TRENTON – Anticipation is rising for the Albion Amateur Boxing Club as it prepares to host a 13-bout card on Saturday at Summer Street Industries.
Doors open at 6 p.m., while boxing is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. for the boxers, including six members of the Albion club.
Norma Marshall will be on the main event against Tina Hansen from Oromocto, N.B. Marshall earned a silver medal and Hansen took the bronze medal at 2016 national competitions.
Kage MacDonald, fresh from a victory the previous weekend in St. John’s, N.L., is on the semifinal against New Brunswicker Sean Finnegan.
Among other Albion boxers on the card, Cameron MacDonald will face Aaron Christian of Glace Bay, N.S. in the semifinal, while Ross Bennett will face Terrence Shoults of Berwick, N.S., Zach Vaughan will test Matt Rouleau of Newfoundland and Labrador, Connor Walsh will meet Newfoundlander Noel Squires and Connor Synishin will meet David Quaid of P.E.I.
“It will turn out to be a good card,” Albion head coach Al Archibald said. “Our boxers are ready. They’re sharp. Norma has been training really hard.
“I feel ready,” said Marshall, who was a four-time champion before returning to the boxing ring.
Club president Jim Worthen said he’s looking forward to the program, which features boxers from all four Atlantic Provinces.
“It will be a really good main event,” he said. “Norma and Tina are two very good boxers. Aaron defeated Cameron in Cape Breton, so we’re looking forward to the return match.”
Bouts represent provincial championships with winners going to national championships in Quebec City.
Six members of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club will be on the card the club is hosting on Saturday in New Glasgow. Front row, from left: Zach Vaughan, Norma Marshall and Connor Synishin. Back left: Ross Bennett, Cameron MacDonald and Kage MacDonald. (Goodwin photo)