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Boxing: 2 Willmar females debut at Wadena Golden Glove bouts

WADENA — The Willmar Golden Gloves Boxing Club fought three bouts at the National Guard Armory in Wadena on Saturday evening.

It was the boxing debut for two females.

Diamond Tello, age 12, encountered Emily Boldt in the 115-pound weight division. The Wadena fighter took two standing eight-counts giving the win to Tello.

At 155-pounds, Caitlyn “Kat” Brabender, 23, faced Kira Ollila of Wadena, who was competing in her fifth fight. Kat was unable to penetrate Ollila’s long reach and rebuff her attacks with hard right jabs.

Alex Duran, 13, defeated Chase Metaiak of Detroit Lakes winning on all judges’ cards.

Willmar has 20 fighters (three of them female) in the city auditorium downstairs gym coached by Kirk Davis and Nate Rinke. The next bout is set for Jan. 12, also at Wadena.