Mission’s Cody Brown (red) throws a punch during the provincial championships in Abbotsford on Saturday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Mission’s Cody Brown (red) throws a punch during the provincial championships in Abbotsford on Saturday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Mission boxers excel at provincials

Several locals win medals at Abbotsford event

A handful of Mission boxers had excellent showings at the 2019 BC Provincial Boxing Championships in Abbotsford over the weekend.

Cody Brown from Mission’s Bridge Street Boxing Club defeated Island Boxing’s Anthony Varella on Saturday in a unanimous decision and was also successful in a bout on Sunday to earn gold in the 64 kilograms Elite Open Male division.

Bridge Street’s Kelvin Bilksy also scored a victory over Supreet Bajwa from LeStage Boxing on Saturday night to win gold in the 81 kg Elite Novice Male division.

Natasha Buckner, also from Bridge Street, scored gold in the 51 kg Novice Elite Female division.

Mission’s Jesse Brown picked up a walk over gold medal win in the 80 kg Elite Open Male division.

The Brown brothers both advance to Nationals as open elite fighters on Team BC.

For complete results from the event, visit boxing.bc.ca.