Boxing

Whizbang Boxing coach and co-owner Shawn Desautels works the speed bag. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm couple’s boxing gym on good footing in city’s downtown

Whizbang Boxing’s Shawn Desautels aims to foster a love for the sweet science

 

Kelowna Los Gatos Locos Boxing Club fighter Landon Onkel takes a breather between rounds while listening to trainer Geoff Lawrence during the Ian Gibson Tribute Boxing Show Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Vernon Recreation Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Okanagan-Shuswap fighters show moxy at Vernon boxing card

12-bout Ian Gibson Tribute Boxing Show at Vernon Rec Centre draws near-capacity crowd

 

Bulldogs Boxing coach Peggy Maerz and Jordyn Konrad show off their new Team Canada attire outside the Institut du National du Sport du Quebec in Montreal on July 9, 2022. (Contributed)

‘It’s real’: Salmon Arm boxer and coach thrilled to represent Team Canada

Jordyn Konrad and Peggy Maerz share goal of being part of 2024 Olympic Games

 

Mike Tyson attends a celebrity golf tournament in Dana Point, Calif., Aug. 2, 2019. Authorities will not file criminal charges against former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson after he was recorded on video punching a fellow first-class passenger aboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport last month, prosecutors announced Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

No charges for ex-heavyweight champ Mike Tyson for punching airplane passenger

Police previously said victim refused to co-operate with investigation

Mike Tyson attends a celebrity golf tournament in Dana Point, Calif., Aug. 2, 2019. Authorities will not file criminal charges against former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson after he was recorded on video punching a fellow first-class passenger aboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport last month, prosecutors announced Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
Jordan Barin of Salmon Arm’s Bulldog’s Boxing dodges a blow while connecting with the chin of opponent Tyson Chamberlain, of the Kamloops Boxing Academy, in a novice elite bout. Barin dominated the fight and was declared the winner during the Hit2Fit fundraising event at the SASCU Recreation Centre on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm boxers go the distance for fundraiser

Hit2Fit charity event held Saturday evening at SASCU Recreation Centre

Jordan Barin of Salmon Arm’s Bulldog’s Boxing dodges a blow while connecting with the chin of opponent Tyson Chamberlain, of the Kamloops Boxing Academy, in a novice elite bout. Barin dominated the fight and was declared the winner during the Hit2Fit fundraising event at the SASCU Recreation Centre on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
In this Aug. 2, 2019 photo, Mike Tyson attends a celebrity golf tournament in Dana Point, Calif. Authorities are investigating after cellphone video appears to show Mike Tyson hitting another passenger on a plane at San Francisco International Airport. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
In this Aug. 2, 2019 photo, Mike Tyson attends a celebrity golf tournament in Dana Point, Calif. Authorities are investigating after cellphone video appears to show Mike Tyson hitting another passenger on a plane at San Francisco International Airport. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
Rylie Marchand (left) of Vernon's Unity MMA and Kickboxing gym won by unanimous decision in a fight versus Robyn Dunne at Battlefield Fight League 71 in Vancouver on March 10, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Vernon MMA fighters emerge victorious in Vancouver

Rylie Marchand and Damon Marlow both made their mark on Battlefield Fight League 71

Rylie Marchand (left) of Vernon's Unity MMA and Kickboxing gym won by unanimous decision in a fight versus Robyn Dunne at Battlefield Fight League 71 in Vancouver on March 10, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Brits Chris Middleton of Newcastle and Colin Woods of Leicester await the result of their adaptive boxing exhibition bout, the first fight of the 2019 Hit 2 Fit event. (File photo)

Boxers wanted for return of Salmon Arm Hit2Fit fundraiser

After two-year hiatus, event set to take place on May 7

Brits Chris Middleton of Newcastle and Colin Woods of Leicester await the result of their adaptive boxing exhibition bout, the first fight of the 2019 Hit 2 Fit event. (File photo)
Salmon Arm’s Jordyn Konrad recently appeared on the 120-foot Nasdaq billboard in New York’s Times Square in a promotion for millions.co. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm boxer’s Times Square appearance part of journey to 2024 Olympics

