Twins make boxing debut

Former Reynolds secondary high school wrestlers Peter and Paul Lopez were successful in their amateur boxing debuts

Former Reynolds secondary high school wrestlers Peter and Paul Lopez were successful in their amateur boxing debuts at the Cascades Casino in Langley on Oct. 18. The 18-year-old welterweight twins (147 lbs.) joined training partner Bryan Colwell, a cruiserweight (190 lbs.),  and all went undefeated, with Peter earning a draw.

“They looked really good, it’s nice to see them get out there and use the techniques of the sweet science,” said their Victoria coach Jason Heit. “They had good strategy, good counters and good movement.”

Paul won a unanimous decision against Abdul Sidal while Peter fought to a draw with Ilya Kovalenka. The latter pair have booked a rematch in November in Langley. Colwell won a unanimous decision over Luke Creighton.