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Pictou County fight fans show strong support at card

Sadie Leblanc of Albion Boxing Club fought her way to victory against opponent Zealya Hallingham of CBS Boxing Club.
Sadie Leblanc of Albion Boxing Club fought her way to victory against opponent Zealya Hallingham of CBS Boxing Club. - Brendan Ahern

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An estimated 300 boxing fans turned up at the NSCC in Stellarton on Nov. 16 for an entertaining boxing card.
“It was full, and it seemed like everyone had a good time,” said Walter Linthorne, head coach with the Albion Boxing Club, which hosted a card for the first time at the NSCC campus, after hosting such events at Summer Street Industries for a number of years.
A total of nine local boxers took part, including one from the Westville Boxing Club. There was an exhibition bout between Matt Fraser and Tyver Stewart, a girls fight featuring Albion boxer Sadie LeBlanc, who bludgeoned her way to another win, and a main event that was a superheavyweight bout between local fighter Rob MacLeod and Cumberland County’s Aiden Turner. 
“It started out slow,” Linthorne said of the main event. 
“But after the first round and into the second, Rob started connecting with more shots. In the third round, he took over the fight. He was using a lot more right hands, and fewer left jabs.”

How the locals did at the boxing card held Nov. 16 in Stellarton
• Ian MacLeod lost a split decision
• Noah Thompson won a split decision, in a bout named Fight of the Night.
• Cameron Munroe won in a unanimous decision.
• Sadie LeBlanc had a unanimous win.
• Owen Brophy, in his first official boxing match, lost a split decision.
• Tyver Stewart and Matt Fraser boxed an exhibition match.
•Super heavyweight Rob MacLeod stopped his opponent in the third round.
• Xander Martin of the Westville Boxing Club lost in a split decision.

Cameron Munroe of Albion Boxing Club setting up for a left hook in his bout with Dion Vakarta of KOed Boxing Academy
Cameron Munroe of Albion Boxing Club setting up for a left hook in his bout with Dion Vakarta of KOed Boxing Academy

 

Ian MacLeod of the Albion Boxing Club fought Michel Gosie of CBS Boxing Club in Nov. 16 bout.
Ian MacLeod of the Albion Boxing Club fought Michel Gosie of CBS Boxing Club in Nov. 16 bout.

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