Fivestar Boxing continues to roll with two wins in Edmonton on weekend

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local fighters from Fivestar Boxing picked up a pair of wins this past weekend, improvin…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local fighters from Fivestar Boxing picked up a pair of wins this past weekend, improving the club’s record to 7-2 with one no-contest and one exhibition bout since the return to competition.

Coach Justin Donally also had fights scheduled the last weekend in November in Grande Prairie for his athletes, coming away with two wins and a loss.

In Grande Prairie, Cruz Gordon, Dyson Felix, Eddie Scarfo and Nick Young competed.

Youngster Cruz Gordon “cruised” to his second win of the year in a well-balanced bout, continuing his strong performances in the ring.

“He fought a tough local guy there, and it was a good one. That makes it two wins on the year for Cruz already,” said

Dyson Felix lost a close decision in his first competitive fight a few weeks ago, but he was eager to get back in the ring and get a win.

“It was a tough fight for him again, but he pulled out the victory. So he’s in good spirits again, and he’s excited to get back in the ring.”

Eddie Scarfo’s opponent backed out in Grande Prarie, but there was a fighter nearly 20 pounds heavier who was ready to fight, and Scarfo needed the ring time. Scarfo lost that one in a decision, but Donally says it was a good showing for an athlete who hadn’t fought in three years.

The final fight in Grande Prairie saw Nick Young’s opponent back out, but an MMA-trained fighter got in the ring against Young for an exhibition bout.

“They did it as an exhibition, but it ended up being a really tough fight. If it would have been scored, Nick would have won, but the guy was a really good boxer and a really good push for Nick.”

This past weekend, Scarfo and Young went to Edmonton.

Scarfo got in the ring with an opponent much more evenly matched with him on Saturday, and he came away with a decision victory.

Nick Young went up against a strong opponent who’s highly touted in the Alberta rankings in Edmonton, earning a unanimous decision.

“This year, Nick wanted to make a run at nationals. He’s lost almost 25 pounds to get down an extra weight class. I have high hopes that he can get through provincials and get a spot on the provincial team, and I hope he gets to nationals and gets a medal this year.”

Now, the club will slow things down for a few weeks. Donally has some sparring sessions planned, but nobody will compete until the new year.

“We’ll travel a bit between now and New Year’s to get some sparring in. Good gym sparring sessions, close to a real fight without taking a real fight.”

Donally says he hopes to get his fighters one or two more bouts in the new year before they head to provincials.

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