Former Butte resident Adam Axelson notched a TKO victory over Butte’s Keith Larson on Nov. 2 to win his pro boxing exhibition fight in the co-main event Hollis Huggins’ “Never Give Up, Never Surrender” nine-bout card at the Grantree Inn in Bozeman.
“Meeting Keith in the ring was a real honor,” Axelson said. “They don’t make too many fighters with that grit and toughness anymore.”
Axelson scored five knockdowns against Larson in the four-round fight, earning the TKO on the final knockdown.
In the main event, Lodge Grass’ Woody Springfield defeated Townsend’s Caylob Wiverding in three rounds.
Axelson said he’s now eyeing a bout against Butte’ Kadin LeCoure, who is 3-0 in his professional career.