(MAR 17) Last night at the River
Rock Casino in BC, Canada, there was a female bout on the card
where Alisah McPhee fought Wendy Roy in a five round
Alisah McPhee had a relatively
short amateur career, fighting six times before turning pro and
winning her first fight. She faced veteran Wendy Roy in her
second fight on Friday night. Roy is a tough woman who does not
back away from punches, but slow starts have been a problem for
her in many of her fights. McPhee weighed in at 124 pounds, a
bit heavier than she might like; Roy weighed 125.
McPhee set the tone for the fight
in the opening round simply by being quick. She fought behind
her jab and was not shy about following that with a right hand
targeting Roy’s body. Roy answered with a jab, but she did not
throw it very often and spent much of her time covering up and
trying to block punches. In the second round, after some
encouragement from her corner, Roy began to open up and she
threw more punches.
However, she still could not
match McPhee’s output or accuracy. Roy did score with her right,
while McPhee threw combinations. The third round saw Roy’s best.
She gained some accuracy, and by the end of the round she had
caught McPhee to the chin. Perhaps emboldened by finally landing
some scoring shots, Roy threw more punches in the fourth round.
McPhee answered her punch for
punch and created a problem by moving to create angles from
which she could land short quick shots to Roy’s body. That
pattern continued through the fifth round. McPhee looked as
fresh at the end as when the fight started. Roy tired a bit, but
she did not back away. At the end of five rounds all three
judges scored the fight 50-45 in favor of Alisha McPhee.
Female boxer Sarah Pucek also did some duty as