Fraser Valley boxers attract big crowd

Tournament of Champions boxing event a hit with fans

Fans packed the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre in Abbotsford on Saturday night for the Tournament of Champions boxing event.

The event, put on by the Abbotsford-Mission Boxing Club, featured 14 bouts with competitors from all over the province.

“We had a great tournament,” said the AMBC’s Dale Gatin. “It was sold out, and standing room only and all of the bouts turned out to be very exciting. It was hard to decide the best boxer and best bout of the night.”

Local results included: AMBC boxer Carson Dyck competing in an exhibition bout with Richmond’s Chris Sanderson, Tyson Volker of Bridge Street Mission Boxing losing to Vancouver’s Qadir Mohammed via decision and the AMBC’s Marnie Szarapka losing by decision to Vancouver’s Julie Comu.

Other results included (all by decision): Maple Ridge’s Brennan Demas defeating Surrey’s Garnet Samuels, Surrey’s Mustafa Yaseen beating Powell River’s Tristian Burke (best elite open bout of the night), Kamloops boxer Jimmy Heyer defeating Burnaby’s Jonke Lee, Powell River’s Cody Bougie over Kamloops’ Mike Basran, Beyond Boxing’s Jordan Ross (novice boxer of the night) beating Chilliwack’s Ty Ellison, White Rock’s Cole Hamel defeating Kamloops’ Jason Weise, Vancouver’s Mike Kechichian beating Port Kells’ Moise Cercel, Naill Roberts of Maple Ridge over Kamloops boxer Theron Moore (best elite novice bout of the night), Sabri Faruk of Maple Ridge (open elite boxer of the night) over Nanaimo’s Javier Movoral and Astoria Boxing Club’s Christian Gabriel defeating Powell River’s Jaxon Pangburn.

Gatin said the AMBC hopes to run another event in March.

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