L-R: Riel Martinez, coach Jesse Pineiro, Leah Eberle and Makalu Babott took part in a boxing card in Spokane on Saturday. Photo submitted

Nelson boxers win at Spokane card

Riel Martinez and Makalu Babott both earned victories

Riel Martinez and Makalu Babott won tune-up bouts at a card in Spokane ahead of provincial training camp.

Babott, 16, defeated Portland’s Mathew Charlton by decision at the Spokane Fight Night 4 on Feb. 29.

Martinez, 14, earned a unanimous decision against southpaw Arturo Manriquez of Great Falls, Mont.

Leah Eberle, 17, who was just named Best Female Boxer at provincials last month, lost a close decision to Mandy Hernandez of Nampa, Idaho.

Martinez, Babott, Eberle and Elwyn Langford are next on their way to the Team B.C. training camp on March 16 as they prepare for nationals.

Related: Nelson’s Jesse Pineiro named B.C. boxing coach of the year

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