Referee Russ Stevens watches as Henry "Hi-Def" Dehling prepares a mammoth punch for Skyler Prislac in the undercard of the Solstice Slam. Prislac lost the match after Dehling caught him in a rear naked choke.
Andrew Orr (top) and Charlie "Fearless" Gallant battle for control during a mixed martial arts match. Orr won the bout with a TKO.
Referee Russ Stevens raises the arms of Wayne Fu, 63, who won the opening boxing match of the Solstice Slam, June 20.
Jon Phurber pins Joshua Gardner of Juneau to the mat as referee Michael Engel hurries to catch Gardner's tap out during a mixed martial arts event June 20 in Centennial Hall. The event was part of the second annual Solstice Slam.
Story last updated at 6/25/2014 - 2:13 pm
On Friday night, Wayne "Fu" Smallwood announced his retirement from boxing after a 40-year career.
Depending on who's counting, this is Smallwood's third or fourth retirement. Like the rest of the fighters in Centennial Hall, he just can't stay away from the ring.
Friday was the second annual Solstice Slam, a mixed fighting event that brings boxers and mixed martial artists together to raise money for the Juneau Combat Sports Academy, a Southeast nonprofit designed to teach youths to set and achieve goals, build selfconfidence and learn self-defense.
Free youth boxing lessons are offered 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays between September and April in the Zach Gordon Youth Center.
Wayne Smallwood def. Michael Engel (split)
Helen Flood def. Vanessa Early (unanimous decision)
Archie White def. David Davis (TKO)
Orion Cohen def. Marco Reina (split, amateur)
Eric Ashenfelter def. Sam Nauer (TKO)
Jon Phurber def. Joshua Gardner (submission)
Andrew Orr def. Charlie Gallant (TKO)
Payton Moore def. Randy Willard (tap out)
Bethany Onibokun def. Harmony Morford (unanimous)
Henry Dehling def. Skyler Prislac (tap out)
Lewis Payne def. Josh Lehauli (tap out)