A boxer from the Abbotsford Mission Boxing Club earned a silver medal at the Canadian boxing championships over the weekend.
Robert Bateman Secondary Grade 9 student Carson Dyck travelled to Quebec to compete at the annual event, facing the best boxers in his age 14 kilogram division.
Dyck kicked off the event with a three-round split decision victory over Quebec’s Simon Berube on Thursday. According to team officials, his jabs and ring movement helped secure the win.
The victory on Thursday in the semi-final advanced Dyck to the gold medal fight on Saturday. He battled Team BC teammate Aumtej Gill, but lost in a three-round unanimous decision. The tournament was Dyck’s first opportunity to compete at the national level.
The 14-year-old has been involved in the sport since the age of nine, and began boxing competitively at 10 years old. He trains five days a week at the Mission-Abbotsford Boxing Club and at a gym in Vancouver.
On March 12, Dyck had an exhibition match with Alex Wisniewski from Nanaimo, at the Tournament of Champions event hosted by Abbotsford Mission Boxing. There were 13 bouts at this tournament and it was a sold-out event.
He next hopes to take on Gill in a rematch this Saturday in Vancouver.
For more information on the club, visit abbotsfordboxing.com or call Dale at 604-826-1455.