BRANTFORD — Six Nations boxer Cher Obediah-Blasdell will be headlining a boxing card on Saturday August 2nd, at the Brantford Curling Club located at 345 Morrell Street, in Brantford.
She and her gym, the Black Eye Boxing Club, are inviting Six Nations and area boxing fans to come out and cheer her on. And the gate is only $20 or $15 in advance. Doors open at 5 pm, and the first bout is set to begin at 6 pm.
It will be somewhat of a showcase for 6 Black Eye Boxing Club fighters from several different weight classes to be seen locally in at least 10 bouts.
“Cher is going to be our main event and will be facing a fighter she has seen four times before in Emma James, whom Obediah-Blasdell defeated in the Provincials,” Armor says.
There will be a licenced bar, hot dogs and sausages available for fight fans.
“The Curling Club venue is really great,” he says. “I took a walk-through the other day and it’s huge and nice. There won’t be a bad seat anywhere. It’s going to be quite a night.”
In May she won the 2014 United Golden Gloves Provincial Gold, beating James in a un at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga.
“James gave Cher the fight of her life,” Armour said. “She came out with heart and threw a ton of punches in that one.”
That win qualified Obediah-Blasdell for the National Championships, set for later this year in Toronto.
Cher is thrilled to be fighting so close to Six Nations for the first time in 12 bouts last year.
“I am very exited about fighting here where my friends and family can come, and I hope to see a lot of people from Brantford and Six Nations especially,” she says.
She knows that Emma James is a much improved fighter since the first time the two met in the ring, and is expecting her to be hungry and going all out for the win on Cher’s home turf.
“I’ve fought Emma four time before and have beaten her every time, but the last time out, for the provincials, she had really improved a lot and gave me a hard fight,” says Obediah-Blasdell. “It should be a really good fight.”
Obediah-Blasdell is the 54-57 kilo Provincial Women’s Champion. She also won the Bronze medal at the Canadian Nationals. This year, the Nationals are being held in Toronto in October, so the club has begun its fundraisers to help defer the costs of participating where she will be trying to turn Bronze into Silver or Gold.
Cher Obediah-Blasdell is attending school to become a police officer but still finds time to train and would like to turn pro later this year.