Pro Fighters visiting Woodstock Boxing Club Open House.

by | Sep 21, 2022

Event to include sparring and training demos by Oromocto-based fighters Canadian Light Middleweight Champ Brandon Brewer and Jon Johnson

The Woodstock Boxing Club will host an open-door event this Saturday, Sept. 24. Two professional fighters from the Fredericton area will demonstrate high-level sparring and answer questions for anyone interested in getting into the sport.
Coach Neil Campbell said the public could expect competitive sparring and workout demonstrations from all club members.
The two visiting fighters, Jon Johnson and Brandon Brewer, train at the Oromocto Boxing Club – The Lab. Their visit is in support of the Woodstock area boxing community.
Johnson will make his pro debut in Halifax on Nov. 5. He, along with Woodstock Boxing Club’s Josh Melvin, recently fought in Brampton, Ont.
Brewer, who turned professional in 2011, sports a professional record of 25-1-2. He was named Atlantic Canada Fighter of the Year and later earned the Canadian Light Middleweight title.
Brewer is known for his fast footwork, elusiveness and ability to out-think his opponents.
The Woodstock Boxing Club wants Saturday’s event to showcase the sport and the benefits of becoming part of the community. It is open to all ages, and if someone is interested in becoming part of the club, contact the AYR Motor Centre.
Boxing can be just about training. Getting into the ring isn’t a prerequisite. It’s a new sport for the area and perfect for people who prefer individual training over team sports.
“I’m pleased to see how well the Junior team is doing,” said Campbell. “They are working hard every time they step into the gym, and you can really see their growth.”
Competitive sparring will be taking place from noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday. The ring is newly refurbished and ready for fighting. Interested spectators can witness various boxing drills and mitt work, giving them a chance to know what to expect as club members.
The recent Resurrection fights held on the final night of Old Home Week received great reviews and responses. Some local club members will travel to participate in battles in October and November, mainly in Nova Scotia.
“It’s gaining in popularity,” said Campbell. “This is a great sport for people to get into. I see it picking up, and we will need a bigger gym soon.”
The event organizers will accept food and clothing donations for the local food bank.
The side door at the corner of the AYR Motor Centre will be wide open, and anyone is welcome to watch some pro boxers in action, along with other top-notch fighters from the area.

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