Local boxer comes up a bit short at nationals

Loses to silver medalist

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Slave Lake boxer Carl Knight did well to earn a spot at the national championships. But he was in tough against a fighter representing Nova Scotia at the March 29 event in Edmonton. Knight lost by unanimous decision to Mohammed Milad, and that was the tournament for him.
Coach Lee Tanghe says Knight started very well, and out-boxed Milad for about 30 seconds in the first round.
“But this kid (Milad) realized Carl wasn’t as strong as he was and then he came at him. Carl had more skill, but he couldn’t keep the guy off him.”
Milad had four fights, losing to eventual champion Spencer Wilcox of Ontario.
Alberta did pretty well overall in the tournament, Tanghe says, winning five gold, eight silver and two bronze.
On May 12, Tanghe is taking Knight and hopefully one other boxer to a card in Edmonton. A team from Poland is visiting and taking on some of Alberta’s best amateur talent. Then on June 7 – 9 a team of Alberta boxers will take part in the Roy Jones Jr. Invitational in Las Vegas. Tanghe expects a couple of members of the Slave Lake club to take part.

Carl Knight, in blue, in the ring against Mohammed Milad of Nova Scotia.

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