Sam LeRose

Revelstoke to host provincial boxing championships

The B.C. Provincial boxing championships are coming to Revelstoke in November, coach Sam LeRose announced.

The B.C. Provincial boxing championships are coming to Revelstoke in November, coach Sam LeRose announced.

“It’s a great honour,” LeRose said, adding the club has been looking to host the event for several years now.

Between 60-70 boxers representing clubs from all over the province are expected to descend on the gym at the old Big Eddy school on Nov. 26 and 27.

The boxers will fight in five categories:

– Senior, for boxers aged 18 and over

– Youths, for 16- and 17-year-olds

– Cadet A, B, and C, for boxers aged 11-15

Winners at the provincials will head to the national championships, however a boxer must have ten bouts to his credit to qualify for the nationals.

LeRose said Revelstoke will have up to four club members competing, though only one, 16-year-old Connor Knull, has the requisite ten fights to be eligible for the nationals.

“He can fight, he’s pretty good and real dedicated to it,” said LeRose.

Knull will be competing in the Cadet C class, having just turned 16.

For the Revelstoke Boxing Club, these are good times. Now in its tenth year, the club has about 40 members, dispensing the notion that boxing is dying out due to competition from sports like mixed martial arts.

The B.C. Boxing Championship are an Olympic-style event. Fights take place on Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. 6:30 p.m., with the finals on Nov. 27. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance by calling Sam LeRose at 250-837-6619.


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