The Fernie Old School Boxing Club staged an evening of amateur boxing at the Fernie Community Centre this past Saturday. The evening showcased amateur boxers at junior and senior levels from both BC and Alberta. The event featured a total of 10 matches with two matches including Fernie locals; Dylan Mitchell and Keith Kurschenska.
The visiting participating Clubs included: Calgary Boxing, Cranbrook Eagles, Medicine Hat, Nelson Boxing, and the Salmon Arm Bulldogs.
In the first bout of the second half fans watched Fernie’s Dylan Mitchell fight Kenny Stratton of Nelson Boxing. Mitchell score the evenings only TKO with an impressive display of talent.
Bout nine featured Fernie favourite Keith Kurschenska who challenged Nike Blakemore of the Cranbrook Eagles. Kurschenska delivered a great performance, it was an exhibition fight so no points were tallied.
There was one female bout, Jessica Sparrow of Calgary Boxing challenged Jordyn Konrad from the Salmon Arm Bulldogs.
The event was professionally organized, the matches were well balanced, and the boxers displayed great speed, agility, and punching ability. This is one of Fernie’s most entertaining events, be on alert for the next Rumble in the Rockies–you won’t want to miss it.
Fernie Old School Boxing Club is a not-for-profit BC Society that is run by volunteers. Rumble in the Rockies was a fundraiser for the Club and some well-deserved causes in the Elk Valley. Many people, companies and volunteers have stepped up to assist in many ways to put this event together in a relatively short time. The coaches are Cam Carr and Sam Skiffington, Head Coach and President Mike Johnson.
The Club thanks and acknowledges the following for their excellent support: Main Event Sponsor – Bearspaw Contracting, Boxing BC, Annes Independent, The City of Fernie, The Fernie Free Press, Fernie Printers, Avalanche Roller Derby Girls and the Elk Valley Bulls Rugby Club.
If your interested in boxing the Club is looking for members. Club times are:
Ladies Night – Monday 6-7.30
Kids – Tuesday 4.30-5.30 (7-13yrs)
Senior Coed – Tueesday 6-7.30
Senior Coed – Wednesday 6-7.30 Competitive
Senior Coed – Thursday 6-7.30