Boxer wins at Bronze Gloves

Precision Boxing Club fighter Gabby Sanderson wins pair of awards

Gabby Sanderson of Nanaimo’s Precision Boxing Club team, right, and opponent Ella Cameron were both winners after their bout earlier this month at a B.C.-versus-Alberta event in Grande Prairie, Alta. Photo submitted

A Nanaimo boxer won her bouts, and more, at the B.C. Bronze Gloves.

Gabby Sanderson of Precision Boxing Club won her division at the Bronze Gloves last weekend in Quesnel, and was also honoured with the Bronze Girl award as the event’s top female boxer.

Sanderson won both her bouts against a Quesnel opponent. Bob Pegues, a coach with Precision and Boxing B.C., said he had scouted his fighter’s opponent and had some worries about the matchup.

“But she handled it perfectly,” he said. “She moved really well and moved away from the girl’s power punching and just surgically struck. Every time she had the opportunity, she found the openings and took great advantage of it.”

The Bronze Gloves title continues a series of strong results for Sanderson. She recently travelled, with two Precision Boxing Club teammates, to Grande Prairie for a B.C.-versus-Alberta event and performed well there in an exhibition bout.

Also at Grande Prairie, Precision’s Jerome Leroyer defeated Fausto Santino and Kryshan Lysenko lost a controversial decision against Missy Mauro.



editor@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

City committee member seeking seat at council table

Erin Hemmens announces she’s running for Nanaimo city council

Nanaimo Lakes fire being held, says B.C. Wildfire Service

Fire’s classification was downgraded today from ‘out of control’

Coach Snoop’s Rams coming to play Raiders

V.I. hosts Langley on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Caledonia Park

Former Nanaimo assistant fire chief suing city over unpaid wages

Daniel Murphy claims he is owed nearly $150,000

Nanaimo outscores Ladner to win senior B lacrosse championship

Timbermen defeat Pioneers 14-13 in overtime Tuesday at Frank Crane Arena

Nanaimo’s ocean centre proponents studying whether their ideas are feasible

City allots $65,000 to help Nanaimo Deep Discovery Association pay for reports

WestJet increases frequency on all Nanaimo flights for fall-winter season

Airline adds one additional flight per day on both Calgary and Vancouver routes

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Since the crisis exploded in Boston in 2002, dioceses around the country have dealt with similar revelations of widespread sexual abuse.

Baloney Meter: is flow of asylum seekers at Canada-U.S. border a ‘crisis’?

“I think any time you have a government that allows 30,000 people over the course of a short period of time to come into Canada illegally, the impact that that has, that is a crisis,” said Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.

B.C. RCMP say Kinder Morgan protest camp to be dismantled today

RCMP say they will enforce a court injunction today and remove Trans Mountain pipeline protesters who have been camped outside a Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby.

Nanoose farm hopes to be more agriculturally transparent

Goal is to have new barn open to the public by spring of 2019

Altidore nets 3 as Toronto drubs Whitecaps 5-2

Vancouver falls 7-4 on aggregate in Canadian Championship final

PM Trudeau and federal ministers to meet in Nanaimo

Cabinet retreat will be held Aug. 21-23

Most Read