The Nelson Boxing Club celebrates after victories by Riel Martinez (front left) and Leah Eberle (front right). Photo submitted

Nelson boxers Eberle, Martinez win in Idaho tournament

It’s the third consecutive tournament for the Nelson Boxing Club


The Nelson Boxing Club earned a pair of victories last weekend at a tournament in Wallace, Idaho.

Provincial champion and national silver medallist Leah Eberle beat Rosalee Ruiz from Pendleton, Ore., by unanimous decision. Ruiz is ranked No. 6 in the U.S. This was Eberle’s strongest performance yet against probably her best opponent.

Nelson’s Riel Martinez also beat Isaac Russel from Spokane by unanimous decision. Russel is also a ranked fighter with USA Boxing and Martinez showed why he is one of the club’s best provincial talents by beating him.

Also fighting were Makalu Babott, Elwyn Langford and Marino Raffo.

This was the club’s third weekend in a row competing following events in Abbotsford and Portland. Next up are fights in Nanaimo the second week of December.

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