TRENTON – Two members of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club raised their stock with recent wins as they prepare for the card the club is hosting in November.
Kage MacDonald of Stellarton scored a convincing victory and Connor Synishin of Antigonish won a unanimous decision last Friday on a card in St. John’s, N.L.
Both expect to be on the card on Nov. 5 in New Glasgow that will be headlined by Norma Marshall.
MacDonald stopped Jake Callaghan of St. John’s with one second left in the last round after forcing Callaghan to take a third standing-eight count in their 58-kilogram bout.
“It was a strong, dominating performance,” said club president Jim Worthen who accompanied the boxers. “It was the opening card of the season and Kage fought a very strong fight.”
Synishin delivered one standing-eight count as he defeated Ryan Guay of St. John’s in their 45-kg match.
“We’re quite pleased with the start of the season,” Worthen said.
MacDonald, Synishin and Marshall are among seven Albion boxers scheduled for the home card.
Marshall is scheduled to meet New Brunswick champion Tina Hansen on the card’s main event.
Marshall is a silver medalist and Hansen is a bronze medalist from the 2016 Canadian championships.
Kage MacDonald, left, holds his winning trophy beside Jim Worthen in front of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club facility in Trenton.(Goodwin photo)