NEW GLASGOW — Young members of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club delighted nearly 300 fans at the club’s more recent card on Saturday at Summer Street.
Three of the eight Albion boxers recorded wins on the card that featured 12 matches, three of them exhibition.
“It was amazing,” Albion head coach Al Archibald said. “It was such an exciting night. All our kids fought so hard, even in the exhibitions.”
Albion boxers Noah Thompson, Rob MacLeod and Connor Walsh won their bouts.
Thompson won a unanimous decision to start the second half of boxing, while MacLeod won in his ring debut when the referee stopped the contest.
“It was a great experience,” MacLeod said. “I’d be glad to do it again.”
Walsh also won a unanimous decision. It was his 10th bout, although it was his first bout in two years.
“I’m glad to be back in the ring,” he said. “I like being home. I’m more comfortable in the ring in front of people I know.”
The main event featured Tivor Stewart from the Albion club, a bronze medalist at the 2019 Canadian championships. A win was not to be this time as Stewart lost a unanimous decision to Yan Azarenkov from the FISTS club in Moncton.
Ian MacLeod, who joined the Albion club in September and was boxing in his first bout, also lost a unanimous decision, while club mate Cameron Munroe lost a split decision.
Albion club members Sadie LeBlanc and Caden MacDonald boxed in exhibitions.
MacDonald’s match was against Hunter Naugle from the Westville Boxing Club.
Naugle was one of two Westville club boxers on the card. Bohan Pettipas lost a unanimous decision.
Meanwhile, Archibald, fellow coaches Erin MacGregor and Walter Linthorne and club president Jim Worthen were honoured with special sports achievement awards before the main event.
Albion club has achieved four Boxing Nova Scotia awards and four Canadian championships from 2016 to 2019.
From left: Rob MacLeod and Connor Walsh celebrate their boxing wins. (Goodwin photo)