By Ian Shalapata
(WINDSOR, ON) – Hosting a 3-bout card at Teutonia Club Saturday evening, Cedric Benn and Windsor Amateur Boxing provided a unique retreat from the first winter snow.
First on the night’s card saw Tecumseh’s Nolan Brothers, 13, coached by Paul Hughes of East Windsor Boxing, defeat Bashir Ibrahim, 15, of Rough Boxing Club, in a Junior B Novice bout. Brothers was appearing in his 9th career fight while Ibrahim, coached by Henri Guenette, had entered the ring for just his third time.
In fight number two, East Windsor’s Quentin Broad, 18, another of Hughes’ students, outlasted up-and-comer Caleb Jean, from Border City Boxing. For Broad, it was his second time in the ring while Jean, 18, had just one previous fight to his credit, in the Youth Novice class.
In the showcase fight of the night, 15 year-old JaQuan McElroy, from Flint, MI, was matched up against Hunter Lee, 15, of Windsor Amateur Boxing. In February, McElroy won the 2015 National Silver Gloves Tournament, held in Independence, MO, when he defeated Kahshad Elliot, of New Jersey. McElroy, fights out of Berston Field House, won his 39th bout by judge’s decision as Lee failed to score enough points for victory.
The successful event was well attended by fight fans, and another card is scheduled for February 2016.