REPORTING · 28th April 2011
The Golden Gloves Tournament for Kitimat has been cancelled. There are a number of reasons for this.
“We had 5 boxers coming out of Vancouver, we could only match one of them. We couldn’t get other clubs to come here because, to quote: ‘it’s too far.’ There is a whole fiasco going on with boxing BC right now, there are two organizations which are looking after amateur boxing. We belong to Comsport, the majority belong to Boxing BC. Boxing BC has a recall note going on their president. It’s just a huge fiasco so no clubs want to participate up here in this area,” said Bill Franklin, head coach of the Kitimat Boxing Club.
Rather then have the Golden Gloves, the Kitimat Boxing Club is putting on a series of bouts featuring boxers from Kitimat and a couple from Burns Lake. The bouts will take place on May 15th at 2 pm. Tickets are $2 in advance from any boxing club member or $5 at the door.