Abbott loses close decision

Brantford Black Eye Boxing Club coach Jackie Armour (left) and boxer Nikita Abbott. Submitted

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Brantford Black Eye Boxing Club member Nikita Abbott recently lost a close decision by points during a match against Barbados national champion Kimberley Gittens.

Abbott was part of Team Canada, fighting under the Eddie Melo Legacy Organization. Canada went 4-3 in its bouts.

Abbott will fight Sept. 21 in Sudbury and Sept. 28 in Toronto. The fight in Toronto is against Morelle McCrane, a United States national champion at 69-kilograms.