Maerz lands Calgary win

In Calgary over the weekend, pro fighter and Bulldogs Boxing Club head coach, Peggy Maerz, overpowered opponent Jennifer Walker

Powerhouse: Salmon Arm’s Peggy Maerz lands a punch on her way to a four-round unanimous decision over Jennifer Walker at the Duel at Desperados in Calgary.

At the Duel at Desperados in Calgary over the weekend, pro fighter and Bulldogs Boxing Club head coach, Peggy Maerz, overpowered opponent Jennifer Walker to earn a unanimous decision.

Utilizing her long reach and jab, Maerz tired her opponent by the fourth, putting in steady body work at the beginning of the bout. In the end, the judges scored the match 40-36, 40-36 and 39-37.

In the six weeks leading up to the fight, Maerz engaged in extensive training with coach Mickey Sims, travelling to Vancouver for four of those weekends to spar with other pro fighters to prepare.

Maerz stuck with her fight plan to secure the win in Calgary.

Maerz’s next scheduled bout is set for April and, in the meantime, promoters are working towards setting up a fight earlier in the New Year, either in January or February.

The weekend prior, Maerz attended an amateur fight card with two of her Bulldogs Boxing Club fighters, Noah Paterson and Ryan Hornning.

In an exhibition match – where there is no decision – 11-year-old, 106-pound Paterson had a strong showing versus an older opponent from Prince George, while Senior Novice teammate Ryan Hornning, 140 pounds, defeated his opponent, winning the bout by a margin of 11 points.

This weekend, the Bulldogs travel to Revelstoke for the BC Provincial Boxing tournament Nov. 26 and 27.

 

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