B.C. heavyweight and cruiserweight titleholder Ken Huber (black trunks ) is slated to rematch with Samuel Moses (red trunks) at the B.C. Golden Gloves at the Coast Hotel ballroom on Friday.

Heavy hitters highlight Golden Gloves in Langley

Two of the top heavyweights in B.C. are scheduled to trade leather on Friday.

“The rich tradition of the Golden Gloves is still alive and well in the amateur boxing world,” said Langley City Boxing manager Dave Allison, as he looks ahead to Friday’s event inside the Coast Hotel’s ballroom.

The Nov. 6 event will showcase “some of the best fighters in B.C.,” Allison said.

A much anticipated bout will be the rematch between Samuel Moses and Ken Huber.

Moses, of Vancouver’s Sargeant’s Boxing, is B.C.’s top ranked boxer in two divisions: cruiserweight and heavyweight.

He will be taking on Kamloops’ Huber, who holds both the B.C. cruiserweight and heavyweight titles.

Huber was on his way to the pro ranks until he was upset by Samuel a month ago in a non-title bout Oct. 3 at the B.C. Silver Gloves.

Huber was matched against the up-and-coming Samuel and lost a four-round decision.

“There is a lot at stake for Huber who is one of B.C.’s most popular boxers,” Allison said. “A win would put him back on track to turning pro in 2016.”

Langley’s Amanda Pak will face former Canadian champion Rosallia Calla of North Burnaby Boxing in a 118-pound contest.

“Both boxers have been matched before and for one reason or another have not fought,” said Allison, noting that Calla won the Canadian WBC championship in 2013 and “is a veteran of the ring.”

City Boxing’s Scott Woodward will face Cody Sahlstrom of Victoria’s Island MMA in a 140-pound division match.

Also from Victoria, twin brothers Paul and Peter Lopez will be in action.

“The Lopez twins have made an impression over the last couple of years and will be looking to add a Golden Gloves to their trophy chest,” Allison said. “At just 20, the two welterweights are definitely in the top prospects list and both will be tested at this year’s Golden Gloves.”

Former B.C. champion, White Rock’s Josh Wright of Ocean City Boxing, “will take on one of the Lopez brothers, the other will face Qaeir Hamid of Vancouver’s Eastside Boxing,” Allison reported.

There will be 10 bouts expected on the card at the Coast Hotel, located next door to Cascades Casino, 20393 Fraser Hwy.

The first bout gets underway at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7. There is free parking and a bar and concession.

Tickets at the door are $30 each, and kids 12 and under are admitted free of charge.

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