Brayden Sims and Lincoln Pomeroy represented Fivestar Boxing Academy at the 2019 Super Channel Championships in Victoria last weekend.
Sims, coming off his gold medal-winning performance at the Canada Winter Games, was in tough in the 60kg semi-final match against Kyle Oliver of Alberta. Though Sims beat Oliver by unanimous decision at the 2019 Golden Gloves, it was Oliver who won by split decision this time around.
"I thought we won. I knew he lost the second round, but he dug deep in that fight and it was close," said Sim's coach, Justin Donally.
Sims took home a bronze medal, along with Sahil Waheed of Ontario, who lost his semi-final against Justice Harborne. Harborne, who Sims beat in the Canada Winter Games final, beat Oliver by unanimous decision to win gold.
Pomeroy also medaled, taking home the gold in the 91kg division. Unfortunately, there were no other fighters entered into his division, nor the superheavyweight division, so he won the gold by default.
Pomeroy still fought, but it didn't count towards the actual gold medal. Though Pomeroy is a youth fighter, he took on senior heavyweight Nike Blackmore on April 27. Blackmore, who lost his nationals bid in the second round, lost to Pomeroy beat by split decision.
"It's unfortunate (Pomeroy) wasn't challenged for gold, but he still fought all year, won provincials and earned his way to nationals," Donally said.
Pomeroy's gold medal is one of four that B.C. won on the weekend. Overall, the province won 26 medals, the most the province has ever won at the national tournament.
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