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Nelson’s Martinez defeats Chisholm at Cranbrook tournament

The Nelson Boxing Club had seven fighters at the charity event
The Nelson Boxing Club stepped into the right for a charity event in Cranbrook. L-R: Riel Martinez, Marino Raffo, Jack Dool, head coach Jesse Pineiro, Porter Hansen, Milane D’Aurelie, Lola Brouillette, and Matt Brown. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Riel Martinez defeated hometown fighter Jaxson Chisholm by unanimous decision at the Cranbrook Charity Challenge on Saturday.

Martinez, 17, also won the Ian Gibson Memorial Award for best boxer.

The Nelson Boxing Club had seven fighters take part in the event.

Lola Brouilette, 17, won by unanimous decision in a rematch against Alexa Hansen from Cranbrook, who she also defeated at Fight Night 10 on Oct. 29.

Milane D’Aurelie, 17, beat the more experienced Kya Chisholm by split decision to earn her second win in two career bouts.

Marino Raffo, 14, lost a close split decision to Jaren Ewasiuk of Cranbrook. Porter Hansen, 14, lost by decision against tricky southpaw Will Olson of Cranbrook in what was announced as the fight of the night.

Jack Dool, 13, had an action-packed fun box bout with Teigan Seymour from Cranbrook. Both boxers were declared winners.

Matt Brown had a public sparring session with former national silver medalist and open boxer Ty Kolbeck from Cranbrook.

The Nelson Boxing Club next travels to Missoula, Mont., on Nov. 19 for a card followed by the provincial championships in North Vancouver on Nov. 26.