Albion amateur boxing card goes Saturday

TRENTON – Albion Amateur Boxing Club’s 30th anniversary will be celebrated on May 12 when the club hosts its annual spring card at Summer Street in New Glasgow. Head coach Al Archibald has been busy assembling the card that could feature up to seven Albion boxers. “I’m really excited,” Archibald said. “We’ve worked hard to...

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Blair set for third pro ring tiff

LYONS BROOK — Brody Blair says he is as ready he will ever be for his third professional boxing match. The Lyons Brook native is boxing in the main event of a six-bout card he has helped organized for Saturday evening at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The card is slated to start at 7...

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Boxing club marks 30 years

TRENTON — Being honoured by the town of Trenton is timely for the Albion Amateur Boxing Club, club president Jim Worthen says. Worthen, the club’s original head coach, accepted a certificate on behalf of the club from Mayor Shannon MacInnis on April 10 in conjunction with the monthly town council meeting. “I’m really happy to...

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Fraser Canadian ring champ

TRENTON — Matt Fraser is coming home a Canadian champion. The 16-year-old Fraser, who is a member of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club, defeated Cole Brander from Alberta to win in the youth 49-kilogram weight class at the Canadian amateur boxing championships in Edmonton. Fraser previously lost twice to Brander but won this time by...

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Brody Blair on boxing card

Brody Blair is taking his professional boxing inspirations a step farther by helping to host a pro ring card on his home turf. Blair is in the main event of a six-bout card scheduled for April 21 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. He’s promoting the event as Boxing Night in Canada: Bringing it Home,...

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Albion boxing coaches add judging

TRENTON — It has been a transforming time for the Albion Amateur Boxing Club. Two of the club’s coaches — Walter Linthorne and Erin Simpson — have become Boxing Nova Scotia’s newest officials by judging bouts recently, and their next step would be to start refereeing bouts. “I like it — it’s different,” said Linthorne,...

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Fraser joins Ireland boxing tour

TRENTON — Matt Fraser has added a major step to his budding boxing career. Fraser is part of the Nova Scotia team assembled for a trip to Ireland this week. He was scheduled to leave on Tuesday and have a bout later in the week. “He won a gold medal at the Brampton Cup and...

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Fukes set for ring debut

TRENTON — Shauna Fukes says she feels more confident as her first boxing match approaches. Fukes, 41, is a member of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club and has undergone intense training for the past two months for her first bout when the club hosts its customary fall card on Saturday at Summer Street Industries in...

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Blair faces next pro bout

LYONS BROOK — Brody Blair is training for another pro boxing match. Blair is scheduled to meet a Mexican opponent named Alejandro Garcia in a super-middleweight tiff at Centre 200. Blair made his pro ring debut a winning one on May 27 in Fredericton, N.B. with a second-round knockout over American opponent Tim Valdez. A...

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Fukes training for Albion card

TRENTON — Shauna Fukes is determined to get ready for her first boxing match this fall. Fukes is a member of the Albion Amateur Boxing Club, which is hosting a card on November 18 in New Glasgow. “I’m going to be there,” she said. Fukes, 41, has been a member of the non-combat women’s program...

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