Elite National Team

Anne Marcotte
48 Kg
Sara Haghighat-Joo
51 Kg
Amanda Galle
54 Kg
Sabrina Aubin
57 Kg
Tania Walters
57 Kg
Caroline Veyre
60 Kg
Irene Fiolek
60 Kg
Sara Kali
64 Kg
Marie-Jeanne Parent
69 Kg
Myriam Da Silva
69 Kg
Tammara Thibeault
75 Kg
Natali Fagan
75 Kg
Marija Curran
81 Kg
Jaspreet Singh
81+ Kg
Justin Parina
52 Kg
Eric Basran
56 Kg
Kevin Grimard
56 Kg
Lucas Bahdi
60 Kg
Thomas Blumenfeld
64 Kg
Wyatt Sanford
64 Kg
Robert Couzens
69 Kg
Nickenson Denis
75 Kg
Harley-David O’Reilly
81 Kg
Petru Bolun
81 Kg
Bryan Colwell
91 Kg
Alexis Barrière
91+ Kg

48 Kg

Anne Marcotte

Club: Sherbrooke Boxing Club
Coach: Jean Gauthier
Date of birth: September 6th, 1990
Birthplace: Rouyn, Noranda
Hometown: Sherbrooke, Quebec
Height: 165cm (5’4″)
Weight category : 48kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2018  CANADIAN CHAMPION | GOLD
2017 GOLDEN GLOVES | GOLD
2017 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP | SILVER

BIOGRAPHY

Anne began to practice boxing quite late, at the age of 23. At first, she trained as a recreational hobby but she was encouraged by her coach to start competing and quickly joined the competition team. After a few months of training, Anne had her first fight on March 1st, 2014 and immediately had the itch to pursue a boxing career. Her favorite aspects of the sport are technique and boxing tactics. She likes the idea of hitting her opponent without getting hit in return. Anne appreciates that boxing is a very demanding sport, where you can always go beyond its limits.

 

In the short term, Marcotte wishes to compete in the World Boxing Championship. She has the aspiration to give back to the sport, by perhaps becoming a trainer and at the very least, she wants to have the opportunity to pass on her passion to young girls.

 

Apart from her boxing career, Anne received a bachelor’s degree in Literary and cultural studies at the University of Sherbrooke. She is in the process of completing a master’s degree in French studies at the University of Sherbrooke, respectively.

FUN FACTS

FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : American Horror Story, Dans Une Galaxie près de chez-vous
FAVORITE MUSIC : Alternative Rock
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Brown rice with mushrooms and tuna
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Mountain biking, skiing, and kayaking
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Africa
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Work in cultural arts or education. Travel around the world. 

 

 

51 Kg

Sara Haghighat-Joo

Club: TNT Boxing Academy
Coach: Stephen Bailey
Date of birth: June 17th, 1994
Birthplace: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Hometown: Guelph, Ontario
Height: 162cm (5’3″)
Weight category: 51 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2017 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS | SILVER
2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION & BEST BOXER OF THE TOURNAMENT
2016 GOLDEN GIRL TOURNAMENT (SWEDEN) | GOLD & BEST BOXER OF THE TOURNAMENT
2X GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPION

BIOGRAPHY

Sara Haghighat-Joo started boxing at the age of 16 at the Astoria Boxing Club in Vancouver, BC. She initially started because she grew tired of team sports in high school as one of her coaches held told her she would not get much playing time. It is her parents that suggested she try out boxing. At first, she did it for the fitness aspect of the sport, but after only four months of training, her coach taught she was ready to start sparring and that is when she quickly realized she was quite good at boxing. In the short span of four months of sparring, she had her first bout at the BC Golden Gloves Tournament and she won the competition in the Youth division and later on, as an Elite boxer as well. Even since, she never looked back and she moved halfway across the country, away from her hometown and family, to pursue boxing and train with the best. She knows that every decisions she made were the right ones to get to where she hopes to get.

 

Sara loves the adrenaline rush she gets during competition. Also, since it is an individual sport, she likes that the pressure to perform is on herself. In the next ten years, she wishes to competed at the highest level: the Olympic Games. If it’s not in 2020, she will keep trying for 2024. “I know it’s not an easy goal, but if it was easy, everyone would be there 😉 “

 

Sara completed two years of her Undergrad in Human Kinetics. She transferred from University of British Columbia (UBC) to the University of Guelph, but she it currently taking it very slowly as she is currently training full-time for boxing. She would like to become an Athletic Therapist.

FUN FACTS

FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Grey’s Anatomy & Pursuit of Happiness
FAVORITE MUSIC : Hip Hop
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Oatmeal with a bowl of fruits and coffee
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Basketball
PLACES TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Thailand
FUN FACT THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HER : I played violin from the ages 8 to 12
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Eventually, when she finishes her schooling, she would like to become an Athletic Therapist. All my life, I suffered from a lot of injuries and I want to be able to give back and share the knowledge about whatI went through as an athlete and how to overcome these injuries.

