Right: Britynn “Hurricane” Carter shows of her brand new belt. Ronan O’Doherty photo

‘Hurricane’ Carter wins another belt for Two Rivers Boxing Club

The 13-year-old Quesnel pugilist is at the top of her class says head coach

Britynn “Hurricane” Carter continued her streak of boxing dominance by picking up another belt for the Two Rivers Boxing Club.

The 13-year-old boxer faced off against Julieta Azcarray in a 105-pound match at the fourth annual Diamond Belt invitational at the Nampa Elks Lodge in Nampa, Idaho on Saturday (April 27).

She often has to take out-of-province fights as there is simply no-one local who is a match for her skill, fitness and ferocity.

Despite her talents, Carter was slightly on-edge entering the fight as she had not stepped into the ring in a few months.

“I was pretty nervous going into it,” she says.“I was calling my mom and a lot [beforehand]. But once I got in, I was able to focus.”

Carter says her opponent started off a little slow, so she was able to take the first round handily.

But in the second round, Azcarray picked up the pace and the Quesnel scrapper had to pour it on in the latter half of the round to catch-up.

With the fight scheduled for three rounds, Carter’s coach for the trip, Sooke Boxing’s Ellen Connor, used a tried-and-true tactic to get her to increase her work rate.

“Ellen said that I didn’t win the second round.”Carter says while smiling, “She said it was probably 50/50 but I know now she was lying.”

Carter took up the challenge regardless and threw smooth combinations, chaining body and head hooks and constantly landing big right hands through her foe’s guard.

Her movement, which many who watch her would agree is her greatest strength, was on full display.

“She couldn’t really touch me,” Carter says confidently.

Two Rivers Boxing Club’s head coach, Wally Doern, says he doesn’t think anyone in the province can touch her.

“In my opinion, if she was eligible to fight in the provincials, she’d be a provincial champion.

“At her age, she could very well be a Canadian champion if Junior Bs were allowed to compete.”

Carter has to compete for another year before she is eligible to fight in the provincials but until then she will continue to rack up wins using her unparalleled skills.

“She’s learning a lot of new combinations off the angle,” Doern says, “And she has very good in-and-out movement. She used the ring to her advantage and can move well to the left and to the right and a lot of her scoring is done from an angle. It’s never straight on and that’s very important.”

Next up for Carter will be an East Coast opponent at the West Coast Wonder Women tournament in Sooke. She will fight a boxer from Boston and possibly another from Ontario at the event on May 18.

READ MORE: Hurricane Carter is honoured by Boxing B.C.


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