Nov. 9, 2008
-- The 9th annual Summehays Boxing tournament was held this weekend in Brantford, Ontario. Kitchener boxers representing Boxing by Syd Vanderpool racked up an impressive 4 medals over the 3 day tournament featuring boxers from all over Ontario.
Natasha Spence claimed the womens (147lbs)Welterweight title by defeating Kayla Boyd from London. Lucas Rowe won 2 fights en route to capturing the male (147lbs) Welterweight title by defeating Jay McCarthy from London. Ian Vanderpool lost by 1 point in his gold medal bout to Paul Rasmeusen of Guelph, to claim a silver medal in the Heavyweight division. Julius Bunda scored an impressive 1 round stoppage of Steve Reinford from London to claim the (178lbs)Light Heavyweight crown. Bunda was also named best male boxer of the tournament for the second consecutive time this year.
Vanderpool says Kitchener is the breeding grounds for champion boxers. "Julius is one of the many upcoming future stars of boxing that we are beginning to develop locally." Vanderpool will look to showcase these fighters over the next several months with a series of local fight cards.
You will have an opportunity to see these boxers live in Kitchener on Friday December 5th when they fight at the local CAW hall on Wabanaki Drive.
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Syd ‘The Jewel’ Vanderpool, a veteran of the boxing and fitness industries for over 20 years, shares his experience and expertise with clients through recreation, fitness, and competitive boxing programs and events. Further information can be found at www.vanderpooltraining.com.