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Fort St. John represented at Western boxing finals in Calgary

Nick Young and Eddie Scarfo are Alberta bound
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Fort St. John's Nick Young (left) in the co-main event with Josh Ofori from Edmonton at Resurrection April 16.

Two Fort St. John boxers are off to the Western Canadian Finals this coming weekend.

Nick Young and Eddie Scarfo, along with their coach, Justin Donally, will make the long trip down.

“I’m ready. I’ve been up at 4:30 for the last 10 weeks,” said Young. “I first heard about this event in February. Got my heart racing. This is the title I want. I believe I can win it.”

For Young, it’s a chance at redemption, after he lost a split decision to the very same fighter, Edmonton’s Josh Ofori, in the co-main event at Resurrection on April 16.

But, the light middleweight boxer knows full well what he’ll need to do win this time and he has a plan.

“I’m going to need a longer warm-up. I’m a slow starter and for amateur, that’s not good,” admitted Young. “I’m gonna get a tougher warm-up. I’m gonna go after him in the first round and put the pressure on him. He’s been beating everyone in Alberta and B.C. I’m the only one who’s given him a tough fight and I’m going to come at him harder than I ever have.”

Taylor’s Eddie Scarfo, meantime, is a little more reserved when asked about his bout.

“I feel pretty good. I’m really excited,” said the 17-year-old, who feels he’s grown as a fighter the last few months.

“I’d like to say I’m more of a brawler ‘cause I really get into the fight,” he says when asked what type of boxer he considers himself to be. “I’ve definitely been trying to stay away from that, more a technical boxer, a way better fight style, but I guess I’m more of a brawler being more of an inside fighter as a small guy.”

Scarfo, Young, and Donally will be in Calgary Saturday.


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