The Quinte area is now home to two Canadian boxing champions.
Belleville’s Tim Cronin celebrated his 33rd birthday with a unanimous decison over Nathan “Timberwolf” Miller to claim the vacant Canadian Light Heavyweight Boxing Championship.
The bout was held at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto as part of a major fundraiser for the Shaw Festival Theatre. Cronin went into the fight ranked 4th in Canada. The previously undefeated Miller was 5th. Miller is 25.
Cronin began his boxing career at the Belleville Boxing Club under the late Mal Trenholm and Jack Ireland when he was 12 years old. He moved to Toronto 7 years ago to pursue a professional boxing career.
Madoc’s Dillon Big Country Carmen, currently with the cast of Big Brother Canada, holds the Canadian Heavyweight title.