Four Team BC boxers will be fighting for Canada Winter Games medals on Wednesday.
Jonathan Hannah (North Vancouver) then took on Estéban Nadeau of Quebec for the second time in three days in the 75 kilogram event, where he took the decision 5-0. Brayden Hellekson (Nelson) wrapped up the evening for Team BC in the 81 kg event, defeating his opponent Quinn Neald of Saskatchewan by a judges score of 4-1.
Hellekson commented after the bout that he was feeling the support from family in the crowd.
"It feels great to have them screaming in the crowd, keeping me going and have somebody here to support me and someone to get great pictures. I have other people who aren't family here too and it's amazing to have them around," he said.
Jerome Leroyer (Nanaimo) took on Mason Galvao of Ontario, but lost the hard fought decision 5-0. Leroy said he is going to take many things from his experience at the Canada Winter Games.
"Never underestimate your opponents, don't get stressed about the crowd and how big the event is, because when you get in the ring it's just you and your opponent," said Leroyer. "When you get in the ring, the crowd doesn't matter, not else matters. It's just you and your opponent; you have to fight and focus."
Brayden Sims (Fort St. John) had the day off in the 60kg event, as he received a bye to the Gold medal bout. Dylan Clark (Cranbrook) did not fight, as he won his bout in the 69kg event in a walkover.
Clark, Hannah, and Hellekson will each compete for the bronze medal in their weight classes on Wednesday night, while Brayden Sims will go for gold.
The BC boxers will compete in gold and bronze medal bouts at Westerner Park on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m.