Falcons Close Out Friday Night Fights with 12 Bouts
Feb. 3 2017

USAF ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force boxing team closed out its Friday Night Fights series with 12 hard-hitting bouts on Feb. 3. The contests, which ran through the spectrum of weight classes, all went to the judges for decision. Cenada Clifton-Smith was named the Academy’s Boxer of the Week after showing good range and movement in his victory over Vlad Zhukoc at 177 pounds.

Austin Dreyer opened the night with a 191-pound victory over Nick Pingel, while Elijah Calloway decisioned Deon Dodd at 185 pounds. Seven pounds separated the next four bouts, with Levi Knox (170 pounds, vs Naptaly Trujillo), Pedro Barrientes (168 pounds, vs Naji Bseiso), Robert Hugo (164 pounds, vs Alex Hankhouse) and Isaiah Honable (163 pounds, vs Devon Smith) earning the respective victories.

Josh Turner claimed a 155-pound victory over Ben Isley, while Dillon Willis earned a 152-pound win over Jordan Cox. Sean Chieves took a 145-pound decision from Ife Onigbanjo and RJ Leon earned the judges’ vote in his 119-pound bout with Tim Tyson.

In the only women’s bout of the night, Abigail Aldecoa decisioned Loriann Santos at 129 pounds.

With Friday Night Fights complete, the Falcons turn their attention to the annual Wing Open Championships, which begin with the quarterfinal round on Feb. 16. Following a semifinal turn on Feb. 24, Air Force will head under the lights of Clune Arena for the 2017 Wing Open Finals, which will be held on Thursday, March 2.

RESULTS
191-lbs.: Austin Dreyer (CS-31) dec. Nick Pingel (CS-08)
185-lbs.: Elijah Calloway (CS-06) dec. Deon Dodd (CS-19)
177-lbs.: Cenada Clifton-Smith (CS-32) dec. Vlad Zhukov (CS-06)
170-lbs.: Levi Knox (CS-36) dec. Naptaly Trujillo (CS-38)
168-lbs.: Pedro Barrientes (CS-14) dec. Naji Bseiso (CS-26)
164-lbs.: Robert Hugo (CS-28) dec. Alex Hankhouse (CS-14)
163-lbs.: Isaiah Honable (CS-06) dec. Devon Smith (CS-28)
155-lbs.: Josh Turner (CS-10) dec. Ben Isley (CS-40)
152-lbs.: Dillon Willis (CS-12) dec. Jordan Cox (CS-32)
145-lbs.: Sean Chieves (CS-02) dec. Ife Onigbanjo (CS-32)
129-lbs.: Abigail Aldecoa (CS-15) dec. Loriann Santos (CS-23)
119-lbs.: RJ Leon (CS-35) dec. Tim Tyson (CS-08)

 

 

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