Nelson’s Max Berkeley (seen above in black shorts) was one of three local boxers who competed in North Vancouver last weekend. Photo submitted

Nelson Boxing throws down in North Van

Three local boxers competed last weekend at an event


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The Nelson Boxing Club went on the road to compete in Saturday Night Boxing, which was held Saturday at Griffins Boxing and Fitness in North Vancouver.

Nelson’s Brayden Hellekson, 14, lost a close decision to 16-year-old Robert Machikyan from Nanaimo. It was back and forth for most of the fight with the difference being that Machikyan was just a little busier in the third round.

Jesse Lyons fought a senior exhibition bout at 132 pounds against 2017 national champion Ali Reza from Port Kells. Lyons used his reach and movement very well and looked extremely sharp against a very skilled opponent.

Nelson’s Max Berkeley, 12, fought an action packed battle with North Vancouver’s Aaron Madriaga. Berkeley threw great combinations, showed slick defence and overcame some big shots and pressure from Madriaga. As both fighters are under 13 this was a no-decision bout and both are declared winners.


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