Albion boxing members get mixed results

Sports

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Members of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club boxed on a card hosted on Saturday by the Saint John Golden Gloves club.

Noah Thompson won a unanimous decision against Dion Jakaj of the KO-ed club in Charlottetown, P.E.I. in the 118-pound division.

“It was great,” he said of his Saturday match. “I felt better after I started pacing myself. I had more cardio.”

Tivor Stewart lost by unanimous decision to Yan Azarenkov of the Fist club from Moncton, N.B. in their 115-pound division match.

“It was a hard bout,” said Stewart, who tried early to get inside to overcome his opponent’s height and reach advantage.

Coaches Walter Linthorne and Erin MacGregor were in their boxers’ corner.

Two Albion boxers were also on a card on Saturday in Reserve Mines, N.S.

“Owen Brophy boxed very well in an exhibition bout with Ryan Bernard,” said club president Jim Worthen, who accompanied the boxers.

Rob MacLeod, who won the main event on the Albion club’s recent card, was also scheduled to box but Worthen said the match fell through.