Sarwar’s debut a slugfest

Sonya Sarwar of the Vernon Boxing Club found herself in a slugfest in her first-ever amateur boxing match.

Sonya Sarwar of the Vernon Boxing Club found herself in a slugfest in her first-ever amateur boxing match.

Fighting in the 57-kilogram division, Sarwar lost the decision but never back down and learned she can take a punch in her bout against (Vicious) Verita Sorsby of Griffin’s Boxing and Fitness in North Vancouver. It was Sorsby’s fourth fight.

“Verita won the decision on the judges’ scorecard by landing more blows,” said Vernon coach Brian Jones. “Sonya gained valuable experience, and will for sure be better in her next bout. Afterwards she stated she never felt any of her punches, so she obviously has a good chin.”

The card, hosted by Griffin’s, was a fundraiser for Big Brothers of Vancouver.

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