Channel on Youtube.