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Victoria kickboxer Greg Lamothe, who is coming off of impressive wins against fighters with much more experience, will take on another tough opponent at this summer’s Slugfest VII on Friday, Sept. 8 at Western Speedway.
Lamothe owns a record of 11-6, if you include his two boxing wins. He is currently on a hot streak as he has knocked out all but one of his past seven opponents.
He told Victoria Sports News, “I'm looking forward to getting in there again. This opponent looks tough and fit so I'm ready for a good scrap from him. I've seen footage and I see ways to finish him off before the final bell.”
On April 22nd at the No Guts, No Glory fight card that took place at Pearkes Recreation Centre Lamothe knocked out Vancouver’s (by way of the Czech Republic), Peter Dvorak, who entered the ring against Lamothe with 51 fights to his credit. Lamothe, who could have turned down the match, having only 14 fights, readily accepted.
Twice he sat Dvorak on the canvas and it was during the middle of the second round that the ref stopped the fight.
He earned the Canadian welterweight title for his efforts.
His opponent this time is Osvaldo “Ozzy” Venegas from Los Angeles, who owns a record of 8-3-1. Venegas is going to want to win, as he lost his latest fight earlier this year against Nathan Ward of Manhattan Beach, California. It was a unanimous decision, where the three judges scored the fight 49-45, 50-44 and 50-44.
Venegas last weighed in as a welterweight at 5; 10” and 148 pounds.
As for Lamothe, he is ready to go.
“I'm in really good shape. I still have time to bring that up but I am already in really good condition. I'll time my training intensity so I am in peak form on fight day,” added Lamothe. “You can expect to see me able to push a grinding pace for five rounds.”
Lamothe’s record is 9 - 6 in kickboxing and 2 - 0 boxing, 11 - 6 combined. Six of seven latest fights resulted in a knockout for Lamothe.
Slugfest VII will feature several more kickboxing fights as well as Mixed Martial Arts and boxing. Also on the card are Victoria’s world champion Suraj Banghar of Peterec’s Mauy Thai, Adam Braidwood in the heavyweight division, fighting out of Alberta, the very exciting Tim “Packman” Packer with Peterec’s, who is coming off a thrilling fight from April. Rob Doerksen and Island MMA’s Lopez Brothers.
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