Two Team Alberta boxers have won their semi-final match in front of a packed house at the Westerner Park. Janick Lacroix (75kg) and Cole Brander (56kg) each advanced to the gold medal fight courtesy of unanimous decision in their respective semi-final matches.

“I feel good. I am not very happy about my performance. He’s a tough kid. I fought him before and the last time I fought him I lost. This was sort of a rematch. I beat him this time, and now I’m moving on to gold. I’m looking forward to fighting in the gold medal fight,” said Janick Lacroix after his contest.

Brander was equally as excited to move on to the ultimate round: “Winning this match was amazing. I’m really happy with how the fight went. Matthew is a great competitor. I want to thank my coach, all my supplying partners, those who train with me.”

Both gold medal fights involving Team Alberta members are slated for Wednesday, February 20 at the Westerner Park and broadcast on TSN.