Comox Valley Boxing Club & MMA members know who Andrew Buckland is. Come this Saturday, the rest of the Valley will know as well.
Buckland, an instructor at the CVBA, is one of the main event fighters at Battlefield Fight League 13 in Vernon where he will meet Matt “Riotmaker” Baker for the BFL’s vacant pro middleweight title. The fight can be seen live on The Fight Network (tentatively scheduled for 8 p.m. PT).
Baker (7-2) is one of the BFL’s most successful pro fighters, winning his last three bouts by stoppage. He fights out of Kamloops and is a local favourite.
But Buckland (14-8-1) is no stranger to the cage. He has fought some very tough opponents including Dan Hornbuckle, David Loiseau, John Allessio and Jordan Mein. In his last fight in September, Buckland won the Hard Knocks welterweight title in Calgary.
“This promises to be a tilt and we are hoping that our man comes back with the belt,” said CVBA owner Jonny Mac. “If you would like to train or meet with Andrew he teaches at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Comox Valley Boxing Club. For more info you can find us at www.cvboxingclub.com or call us at 250-898-7444,” Mac said.
– Comox Valley Boxing Club & MMA