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UPDATE: Soo Line Boxing holds Spring Break Throw Down card in Weyburn

The Soo Line Boxing Club held several bouts at the Spring Break Throw Down, on Saturday evening at the Weyburn Legion Hall.

WEYBURN – The Soo Line Boxing Club held 10 bouts at the Spring Break Throw Down, on Saturday evening at the Weyburn Legion Hall, and six local boxers put on the gloves for bouts.

Soo Line coach Clint Ducharme lined up fighters from boxing clubs in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatoon.

A total of 10 bouts were fought, plus two Soo Line boxers, Dave Zadorozniak and Preston Scrupps, did a sparring match at intermission, as no one could be found to fight them from the attending clubs.

From Soo Line, Andrew Palomares Erickson fought a fun match against Hudson Gordon from the Sunshine Boxing Club, and both were declared winners.

Tytan Romanow of Soo Line won his bout against Hunter Gagne of United Performance boxing club from Winnipeg.

“It was a super close match up. Tytan got the win for that one,” said Ducharme.

In the second half of the night, Tymur Bakhtin of Soo Line boxed against Jesse Kreutzer of Peak Performance of Manitoba.

“Tym lost a split decision, but showed a lot of heart and determination. The bout could have gone either way,” said Ducharme. “At the end of the night when it was all over, there was an award handed out for best bout of the night, and these two boxers received it.”

Mason McArthur of Soo Line, an elite novice, fought Dustin Colon of Peak Performance.

Ducharme noted this was the 32-year-old’s first first bout ever, and he fought in the super heavyweight division, and said he was “A very game individual. Mason fought his heart out but came up short.”

The main event was between Kade Ruckaber and Tavin Booker from Medicine Hat. Kade’s dad grew up in Weyburn and fought out of the Soo Line Boxing Club back in the day. The Medicine Hat coach is Kerry Fahlman, and he too fought out of the Soo Line Boxing Club.

“Kade won the match up and stopped his opponent. It was a throw down match for sure,” said Ducharme.

Just prior to the fights, Mayor Marcel Roy brought greetings from the City of Weyburn, and talked about the legacy of longtime boxing coach Hank Hartenberger. A moment of silence was observed in his honour, and those who have passed on who were also formerly involved in boxing in Weyburn.

Another familiar face for the night of fights was boxing official Marlo Pritchard, who is the former police chief for Weyburn. Now head of the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency, he remains very involved in the sport of boxing, and came down to help out with refereeing and judging of boxing matches.