Three Indigenous boxers from Lac La Biche take home medals from Golden Gloves event

Thursday, May 12th, 2022 11:46am

By Daniel Barker-Tremblay

Image shows Coach Ken Scullion (middle), Joey Reed (Left) and Zander Lavallee (Right)

Three Indigenous boxers from Lac La Biche took home a total of three medals after Golden Gloves event.

 

 

The Lac La Biche Boxing Club athletes were able to head home with one gold and two silver medals wrapped around their necks after big wins at the Golden Gloves event at the end of April.

The event brought in over 130 athletes from across the country to compete in two days of exhibition matches on April 23rd-24th.

Head coach of The Lac La Biche Boxing Club Ken Scullion says that it was great for his little boxing club to win one gold and two silver medals at the event.

18-year-old Maria Laboucane’s performance won her silver medal in her bout against former Muay Tai world champion Jordan Dobbie. Scullion says that she did quite well against Dobbie.

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At 14 years of age, Zander Lavallee was able to walk away from Golden Gloves with the gold. Scullion says that he had a great performance and also has great potential.

 

Joey Reed picked up the silver medal during his time at the event, as a novice stand up boxer, his coach says that he’s progressing really well, with lots of potential for both him and Lavallee.

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