Newfoundland’s Brandon Leaman fought his way to a silver medal at the Canadian elite (senior national) boxing championships in Regina, Sask., over the weekend.
© Telegram file photo/Kenn Oliver
Brandon Leaman, shown in this file photo, won his first two bouts, before losing to an Ontario boxer in the final of the men’’s welterweight division at the Canadian elite (national senior) boxing championships in Regina.
The Kilbride native won his first two bouts before losing to Ontario’s Zsolt Daranyi in the men’s 64-kilogram (welterweight) championship bout Saturday.
In his first fight, Leaman defeated Quebec’s Aya Hussain by unanimous decision and followed it up with TKO victory over British Columbia’s Tobe Ibediro in the semifinal round.
Leaman, 19, still has a chance to earn a spot on the national team if he is invited to the final team selection box-off Nov. 19-23 in Quebec City.
In the box-off, the reigning national champ in each weight class chooses his or her herr first-round opponent, with the rest of the invited field of boxers going into a draw. Whoever emerges as the weight-class winner makes the Canadian squad.