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Boxing action tonight

Hunter Byles - Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star
Hunter Byles
— image credit: Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star

Morning Star Staff

Draws were finalized following weigh-ins this morning to determine tonight’s fight card at the Vernon Rec Centre.

Boxers from B.C. and Alberta will square off in the event hosted by CounterPunch Boxing Club.

“This will be the biggest amateur boxing event in B.C. in the last decade,” said Tony Stamboulieh, president of Boxing B.C. and head coach at CounterPunch.

Tickets are $10. Male and female boxers 11 and up, along with Canadian champions, are confirmed. The Canadian champions will be fighting out of the senior division

Vernon will have plenty of athletes testing their talents in the ring such as: Adam Woods (17), Usman Raza (21) and Hunter Byles (11).

Vernon Boxing Club will also be showcasing fighters this weekend. There are 1 and 7 p.m. cards Saturday.

 

Boxing B.C. is governed by Boxing Canada and the International Amateur Boxing Association. All coaches working within Boxing B.C. are NCCP qualified.

 

 

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