Albion boxing club claims victories


TRENTON — Two local boxers had a winning weekend recently on The Rock.

Sadie LeBlanc won her first two competitive bouts after a series of exhibitions, while Cameron Munroe also won two bouts during a double whammy of boxing in Conception Bay, N.L.

LeBlanc, who is from Pictou, defeated Alyssa Hallington from Conception Bay by technical knockout on May 24 and by decision on May 25 while boxing in the 22-kilogram weight class.

“Sadie did awesome,” Albion head coach Al Archibald said. “These were her first competitive bouts. She got a TK and a decision. It was a great trip.”

Munroe won a decision against George Kent of St. John’s in their 52-kg bout. Munroe later won a decision against Dailin Stairs of North Sydney in what was deemed the fight of the night.

Ian MacLeod lost his two bouts in the 75-kg class to Rob Cosine from Conception Bay.

“Ian lost but he fought really well,” Archibald said.

“All three locals did great and gained valuable experience,” club president Jim Worthen said.

Albion boxers are preparing for their possible inclusion on future fight cards if opponents can be arranged for them. The cards are on Saturday at Citadel club in Halifax, as well as June 15 in Membertou, June 21 hosted by the Dartmouth Warriors and June 22 hosted by the Hubtown club in Truro.

Meanwhile, Trenton Town Council bestowed honours on members of the club who participated in the 2019 Boxing Canada Youth Championships.

Matt Fraser won his second straight gold medal at the championships in Victoria, B.C., while Carson Scholes won for the first time. Clubmate Tivor Stewart took home a bronze medal.

The boxers were accompanied by coach Walter Linthorne and Fraser’s father Jason Fraser.

The club trains on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week. Training opens with an hour-long women’s non-combat training session at 6 p.m., while the other boxers start two hours of training at 7 p.m.

From left: Ian Cameron and Sadie LeBlanc won bouts for the Albion amateur Boxing Club in Newfoundland and Labrador. (Goodwin photos)