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New Glasgow boxing card had 12 “very competitive fights”

Caden MacDonald, left, of the Albion Amateur Boxing Cub, traded punches in a lively exhibition bout with Hunter Naugle of the Westville Boxing Club on May 18.
Caden MacDonald, left, of the Albion Amateur Boxing Cub, traded punches in a lively exhibition bout with Hunter Naugle of the Westville Boxing Club on May 18. - Kevin Adshade

NEW GLASGOW – 

An estimated 300 fight fans were treated to a dozen hard-fought, close battles as the Albion Amateur Boxing Club held a card on May 18.

“We had 12 very competitive fights,” said club president Jim Worthen.

“That’s what we kept hearing over and over – how competitive the fights were. It made for an exciting night. We won some, we lost some, everybody gained some experience and nobody got hurt.”

Several Albion members got their first taste of live ring action, including Rob MacLeod, who fought in the heavyweight division against Glace Bay boxer Andreas Kachafanas. MacLeod won in a TKO after punishing his opponent with combinations throughout the fight.

“It’s a rare treat to get some heavyweights on a card,” Worthen said. “They traded some heavy leather.”

Other first-timers from the Albion club were Ian MacLeod, Noah Thompson and Caden MacDonald.

How locals did at a May 18 boxing card in New Glasgow

• Caden MacDonald boxed in an exhibition against Hunter Naugle of the Westville Boxing Club.

• Cameron Munroe lost a split decision against Daylin Stairs of North Sydney.

• Sadie LeBlanc boxed Destiny Richards of Saint John in a Fun Box exhibition match.

• Connor Walsh won in a decision over Bryden LeBlanc of New Waterford.

• Tivor Stewart lost in a decision to Yan Akernov of Moncton. This was judged to be Bout of the Day.

• Ian MacLeod lost in a decision to Dylin Gilchrist of Truro.

• Noah Thompson won in a decision over Gary Park of Truro.

• Rob MacLeod won in a TKO over Andreas Kachafanas of Glace Bay.

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