BEAVER BANK: A boxer from Beaver Bank along with two teammates from the Sackville area will don the Canadian colours as they represent the area at the all-female Esker Box Cup championship, being held Oct. 10-12 in Dublin, Ireland.
Sierra Eshouzadeh of Beaver Bank; Sadie Allen of Upper Sackville; and Hammonds Plains product Faith Murphy all box out of Citadel Boxing in Lower Sackville. All three are heading to the championships, leaving Halifax Stanfield on Oct. 8.
For Eshouzadeh it will be her third time at the event, so she will be the one that Murphy and Allen call upon for advice at their first-ever Esker Cup.
Murphy, 12, said she is excited to get this opportunity.
”I’m excited to fight and really hoping I win,” she said. “Getting to go to the Esker Cup means the world to me, it’s incredibly exciting.”
Allen, 13, will be fighting in the 44 kilogram girls division.
“I feel really lucky to be given all these opportunities to fight and travel,” she said. “I’ve been training really hard and preparing the best I can.
“Of course whenever I fight I gain experience win or lose so that’s just as important.”
Eshouzadeh, 14, will be trying to make history after having won the last two years she’;s competed at the Esker Cup. She will be fighting in the 46 kg class. She hopes to meet some new friends from other countries competing at the tournament.
”It means a lot to me because it gives me the opportunity to make Canada proud this time,” said Eshouzadeh. “I have the chance to make Canadian history and be the first Canadian to win gold three consecutive years in a row.”