Local fighters hold their own in bouts
At the Heart of St. Charles banquet center, Sauer Thai Boxing fighters showed their skill and dedication with all three fighters victorious.
First up was Bryant Hurt, of Troy. He knocked his opponent out in the first round with a knee to the body. Hurt is the instructor of Sauers youth program, has been training with the team for five years and was recently selected to travel to Brazil and compete for team USA.
Jake Duff, of Montgomery City headlined the amateur main event. He dominated all three rounds against a talented, younger opponent winning a unanimous decision. Duff has also been with the team for five years and has been an instructor for two years.
The crowd was on its feet for the professional kickboxing main event. Doug Sauer, K-1 veteran, made an impressive comeback, dropping the 6’7”, 23-year-old Jeff Robinson with a left hook in the first and straight right in the second. He finished the fight with a jab knockout two minutes into the second round.