For the Townsman
Several local boxers competed for the Cranbrook Eagles club at the Great Northwest Showdown in Wallace, Idaho this past weekend.
Ten-year-old Dylan Muhlig continued his hot streak with a second round TKO over Bridger Bower from Lewiston. The younger of the “Battlin’ Bros” came out swinging against his opponent and Bower took a standing eight count early before Muhlig finished him after another eight count in the 2nd round.
Twelve-year-old Payton Muhlig then took on Cole Paddock from Hamilton Montana.This toe to toe match saw Muhlig lose the first round before battling back in the second and third only to lose a close decision.
The final Cranbrook boxer to step into the ring was 14-year-old Kaden Swanson. Matched against Alex Lucatero from Yakima, Washington, Swanson’s height and reach advantage was taken away when Lucatero got in close and exchanged punches with Swanson. For three rounds the two boxers fought hard and Swanson walked away with the decision.
Club coaches Bill Watson and Rock Leduc accompanied the boxers to Idaho.