Jordyn Konrad wins time on Nasdaq billboard through promoter millions.co

  • Feb 2, 2022
Salmon Arm’s Jordyn Konrad recently appeared on the 120-foot Nasdaq billboard in New York’s Times Square in a promotion for millions.co. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm’s Jordyn Konrad recently appeared on the 120-foot Nasdaq billboard in New York’s Times Square in a promotion for millions.co. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm boxer’s Times Square appearance part of journey to 2024 Olympics

Jordyn Konrad wins time on Nasdaq billboard through promoter millions.co

  • Feb 2, 2022
Salmon Arm’s Jordyn Konrad recently appeared on the 120-foot Nasdaq billboard in New York’s Times Square in a promotion for millions.co. (Contributed)
Kelowna's Los Gatos Locos Boxing Club annual show returned on Saturday (Oct. 9) after having to cancel last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)

Boxing club hosts first annual event for victim of Kelowna crane collapse

This is the club’s first show since the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020

Kelowna's Los Gatos Locos Boxing Club annual show returned on Saturday (Oct. 9) after having to cancel last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)
Alex Torres shows off the championship belts he won after defeating Jose Luis Zarate Lara in a Canadian Professional Boxing Council title unification match. (Empire Promotions pay-per-view)

Professional boxing returns to B.C. with title unification fight win for Alex Torres

Torres claims two CPBC titles in the main event of ‘The Resurgence’ PPV

Alex Torres shows off the championship belts he won after defeating Jose Luis Zarate Lara in a Canadian Professional Boxing Council title unification match. (Empire Promotions pay-per-view)
The Salmon Arm Observer’s Jim Elliot dukes it out with Wade Stewart during the inaugural Hit2Fit charity boxing event at Westgate Public Market in 2017. (File photo)

U.S. ticket seller leaves Salmon Arm non-profit society on the hook

Boxing for Wellness Society fundraising to cover tickets sold for cancelled Hit2Fit event

The Salmon Arm Observer’s Jim Elliot dukes it out with Wade Stewart during the inaugural Hit2Fit charity boxing event at Westgate Public Market in 2017. (File photo)
The Salmon Arm Observer’s Jim Elliot dukes it out with Wade Stewart during the inaugural Hit2Fit charity boxing event at Westgate Public Market in 2017. (File photo)

U.S. ticket seller leaves Shuswap non-profit society owing money

Boxing for Wellness Society fundraising to cover tickets sold for cancelled Hit2Fit event

The Salmon Arm Observer’s Jim Elliot dukes it out with Wade Stewart during the inaugural Hit2Fit charity boxing event at Westgate Public Market in 2017. (File photo)
Jordyn Konrad (right) throws a left-handed punch at her opponent. (Photo submitted)

Salmon Arm boxer in the running for magazine cover

The Ms Health and Fitness award comes with a $20,000 prize which will go towards Olympic training

Jordyn Konrad (right) throws a left-handed punch at her opponent. (Photo submitted)
Bulldogs Fitness and Boxing Centre in Salmon Arm held a Food Bank challenge for its participants who have been keeping fit through online classes. Lots of food and $1,065 in donations were raised. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm’s Bulldogs Boxing supplements training schedule with food challenge

Fitness and boxing business adds food bank fundraiser to fitness routine

Bulldogs Fitness and Boxing Centre in Salmon Arm held a Food Bank challenge for its participants who have been keeping fit through online classes. Lots of food and $1,065 in donations were raised. (Contributed)
Bulldogs Fitness and Boxing Centre’s Peggy Maerz and Jordyn Konrad show how to prepare pool noodles aid in at-home training exercises used in instruction they are providing over the internet. (Contributed)

COVID19 pushes Salmon Arm boxing coach into students’ living rooms

Needs of students with Parkinson’s prompts Bulldogs’ Peggy Maerz into Zoom Room

Bulldogs Fitness and Boxing Centre’s Peggy Maerz and Jordyn Konrad show how to prepare pool noodles aid in at-home training exercises used in instruction they are providing over the internet. (Contributed)