Members of the Eagles Boxing Club roared into Quesnel Saturday, April 25, for the Two Rivers Boxing clubs Rumble 20 Fight Night.
First up for the Cranbrook boxers was 11-year-old Sierra Pearson taking on Jill Doucet from Sooke, B.C., in the 70-pound Initiation class.
For Sierra this was her first step into the ring and also a nice change of opponents as she spars regularly with the boys at the club.
For Doucet it was her second bout coming off a first round stoppage win in her first. But this was not happening Saturday night. Doucet came out strong but it was Sierra who was not backing away, and she soon in control of the match. After a close 1st round the second round favoured Sierra and much the same in the 3rd round with Doucet receiving a standing 8 count late in the round. This was a great 1st performance for the promising young Sierra Pearson. Both boxers showed good sportsmanship and as both were Initiation boxers each were awarded trophies for their performance.
Next up, fellow Initiation Cranbrook boxer 10-year-old Dylan Muhlig in the 75-pound division vs. Carson Campbell from Sooke. Both boxers had one previous match so it looked like an even match until the bell rang. That’s when Muhlig turned it on and took control, dominating the action through out the three rounds. Again each boxer were awarded trophies for great sportsmanship.
Big Brother Payton Muhlig, 12, in the 100-pound division, was next up vs. Nick Kwiakowski from Quesnel. Payton had his hands full with his slick opponent, who used his height and reach to his advantage. Both boxers traded punches for three rounds and in the end Kwiakowski won a very close split decision. Payton was awarded a medal for a gutsy and hard-fought performance.
Next up for the Eagles boxers will be a little closer to home as they travel to Nelson May 14 for that club’s first fight card in over 40 years.