Triumph boxers have great first-fight experience in Grande Prairie

Triumph MMA and Fitness took three fighters to the Ballroom Boxing event in Grande Prairie on April 20. The results didn’t go Triumph’s way, but considering it was the gym’s first boxing competition under the Triumph new name, things couldn’t have gone better.

“It was really great. All the guys had amazing attitudes going in as well as afterwards,” said Triumph owner and coach Tosha Mytron.

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Braiden McDougall, in his first ever boxing match, had his oppoent switched out, resulting in him fighting a much more experienced guy. He didn’t win, but Mytron said he put on a great show.

Isaac McAleney, also in his first fight, fought great, and lost by split decision. Martin Klassen ended up fighting an exhibition match, and was able to at least get a feel for the in-ring experience.

Triumph isn’t waiting long to get its fighters back in the ring. McDougall, McAleney, and Klassen, as well as three or four other Triumph fighters, will fight in Tumbler Ridge on June 22, in an event that Mytron and her team are helping put on.

“We’re fired up. These guys had circumstances outside their control but didn’t let it bother them and they fought their butts off. We had a great experience and can’t wait to get back in the ring,” Mytron said.

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