For a few driven young athletes, last weekend was the event of the year.
Peachland Boxing Club’s own Eric Hahn-Hill, Reese Waterfield and Thomas Guthrie
all competed in the Golden Gloves tournament in Revelstoke for their first time, showcasing months of training and preparation.
Normally exclusive to the most experienced of amateur boxers, this year the Golden Gloves opened up, allowing less seasoned boxers to compete. Peachland’s young athletes were more than eager to rise to the opportunity.
A two-day event, the Golden Gloves held many challenges and surprises for the Peachland Boxing Club and each one of the young boxers emerged undefeated in their weight categories.
Eric Hahn-Hill had bouts scheduled on both days of the event and brought home a Golden Gloves championship.
For Hahn-Hill, Waterfield and Guthrie, there’s little time for respite as they and several other of Peachland’s boxers have already set their sights on the upcoming Bronze Gloves in Fernie on May 26 and 27 and have vowed to train even harder to realize this goal.