Ridge boxers win at Golden Gloves event in Ontario

Fighters from the Maple Ridge Boxing Club punched their weight at the First Canadian Golden Glove Championship

  • Jul. 24, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Fighters from the Maple Ridge Boxing Club punched their weight at the First Canadian Golden Glove Championship, which west held in Cornwall, Ont. last week.

Siblings Sara and Sasan Haghighat-Joo each brought back gold medals.

Connor Rankin lost a split decision 2-1, in a controversial judgement that some watchers said should have gone his way.

Sara also has won a scholarship for her first year of tuition at UBC.

Now the club’s “Triple Threat” will train for the Canadian National Championships, which are being held in Regina, Saskatchewan in October.