Turmoil on 200th Langley, British Columbia, Canada

November 23, 2018

Bisla Boxing and Langley City Boxing

For the second time in 2018 pro boxing came to The Langley Events Centre. For the second time this year the show was headlined by Alisah McPhee challenging for a Canadian Championship. However this is where the comparisons end. Last May McPhee lost a decision challenging Shelly Barnett for the vacant Bantamweight Title.

Judy Pereira of Winnipeg was coming in hoping to do what Barnett did last May. This time McPhee was in better shape and was fighting at 115lb the Super Flyweight limit. The fight was very competitive in fact the score sheets showed the fight was a draw after 6 rounds. McPhee’s trainer and corner James Allison told his charge she need to win the last two rounds to secure the title. He did not see the score he just had well honed instincts. At age 36 Allison has been in boxing most of his life, he started in the sport at age 8.McPhee put it together and won the last two rounds as instructed and with two judges scoring 77-75 McPhee it was the two rounds needed. Both McPhee and Pereira boxed very well and were evenly match all the way around. This was the main event of an exciting night of boxing.


Alisah McPhee and James Allison celebrate taking the belt

Aujula started his assault by launching a left that jolted Roberson's head

In the Semi Main Aman Aujla, 193lb, made it 2 wins in a row with another 1st round KO. Aujula was way too much for his opponent and last-minute substitute Nick Coughran, 195lb, of Seattle. Aujula looked great, it was just too bad he did not get tested said Dave Allison who was co promoting the event. Allison says next time out he will have Aman tested. I am sure he is up to it.

Julian Kim, 159 lb, was in against Irish Jay Kelly, 163lb, of Ottawa. Kelly was a veteran of 9 pro fights and had won his last two outings. In contrast to Kelly’s active career, Kim entered the ring at 1-0-0 and had not been in the ring in 18 months. It showed in the first 2 minutes when Kelly was taking the fight to Kim who looked very vulnerable. Kim finally woke up and unloaded on Kelly with a barrage that ended with a set left hook to the body that dropped Kelly. Kim followed with a head shot that was an illegal blow.
This resulted in a ruling by Ref Joel Scobie who deemed the fight No Contest. Allison says a rematch could follow.



The main event of the amateur undercard was a much-anticipated fight between Cody Robertson of Ibarra Boxing and Manraj Dhanoa of Bisla Boxing. The fight lived up to expectations and was a great fight displaying great skill. It was very close, however Robertson's lack of activity of late showed and Dhanoa was very sharp winning a very close 5 round decision and with it the BC Amateur Championship.


Over a 1000 fight fans were in attendance. The crowd was very loud and engaged said Allison. Next up is a February 1 card at the Cascades for Clash 54. Overall it was a great night at the fights said Allison and after 53 shows at the Cascades and now 2 pro events at the LEC, Langley is without a doubt the center of the Boxing Universe in BC.

All six fights as they get ref instructions

After a decade as a professional boxer Sarah Pucek has decided, her obligation to her career does not afford her the time to train at the level at which she has to perform. Pucek’s long-time trainer/manager Dave Allison supported her decision, in fact he suggested she retire. It is best for her, she has given a lot to the sport and has achieved more than any BC Based Boxer in decades.
She was based out of BC and boxed as a pro while working herself through collage. Her achievements speak for themselves says Allison.
-Canadian Champion 2012-2018
-British Commonwealth Champion 2016-2018
-North American Champion (NABF) 2017-2018
-Ranked #7 in the world (WBC)

I don’t know of any other BC Based Boxer achieving this status said Allison.

To cap it all off she challenged for a World Championship in Poland and gave an outstanding performance, the loss coming by way of a decision. I have no doubt she would have won a world title in the future if she continued. She proved this in Poland, Sarah was just starting to put it all together, when she did, she would have defeated the current crop of world class boxers in her weight. It was a pleasure to train and work with Sarah Pucek, she was a real pro and handled herself with grace and class said Allison.

Juggling school work and a pro boxing career was not easy and Pucek took a little over three years off, at what would have been the peak of her career. She made some boxing history when she was the first woman to win the British Commonwealth Championship. This is the oldest most established title in boxing.

Pucek is not leaving the sweet science she is training to be a professional judge with the BC Athletic Commission. She is also training young boxers at the Langley City Boxing Club. At the Turmoil on 200th #2 at the Langley Events Centre, a tribute was given and an honorary award. The crowd gave her a loud ovation.


The President of the Canadian Boxing Federation, Orest Zmyndak, flew in from Edmonton and presented an award given by Combsport BC and the Federation.

Sarah after receiving plaque with young Langley City Boxing

Sarah Pucek received an honorary plaque from Langley City Boxing presented by young 12-year-old boxers Baily Fletcher and Nick Puri.


Sarah Pucek retires as one of BC best