Boxing returns to Langley’s Coast Hotel and Convention Centre on Saint Patrick’s Day Friday, March 17, with a card featuring two City title fights and a B.C. super middleweight eliminator.
Julian Kim of Port Kells is leaving the amateurs to begin a pro career in April.
He will be leaving his BC championship and four fighters will compete in an elimination tournament to replace him. One of those bouts will be at the Cascades, between Brennon Paterson of Mission and Brendon Kim of Port Kells Boxing Club.
Kim is the City super middleweight champion and is ranked No. 1.
Patterson is returning to the ring after a time out. Though the youngest of the four vying for the title, he has the most experience in the ring.
There will be two city titles at stake in four-round fights. Jerome Serrano of Port Kells will face Jeromy Cook of Carlson Gracies, a Maple Ridge Club, for a welterweight title. Cody Robertson, of Ibarra’s in Surrey, will face Josh Kwiatowski, of Coquitlam’s Titan Gym.
Sonya Vu of Ibarra takes on Alana Cook of Carlson Gracie’s in a lightweight fight. The card will feature eight bouts starting at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.