Oct. 10 was a great night for amateur muay thai and boxing fans. The heated event was at Maya New York Pizza, Bar and Grill, 223 E. Brown Road in Mesa, and hosted by the World Muay Thai Alliance. It was an evening of great food, beverages, and even better entertainment with all the intense matches.
1on1 Boxing of Mesa was the clear champion of the night with three fighters on the card consisting of one female and two male contenders. Considering they entered three fighters and came away with three wins it really shows the dedication, hard work and effective training of coach Christopher Terry and his team.
The first fight of the new gym on the block and of the night was Mychelle “MyMy” Allen. A super tough-as-nails female boxer with skill even more impressive than her abs. She fought against Janette Montero in her début fight. Round one displayed the difference in experience and technique of the two ladies with Allen easily dominating her opponent. She showed true boxing skill by using her jabs to judge the distance and creating openings to take advantage. Allen won by decision after three rounds.
The second fighter was Terrell Moore. He is the newest amateur of the three, but has developed at an incredibly rapid pace. Most people would not think a school teacher could teach a lesson in a boxing ring but that is exactly what happened. The fight lasted only 44 seconds. Moore was totally focused and on point in the ring and his opponent literally used duck and cover as a defense. It did not work long before he gave up and Moore got the win. The most disappointing thing was how much Moore wanted a real fight and didn’t get it. There is always next time since he still has that fire in his stomach and he has no intention of stopping.
The last (but not the least) fighter was Jermone Jones Jr “JJJJ.” Jones was a special request for the night as his talent has turned heads over the past year. Jones is one of those rare natural talents to watch for in the coming years. He fought against Patrick Casas who was unknowingly brave for accepting the fight. It was Patrick’s second fight after winning his début previously. The fight lasted about a minute and a half before a vicious body shot left Patrick kneeling on the canvas in a way that some religious persons pray to their god.
The TKO is the modern version of a mercy killing and luckily the ref gave mercy to the opponents facing the boxers trained by 1on1 Boxing. There will be more boxers fighting tomorrow, Oct 14, from 1on1 Boxing and more competing in Gene Lewis Boxing Club, 59 E. Broadway Road in Mesa, in November so look forward to seeing more exciting action and unsurprising wins.
1on1 Boxing Fitness LLC is located in Mesa at 1833 W. Main St.
– Shane Schomburg is with 1on1 Boxing Fitness LLC in Mesa.