Fivestar fighters punch their way to success in Grande Prairie

Brayden Sims receiving his Best Junior Boxer award. Photo sent by Justin Donally.

GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – Fivestar fighters returned home two weekends ago after a successful tournament in Grand Prairie versus Albertan competitors.

Justin Donally who runs and trains a number of participants at the Fivestar Gym in Fort St. John, saw his fighters finish the B.C. vs Alberta tournament with a 5-1 record. Nick Young suffered his first loss of his career after a wardrobe malfunction allowing his opponent, Josh Peck, to take advantage and win by Split Decision in the 150 pound division. Young added, “My performance wasn’t usually how it is, I had a pretty bad malfunction with my headgear which led to me gassing out and getting hurt in the second round. I was able to rebound in the last round.”

Brayden Sims also competed at the event and he improved to 6-2 after defeating Aaron Boyd by Unanimous Decision in the 112-pound division, was also awarded the Best Junior Boxer of the weekend. He said, “I think I fought really well, I felt comfortable in the ring and landing my punches. I was really surprised by the award as it was the first time I’ve ever received it.”

Donally added, “Overall we had a very good weekend, I was very pleased. Other than Nick having to battle a headgear piece slide over his eyes for most of the fight, I thought he did really well. With Nick we achieved his goal of getting to 10-0 and we knew at some point there would be losses along the road. As for another one of the winners, Eddie Scarfo who is twelve years old got his first TKO versus Joshua Sallano, which was pretty special for him.”

Next up for Donally’s crew is a trip to Quesnel for B.C. Bronze Gloves on November 23rd and 24th.

The full list of winners from the event can be viewed below:

  • Nelson Zenner (Champion Gym, Grande Prairie AB) vs Logan Mackinnon (Red Deer Boxing Club, Red Deer AB) 60lbs
    Double Winners (Fun Box)
  • Ella Cameron (Champion Gym, Grande Prairie AB) vs Gabby Sanderson (Precision Boxing Club, Nanaimo BC) 95lbs
    Double Winners (Fun Box)
  • Damya Bow (Warrior Strong, Grande Prairie AB) vs Alaya McCormick (Fivestar Boxing Academy, Fort St. John BC) 112lbs
    Double Winners (Fun Box)
  • Joshua Sallano (Champion Gym, Grande Prairie AB) vs Eddie Scarfo (Fivestar Boxing Academy, Fort St. John BC) 112lbs
    Winner Eddie Scarfo via TKO
  • Marcus Leung (Red Deer Boxing Club, Red Deer AB) vs Zack Bower (Warrior Strong, Grande Prairie AB) 78lbs
    Winner Zach Bower via Unanimous Decision
  • Aaron Boyd (Marshall Boxing, Edmonton AB) vs Brayden Sims (Fivestar Boxing Academy, Fort St. John BC) 132lbs
    Winner Brayden Sims via Unanimous Decision
  • Fausto Santoro (Marshall Boxing, Edmonton AB) vs Jerome Leroyer (Precision Boxing Club, Nanaimo BC) 132lbs
    Draw
  • Kyle Oliver (Lethbridge Boxing Club, Lethbridge AB) vs Dominic Barbossa (Salmon Arm Bulldogs, Salmon Arm BC) 135lbs
    Winner Kyle Oliver via Split Decision
  • Jesse Cartwright (Alliance Boxing Club, Edmonton AB) vs Ken Kapeller (Champion Gym, Grande Prairie AB) 200lbs
    Winner Jesse Cartwright via TKO
  • Justin Lemire (Champion Gym, Grande Prairie AB) vs Brylee Gladue (Alliance Boxing Club, Edmonton AB) 178lbs
    Winner Justin Lemire via Unanimous Decision
  • Jesse Mackie (Champion Gym, Grande Prairie AB) vs Nick Dragovich (Fivestar Boxing Academy, Fort St. John BC) 145lbs
    Winner Nick Dragojevich via Split Decision
  • Mackena Kansley (Alliance Boxing Club, Edmonton AB) vs Jordyn Konrad (Salmon Arm Bulldogs, Salmon Arm BC) 126lbs
    Winner Mackena Kansley via Split Decision
  • Cole Brander (Marshall Boxing, Edmonton AB) vs Hammid Hussein (Queensborough Boxing, Vancouver BC) 112lbs
    Winner Cole Brander via Unanimous Dec
  • Josh Peck (Lethbridge Boxing Club, Lethbridge AB) vs Nick Young (Fivestar Boxing Academy, Fort St. John BC) 150lbs
    Winner Josh Peck via Split Decision
  • Missy Dempsey (Alliance Boxing Club, Edmonton AB) vs Krishan Lysenko (Precision Boxing Club, Nanaimo BC) 150lbs
    Winner Missy Dempsey via Split Decision

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