Boxer Norma Marshall wins main event

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NEW GLASGOW – Prime time seems to agree with Norma Marshall.

Marshall was named boxer of the night Saturday as she defeated Tina Hansen of Oromocto, N.B. in the main event of the 13-bout card at Summer Street.

“It feels great,” she said. “It was a great fight; I knew it would be a tough fight, but the home crowd pumps you up.”

Marshall’s crisp scoring included telling and at times rapid body blows to carry the bout in the 67-kilogram weight class.

“She’s something else,” Albion head coach Al Archibald said. “She always pulls through, always gives 110 per cent. All our guys put it all out there.”

Marshall was one of six Albion boxers on the card and one of three who won their bouts.

Aaron Christenson of Glace Bay won a unanimous decision over Cameron MacDonald of the host club in a well-contested 70-kg  semifinal match, while Albion’s Ross Bennett also lost a decision to Terrence Shoults of the Canning, N.S. club in their 64kg bout.

National champion Zach Vaughan from the Albion club outclassed Ryan Guay of St. John’s, N.L. in a 45-kg contest that was stopped in the second round, while Connor Synishin won a unanimous decision over Quaid Costello from P.E.I. in the 45-kg division.

Kage MacDonald opened the program with an exhibition match against Matt Doyle of P.E.I.

There were seven other bouts involving boxers from all four Atlantic Provinces.


Norma Marshall, left, prepares to uncoil a left-handed punch toward Tina Hansen in their main event on Saturday. (Goodwin photo)

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