Butte native Adam “The Axe” Axelson improved to 6-1 as a professional boxer with a unanimous decision victory at the Glory Bound Boxing Tournament on Saturday in Bozeman.
Competing at 185 pounds, Axelson, who fights out of the Montana Boxing Club of Belgrade, defeated Kalispell’s Taylor Reed (11-2) at the Haynes Pavilion on the grounds of the Bozeman Fairgrounds.
The event drew boxers from Bozeman, Anaconda, Kalispell, Livingston, Whitefish, Townsend and from as far away as Spokane.
Axelson, 29, graduated from Butte Central High School and has been competing in combat sports since he was 16. He is a former Montana and Regional Golden Gloves Champion at light heavyweight.
Not strictly a boxer, Axelson competes in mixed martial arts and kickboxing as well. He said he hopes to compete on a card in Butte in the future.