Justice Harborne of Beausejour, is the quiet, silent type, but he packs a mean punch. This is Harborne’s first time participating in the Canada Games and he will compete in the gold medal bout of the 60kg weight class Wednesday (tomorrow) night at Westerner Park. He followed his preliminary round victory with a dominating performance in the semi-final round. It would be dangerous to underestimate his resolve in the final.
“I think I performed pretty well and landed some powerful body shots,” Harborne said. “I’m looking forward to possibly facing Quebec in the final.”
Harborne is 17 years old and and he has been boxing since he was 10 years old. He trains at Eastman Boxing Club in Beausejour, is a dedicated student, and participated in many school sports.
Some of his most recent accomplishments include:
- Being named his school’s Athlete of the Year in 2016, 2017, and 2018
- Being the 2nd place runner up in the Ringside World Championships in 2015
- He attended the Boxing Canada Nationals and won bronze in 2016, silver in 2017, and bronze in 2018
When asked about his goals for these Canada Games, he simply replied, “to win gold and represent my province.”
Watch Harborne compete for gold tomorrow night on the webcast at https://canadagames.live/