Boissevain’s Natasha Armstrong didn’t let her hometown fans down during the Brandon Boxing Club’s first card ever held in rural Manitoba.
Armstrong defeated Avigail Narro, the North Dakota bantam girls boxing champion, by a unanimous decision in the Road to Ringside main event Saturday night at Boissevain School.
“In all the fights I’ve ever hosted, she had the most support,” said Noel Harding, who put on the event.
The other Brandon Boxing Club fighters weren’t as successful. Jason Lepine lost to Winnipeg’s Aries Shalifzada in a middleweight bout by unanimous decision and Scott Bouchard lost by unanimous decision to Tavarus Roberts of Minot, N.D., in a welterweight match. Isiah Hayden fought Clayton Bruchanski of the Eastman Boxing Club in a demonstration bout that ended in a tie.
Harding also fought Roberts in a two-round exhibition.
In the other matches on the card, John Courchene defeated Tyrrell Pelletier by split decision in a welterweight bout featuring two Winnipeggers, Eastman’s Carrington Harborne beat North Dakota’s Vivica Sanchez, North Dakota’s Damon Reyes defeated Winnipeg’s Nathan Bell and Eastman’s Graydon Wyntonyk was victorious over North Dakota’s Chris Morton.
Some of the proceeds from the card will help send fighters from the Brandon Boxing Club to the Ringside World Championship in Kansas City, Mo., from July 30 to Aug. 5.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 16, 2012