On this Easter holiday, the gym of the Jonquiere Boxing Club will be the scene of an amateur boxing gala Saturday night. A dozen fights will be contested with a final featuring the experienced Esteban Tremblay.
I s is the second gala of the season. A first was held in December with also Esteban Tremblay during the last fight of the evening. This time, he will face Dave Laroche of Victoriaville in the senior division 152 pounds. It will be a first clash between the two pugilists. “These are two guys who have about 25 fights,” said CBOJ coach Hubert Malaison.
“It should give a good fight. It’s well-balanced. It is not won in advance, but feasible too, “he assesses.
The semi-final will also see two opponents who have never faced each other, namely Jonquierois Samuel Levesque against Joel Watters of the Club Le Cogneur de Québec.
“It’s really a question mark fight. It’s going to be a good fight too. Both are ready. Sam worked hard at training. These are still two experienced guys with a dozen fights, “said Hubert Malaison, adding that clubs Chicoutimi, Chibougamau, Aly Beauce and Energy Boxing will also be represented in the evening.
The first part of the gala will be mainly reserved for emerging boxers to allow them to gain experience. Of the number, three will be at a first official experience.
A similar gala will be held next week, this time on the side of the Chicoutimi Boxing Club with another dozen fights.
Chicoutimien Gabriel Tremblay will fly with his coach Michel Desgagne Sunday to BC for his fourth appearance at the Canadian Boxing Championships. The draw will be made Monday and it is at this time that he will know the table of the tournament and his first opponent. Last year, in his junior year, he won silver in the 81-kilo division.