Pucek in Clash ‘Redux’ fight

No matter what happens, boxing history will be made Friday, Sept. 9 at the "Clash @ the Cascades" #44.

No matter what happens, boxing history will be made Friday, Sept. 9 at the “Clash @ the Cascades” #44.

The main boxing event will be a fight for the British Commonwealth Championship. The British Commonwealth title is the oldest title in boxing and this will be the first time two women will have fought for the title.

It will also be the first time an international undisputed pro boxing championship has taken place in British Columbia.

Fort Langley’s Sarah Pucek, the current Canadian Featherweight Champion, will fight Lucia Larcinese of Montreal for the British Commonwealth Championship. The 10-round fight will be the main event of a pro am event hosted by Langley City Boxing. The fight is a rematch of a 10-round fight that took place in December 2012 in Vancouver. Pucek was awarded a 10-round decision that night, however, Larcinese felt she won the fight.

For Larcinese the fight is about redemption; she thought she won the first fight and is getting a second chance. For Pucek, it is pride. Pucek got an injury early in the first fight and believes she could have done better and is determined to show better this time around. For both boxers it is a classic redux and the show is being called the Pucek/Larcinese Redux.

The Featherweight Division is the most competitive division in women’s boxing. In the Commonwealth Boxrec Rankings, Pucek is ranked #4 and Larcinese is ranked #3 as a Super Featherweight. Canada has always been very competitive in women’s boxing. The two leading sanctioning bodies, the World Boxing Council and the World Boxing Association, recognize Edmonton’s Jelena Mrdjenovich as the world’s Featherweight Champion, as does the boxing world and WBAN, the bible of women’s boxing.

Pucek was set to fight Mrdjenovich a few years ago, however, had to pull out due to an injury. If Pucek wins on Sept. 9 she will be looking to challenge Mrdjenovich for her title sometime in early 2017 says Dave Allison, Pucek’s long time trainer.

“Sarah has not been active and it is always a challenge getting a fighter’s timing back. Lucia is an experienced fighter that has been in the ring with everyone and is the challenge at hand,” says Allison.


Just Posted

Trial begins for man charged with 2010 murder of Mandy Johnson

Langley single mom was fatally shot while in vehicle in Abbotsford

Langley Township’s first 20-storey tower passes hurdle at council

The Oasis building for seniors will feature licensed care rooms, senior’s housing and apartments

UPDATE: Tree takes out power in Langley, Mission and Abbotsford

BC Hydro reports service has been restored

PHOTOS: Langley RCMP release gallery of suspects

If you recognize any of them, call police

Township unveils new plans for museums, cultural centre, Aboriginal arts lodge

Public open house for Fort Langley projects to be held Thursday, Feb. 8

VIDEO: Orcas put on a show near Hornby Island

Louis Jobodin shares photos and video of his experience

Sunwing vacation passengers left at Abbotsford airport

YXX staffers receive praise for help to passengers; airline criticized

Ice dancers Virtue and Moir to carry flag for Canada at 2018 Olympics

The pair earned a gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

5 to start your day

‘Young, innocent’ teen dies in Vancouver shootout, 152 Street overpass repairs start and more

Congestion points or distance: How Metro Vancouver could pay for its roads

Mobility pricing commission identifies two options in report

Diplomacy on agenda at North Korea summit in Vancouver

Foreign ministers from 20 countries are meeting Tuesday to discuss security and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Kids chained in Calif. house of horrors; parents arrested

Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions

‘Reprehensible’: Trudeau abortion policy raises ire of U.S. right

“This man is reprehensible,” tweeted former White House staffer Sebastian Gorka

Most Read