Albion boxing club hosts card Saturday


TRENTON – Up to nine members of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club could be on the annual spring card the club is hosting on Saturday.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and boxing is set to begin at 7 p.m. at Summer Street.

The card will feature two medalists from the recent Canadian championships: gold medalist Carson Scholes and bronze medalist Tivor Stewart, who will be boxing in the main event.

“I don’t think the club has ever had nine boxers on one card, home or away,” head coach Al Archibald said. “They’re all boxing hard and are ready to go.”

Matt Fraser might have been in the main event but he’s away for Canada Games training in Montreal.

Boxing is back as a Winter Games sport after being dropped in 2015.

Sport Nova Scotia announced on Tuesday that Fraser was named the individual male athlete of the month for winning his second gold medal in two years.

“We had a great performance at the nationals,”Archibald said. “Fraser’s not with us but for all the right reasons.”

That leaves Stewart in the 110-pound weight category and Scholes at about 88 pounds.

Two heavyweights are on the card: Rob MacLeod at 250 pounds and Ian MacLeod at 170 pounds.

Also on the card are Connor Walsh, Cameron Munroe, Caden MacDonald and Noah Thompson.

Sadie LeBlanc is also boxing in an exhibition match.

As many as nine 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: Caden MacDonald, Carson Scholes, Tivor Stewart and Sadie LeBlanc. Back row: Noah Thompson, Rob MacLeod, Connor Walsh, Ian MacLeod and Cameron Munroe. (Goodwin photo)