Canadian Boxing Nationals 2017
9 boxers represented Team NS and brought home 3 bronze and 2 silver - Congratulations everyone - back to training now to prepare for 2018!
Boxing Canada Nationals 2017 - Opening Ceremonies
For the first time in many years, Nationals opened with a parade of boxers representing each competing province, carrying their provincial flags. Wyatt Sanford (Citadel) and Norma Marshall (Albion) were the NS representatives.
Natali Fagan - Citadel Boxing Club
Natali showed a strong debut fight, stopping her opponent, from Ontario, in the first round. Natali met the reigning Canadian Champion in the finals, losing a 3-0 decision. But there's nothing to complain about, wearing home the SILVER medal. Job well done, Natali!
Norma Marshall - Albion Boxing Club
Norma proved herself a contender after stepping away from boxing for a few years and making her return to Nationals in 2017. Norma won her first match and lost her second int he semi-finals. As a result Norma wore the BRONZE medal home to NS. Congratulations, Norma!
Bianca fought well against her first opponent which moved her to the finals to face the reigning Canadian Champion, and Olympian, Mandy Bujold. Bianca worked hard to gain the win but lost by decision after the three rounds. However, Bianca bring home the SILVER medal - WTG, Bianca!
Wyatt Sanford - Citadel Boxing Club
Wyatt's debut as an Elite Male had him facing Ontario in his preliminary bout. Wyatt was able to out box his opponent taking as 3-0 decision for the win. Wyatt's second opponent in the preliminaries was none other than Arthur Biyarslanov.
Wyatt boxed well against Arthur, winning the first round but it wasn't enough to get the final decision. After the fight, Wyatt was asked to attend the National Team Selection Process Meeting and hopes to be a part of the National Development team for 2017.
Josh Jay - Canning Boxing Club
Josh fought well in his 69 kg Elite class versus Alberta. Josh was stopped in the second round by his opponent. It was tough match and Josh certainly gave it his all. WTG, Josh!
Jonathan Sinclair - Membertou
Jon recently moved to a new boxing club and certainly made both his new club and his hometown proud with his fight. Jon's fight was stopped in the third round as the result of an injury to his opponent. However, the decision went to his opponent from B.C. based on the scores from previous rounds.
Matt MacDonald - Tri Town Boxing Club
Matt's debut at the CDN National Competition saw him fighting Quebec in the 66 kg Junior division. Although Matt lost his premier bout he proudly wears the BRONZE medal to show the hard work he put put into his fight. WAY TO GO, MATT - bigger and better next year!
Josh Prince - Tri Town Boxing Club
Josh proudly earned himself a win with his first fight at the 2017 Nationals, after the referee stopped the contest in the first round. What a great way to lead off the NS Boxing Team!
Unfortunately, Josh lost his second match in the 69 kg Youth division in a split decision for Quebec.
Tamimi Jorche - Twin Cities Boxing Club
Tamimi fought hard against his opponent from Quebec losing in a 3-0 decision.
Matthew Fraser - Albion Boxing Club
Matthew joined Team Nova Scotia for his first Nationals, having only been boxing a few short months. His training paid off as he boxed his heart out, losing a 3-0 decision to Quebec. But that didn't stop him from meeting another challenge - he requested a match with the another boxer in his weight class, but, again, lost in the decision.
However, as the youngest boxer on Team NS, Matt came home with a BRONZE medal - an accomplishment made from earned efforts and Matt certainly earned his reward. Congratulations, Matt.