Fernie fighters pack a punch in Revelstoke boxing event

Two fighters from Fernie Old School Boxing headed to Revelstoke on April 6 to fight in a World Boxing Council (WBC) sanctioned event.

Two fighters from Fernie Old School Boxing headed to Revelstoke on April 6 to fight in a World Boxing Council (WBC) sanctioned event.

Christopher Fedorwick (12) and Rick Miller (26) represented Fernie in their first ever fights.

Fedorwick got the night started, in an exhibition bout with three time Canadian bronze medal winner, Angelo AJ LeRose from Revelstoke.

“Chris handled his first ever boxing match in a calm like fashion and represented Fernie well in front of 400 people,” said Mike Johnson, president of Fernie Old School Boxing.

In the Welterweight Division (150 lb.), Miller won a bronze medal, barely losing to his opponent Tom Bennett from Port Kells Boxing in Surrey, on points, in the night’s ninth event.

His coach Garth Rizzuto, who was officiating the night’s matches, said he moved very well and learned a lot in his first ever fight.

Fernie’s next contest will be in Kamloops in June, then Fernie will host the first ever WCB western open championship in the fall.