Albion club’s MacLeod posts boxing win


STELLARTON — It was Fight Night last Saturday at the Nova Scotia Community College, and nearly 400 fans enjoyed for the most part what they saw.

Four of the six members of the host Albion Amateur Boxing Club won their bouts, including Rob MacLeod in the main event and Noah Thompson in the bout that was deemed ‘fight of the night.’

“I found it awesome to be in the main event,” MacLeod said after his victory over Aiden Turner from the recently formed Oxford Boxing Club when the referee stopped the contest. “I’d like to do it again.”

Thompson defeated Ahmed Khalid from the KOed Boxing Academy in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

“It was awesome, but I found out I need to get in better shape.”

Albion’s Cameron Munroe defeated Dion Vakarta of the KOed club before the intermission, while Sarah LeBlanc of the Albion club defeated Kealya Hallingham of the Cape Breton club after the intermission.

Ian MacLeod lost his bout against Michel Gosie of the Cape Breton club, while Owen Brophy lost against Parker Doucette of the New Waterford club.

Albion boxers Matt Fraser and Tivor Stewart rounded out the 11-bout card with an exhibition match.

Zander Martin of the Westville Boxing Club was also on the card in a match against Luke Noseworthy of Oromocto, N.B.

Albion head coach Walter Linthorne said the club got what it was looking for by returning to the more spacious NSCC gym that once again became its host venue of choice.

“It was good to be back,” he said. “We were close to being sold out; 400 is close to that.”

Rob MacLeod and Brophy are scheduled to box on a future card in New Waterford, while Fraser, Stewart and Thompson will box on a card in Saint John, N.B. on Saturday.

Rob MacLeod mixes it up with Aiden Turner during the main event. (Goodwin photo)