Left to right: Nelson Boxing Club coach Jesse Pineiro with boxers Elias Martinez

Boxing trio hit Kelowna camp

A trio of Nelson boxing club members participate at Kelowna skills camp to train for upcoming Golden Gloves tournament.

Nelson Boxing Club’s amateur boxing team trio Jeff Emmet, 39, Jaden Bennett, 16, and Elias Martinez, 11, have returned from a week long training camp in Kelowna.

The camp was put on by Boxing BC and coached by provincial team coach Bob Pegues and national team members Kenny Lally and Jag Seehra with the intention of developing future talent to represent the province and the country in competition. The camp consisted of conditioning runs, and sparring drills and ended last Saturday with the boxers participating in challenge bouts with each other and the camp coaches.

Boxing is a very difficult sport and the sacrifices that these kids have made in order to be  successful at it are deserving of some recognition,” said Nelson Boxing Club coach Jesse Pineiro. “Their skill, toughness, dedication, and sportsmanship was commented on a great deal by the coaches and athletes and they all performed really well in their matches.”

Pineiro said the camp was a “great preparation” for the provincial Golden Gloves tournament the club will be attending in Vancouver on April 17 and 18.

 

 

 

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