B.C. super middleweight amateur boxing champion Julian Kim is scheduled to compete Friday at Langley’s Coast Hotel ballroom as part of the Clash at the Cascades 41 card.

Top pugilists set to clash at Langley’s Coast Hotel

Friday’s amateur boxing card at the Coast Hotel feature a pair of five-round title bouts.

It looks as if  amateur boxing fans won’t have to wait much longer to see the long-awaited tilt between B.C. super middleweight champion Julian Kim and No. 1 contender Brandon Busby.

That’s because it’s scheduled to happen Friday at Langley’s Coast Hotel ballroom, as part of the Clash at the Cascades 41 card.

A Port Kells Boxing Club product, Kim “is very highly regarded in boxing circles,” Clash organizer Dave Allison said.

“He is soon to be making the transition to the pros but will have all he can handle against Busby.”

Like Kim, Busby has an excellent record with only three losses, two of which came via split decision.

“Kim also has a great record and is the champion for a reason,” said Allison, who coaches Langley-based City Boxing. “This may be the best amateur fight that can be made in B.C. at this time.”

Allison noted that “in what would be a main event in any show,” Josh Wright of Ocean City will take on Ari Ashari of Vancouver’s Raincity Boxing in the semi event.

Wright is coming off a second round TKO win at the last Clash event.

The Wright-Ashari bout will be for the vacant super welterweight championship.

Another match that has been off again, then on again, has finally been landed.

Buneet Bisla of Surreys Bisla Martial Arts will take on Manny Dhillon of Suitela Boxing and Martial Arts in a super middleweight bout.

Langley City Boxing’s Chris Chiavacci is scheduled to meet Kurtis Waterson of Maple Ridge’s Carlson Gracies in a super lightweight match-up.

Langley City Boxing’s Chris Chiavacci is scheduled to meet Kurtis Waterson of Maple Ridge’s Carlson Gracies in a super lightweight match-up.

There will be roughly eight matches in total with two five-round title bouts.

“We like to hold the show to three hours and with the two five-rounders, we don’t want 10 fights or more,” Allison said. “However, there are a lot of boxers looking for a spot on the show.

The evening includes a bar service and parking is free.

Admission is $30 with kids 12 and under admitted free. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Coast Hotel, with bouts starting at 7:30.

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