BRANTFORD – Six Nations woman boxer and National Bronze Medalist, Cher Obediah Blasdell, faced her most challenging opponent twice this month.
Saturday, March 8th, in the main event at the Stockyards Boxing Club in Toronto, Obediah-Blasdell met Canadian National Gold Medalist, Caitlyn Trenholme, from the Huff Gym in Toronto in a four- round amateur bout.
Although she lost a split decision, her coach Jackie Armour, believes his fighter may have won but the close decision automatically went to the hometown Gold Medalist.
“We already had a rematch scheduled before the fight,” says Armour.
That rematch was fought this past Saturday at the Gidians Gym in Scarborough, and this time Obediah-Blasdell won the split decisions.
By her own admission, Obediah-Blasdell was not feeling on top of her game going into the first fight and was not training as hard as she should have been before it.
But after being in the ring with Trenholme, she knew she could beat her and was much more prepared the second time around.
Armour is working on getting her into the Silver Gloves Tournament at the end of March, which is a qualifier to the Provincials later this year.