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Nelson fighters shine at Griffins Boxing Card

Max Berkeley (far right) of Nelson and Aaron Madriaga from North Vancouver were both winners during Saturday's Griffins Boxing Card. Submitted photo

Nelson Boxing Club fighters took their skills on the road to compete at the Griffins Saturday Night Boxing Card in North Vancouver.

Coach Jesse Pineiro said the card was an opportunity for the local boxers to gain some valuable experience.

“I’m very proud of how our fighters conduct themselves in and out of the ring,” Pineiro said following the event.

“They showed skills, heart and sportsmanship as always and putting our club on the map.”

Results had Brayden Hellekson drop a close decision to Robert Machikyan from Nanaimo while Jesse Lyons fought a great exhibition match against National Champion Ali Reza.

“Jesse used his reach and movement and looked very sharp against Reza,” Pineiro said.

The final Nelson bout had Max Berkeley gains some good experience during an action-packed bout against Aaron Madriaga from North Vancouver. This was a 12-year-old initiation bout for both fighters.