The Cranbrook Eagles Boxing Club is taking flight to provincials, where they are fielding three fighters at the province-wide tournament in Victoria.
Dylan Clark, Phoenix Larsen and Ashton Brock are making the trip to represent the club, with coaches Bill Watson and Larry Adams at their sides to provide mentorship in the corner.
All three boxers competed at the B.C. Golden Gloves boxing tournament, which was hosted by the Cranbrook Curling Centre in April.
Clark is the most experienced boxer of the three, and he is looking forward to the provincial experience, which will be the biggest tournament of his young career.
“Do my best, try to win,” said Clark, on what his goals are for the event. “
I think it’s going to be fun. The competition is going to be good and I kind of think the car ride is going to be fun, because everybody else will be there.”
Larsen, the youngest of the boxing trio, is looking to avenge his loss, which was also his debut inside the ring, at the B.C. Golden Gloves tournament.
“I want to win, because the last fight I kind of lost,” Larsen said.
Larsen said he hopes to have some fun and connect with his punches when he gets into the ring.
Brock also made his debut at the Golden Gloves tournament and won both his fights, and is currently undefeated after winning a third bout at an event in Kalispell a few weeks ago.
Brock is heading down to Victoria for provincials, but isn’t sure if he will get a bout, as he fights in the heavyweight class. Despite that, he’s still looking forward to being in the atmosphere, he said.
“I might not get a fight, because it’s hard, just for my size, but even if I don’t get a fight, it’ll be a great experience,” Brock said.