Matt Fraser eyes Olympic boxing qualifiers

TRENTON — It maybe a long shot but Matt Fraser has Olympic boxing on his agenda. Fraser is a member of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club. He left recently for the week-long Boxing Canada Olympic qualification tournament that will end on Saturday in Montreal. It is a natural progression for Fraser following the international matches...

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Leonard Thompson’s No. 39 retired

STELLARTON — It was a rare opportunity last Thursday to honour an accomplished athlete and employee when Leonard Thompson’s No. 39 was officially retired at Proudfoot’s Home Hardware Building Centre in Stellarton. The number signifies the 39 years he worked with the building centre’s locations in New Glasgow and Pictou before his last years at...

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Fraser wins bronze; Munroe, Scholes win bouts

TRENTON – Matt Fraser has earned a bronze medal in the 52-kilogram weight division at an international boxing tournament in Hungary. A member of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club, Fraser lost to an opponent from Thailand that he faced last Friday. He won his opening match against Hungarian Martin Bolger. Fraser is in Hungary for...

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Albion boxers have busy week

TRENTON – Members of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club have had a busy week preparing four bouts at different venues. Matt Fraser won his first bout on Wednesday at a youth and junior tournament in Hungary. Fraser won his opening match against Hungarian Martin Bolger and was scheduled to meet an opponent from Thailand on...

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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...

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Rousing night on Fight Street

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...

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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...

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Fraser, Scholes boxing gold medalists

TRENTON — Two members of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club have been crowned national champions. Matt Fraser won his second straight gold medal at the 2019 Boxing Canada championships last week in Victoria, B.C., while Carson Scholes won for the first time. Fraser defeated Derek Fournier from Quebec before defeating Zach Barbarsk from Alberta in...

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Albion boxers off to ‘19 Nationals

TRENTON — Three boxers will represent the Albion Amateur Boxing Club at the 2019 Boxing Canada junior championships next week. Matt Fraser, Tivor Stewart and Carson Scholes will be accompanied by coach Walter Linthorne as they leave on Saturday for the Junior Nationals scheduled from April 23 to 27. “They’re all ready,” Linthorne said. “They’re...

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Fraser drops bronze medal in boxing

RED DEER, Alta. – Matt Fraser is coming home without a Canada Winter Games medal. Fraser, a resident of Antigonish and a member of the Albion Amateur Boxing Cub in Trenton, fought in the 56-kg bronze medal bout on Wednesday but lost a unanimous decision to Jawad Miakhail of Manitoba. Fraser defeated Carter Butler of...

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