Lessard impressive in win

MURRAY GREIG

, Last Updated: 8:58 AM ET

Anthony Lessard gave full credit to the 'A-Team' in his corner -- but it was his right hand that threw the bomb.

In a much-anticipated rematch of Edmonton middleweights, Lessard knocked out Trevor Moyah with an explosive overhand right at 2:40 of the second round in last night's featured prelim.

"I felt so good, so in control in there," Lessard said after upping his record to 7-4-2 with his fifth KO. "I give all the credit to the A-Team in my corner: Tony Badea, Ron Psaek and Joey Edwards. Tony really worked at getting me to straighten out my hook a little bit, not telegraph it so much. It worked like a damn.

"But there's no rest now. I'll be right back in the gym next week, getting ready to win the Canadian title in my next fight."

Lessard was in control from the opening bell, rarely allowing Moyah an opportunity to counter and tattooing his taller opponent with a non-stop body attack.

Moyah never really recovered his legs after being staggered a minute into the second round bya laser-like hook to the temple.

"When you don't keep your hands up, you're gonna get nailed with that overhand right every time," said Moyah's trainer, two-time Canadian heavyweight champ Ken Lakusta.

"We talked about that and worked on it, but for some reason Trevor didn't keep his hands up. You saw what happened."


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