Games of La Francophonie

Black wins his first fight at the Games of La Francophonie (09/09/29)

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Sept. 29, 2009

BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNB) - Saint John boxer Adam Black won his first fight in the -81 kg category on Tuesday night at the 6th Jeux de la Francophonie in Beirut, Lebanon. Black defeated Sony Arnaud of Haïti by a 7-4 judge's score.

"I had a really good fight; I was relaxed in the ring," Black said. "I put the emphasis on a sleepy defence, and it was a boring fight for the spectators, but it worked, and I won. I am not sure what happened in the second round, but it does not bother me."

Black took a commanding 3-0 lead in points in the first round, but his opponent scored two in the second of three, three minute rounds to reduce the margin to a single point. Black came out strong in the third to score four points. His next fight will be on Thursday evening.

Following is Team Canada-New Brunswick's Wednesday schedule at the Jeux de la Francophonie (New Brunswick times):

Noon - Adam Goguen (Saint John) vs Hassen Chaktemi (Tunisia)

5 a.m. - James McManus (Saint John) + 100 kg; Vanessa St-Pierre (Quispamsis) -52 kg

Beach volleyball
9:30 a.m. - Canada-NB (Blanchard/Campbell) vs Canada-Québec (Mondor/Rancourt)

10:30 p.m. - Canada-NB (Akerley/Waugh) vs Congo (Ganongo/Ngoteni).


MEDIA CONTACT: Normand Léger, communications, Team Canada-New Brunswick, 011-961-32-617-60.