 

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54 Kg

Amanda Galle

Club: All Canadian Boxing
Coach: Vito Brancaccio
Date of birth: April 27th, 1989
Birthplace: Mississauga, Ontario
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Height: 160cm (5’2″)
Weight category: 54kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION | GOLD
2015 ATHLETE OF THE YEAR FOR THE CITY OF MISSISSAUGA
2014 CANADIAN CHAMPION GOLD
2013 – 2014 TEAM CANADA REPRESENTATIVE (51KG) 
2013 BOXING ONTARIO FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2011 – 2014 RINGSIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS | GOLD 
2009 CANADIAN CHAMPION | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Amanda Galle began training at All Canadian Martial Arts “(A.C.M.A.”) at the young age of six.  She loved watching Power Rangers, a TV show from the 1990s. Amanda’s father noticed she was imitating characters by demonstrating punches and kicks to him and her family, which pushed him to enrolled her at A.C.M.A.  Vito Brancaccio, the owner of A.C.M.A., began teaching Amanda karate, self-defense, weapons, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, and kickboxing. Amanda’s passion for boxing grew at the tender age of 13 and she began focusing in this area.  Vito began training her specifically in boxing, giving her private lessons, improving the technical aspects of pad drills, bag drills, developing head movement and footwork.  Three years later, at the age of 16, Amanda had her first boxing bout.

 

Amanda calls A.C.M.A. “home” as she has been part of this martial arts school since six years of age.  Amanda started instructing children and adults by the age of 11, teaching them karate, self- defense, kumite, kickboxing, and boxing. Currently, she manages A.C.M.A and is one of the main instructors and her students adore her.  She teaches the physical attributes to help one protect themselves and also develops her student’s positively, providing them with a strong work ethic, heightened self-esteem, guidance, and support. Being in a martial arts setting from the age of six a well as being introduced to World Champions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Kickboxing, and MMA in partnership with the athletic ability she had from a young age was what influenced her to compete in boxing! Her coach was also approached by skilled competitive fighters to coach them and better their technical boxing skills. She trained alongside these athletes and developed as a boxer and athlete as well.

 

As a highly decorated boxer who has been competing in two weight classes, Galle currently wishes to continue pursuing her boxing career in the professional rank in the future. She is known for her aggressive fight style, pushing the pace with non-stop action, and executing precise powerful punches, which are all positive traits of a professional boxer. She sees herself winning a North-American Title, and WBA World Title!

 

Aside from her boxing career, Amanda graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She will be attending a teacher’s college and complete all the necessary courses to become a school teacher. She loves working with children. Through her athletic background, she feels she will be an asset to the teaching faculty, moreover physical education department.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  Bambola
FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Secrets & Lies, Handmaids Tale, PS I Love You, Fast and Furious
FAVORITE MUSIC : Bachata, dance
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Omelets with guacamole, tex-mex salad, mix greens, black beans, goat cheese, tomatoes, onions
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Shotokan karate(4th-degree black belt), barber
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Italy, Bora-Bora
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Become a professional boxer and a physical education teacher

 

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57 Kg

Sabrina Aubin

Club: Boxemontréal.com
Coach: Danielle Bouchard
Date of birth: October 19th, 1984
Birthplace: St-Jean, QC
Hometown: St-Jean, QC
Height: 168cm (5’6″)
Weight category: 57 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS 

2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES | BRONZE
2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2015 CANADIAN OLYMPIC QUALIFIER (60 Kg)  | 2nd place
2014 CEINTURE MONTANA (FRANCE) | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Sabrina Aubin made her boxing debut at the age of 21 after seeing the movie “Million Dollar Baby”. At the time, Sabrina had been playing basketball for nine years, but a knee injury prevented her from pursuing the sport further. She then decided to set a new sport objective and the movie made her want to try boxing, a sport where her knee would not be a problem. She first started out as a recreational member, but rapidly transition toward competition. The technique, the strategy (similar to a chess game) as well as the challenge that boxing represents are her favorite aspect of the sport.

 

Beyond her boxing accomplishments, Sabrina also obtained her Bachelor degree in Kinesiology at UQAM. In the future, she wishes to continue practicing boxing for fun, be a coach and spread her passion for her sport.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME : Sab
FAVORITE MUSIC : Varied
FAVORITE MOVIES :  Lord of the ring, Marvel movies
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Meat with rice and vegetables
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Weight training and eating
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Everywhere I’ve never been!
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Continue what I’m doing (Kinesiology), acquire a “pied à terre” in the United States and travel

 

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57 Kg

Tania Walters

Club: Kombat Arts
Coach: Socrates Celestial
Date of birth: August 8, 1987
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Height: 152cm (5’0″)
Weight category :57kg
Stance: Orthodox

NOTABLE RESULTS

 2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION

BIOGRAPHY

Growing up, boxing is a sport that Tania had an interest in and it’s only in 2016 that she finally enrolled in a boxing club. She grew up being inspired by former World Heavyweight Champion, Mike Tyson. She found his life story interesting and found a liking to Tyson’s peek-a-boo style, which was instilled in him by his mentor and trainer, Cus D’Amato.

 

Having an older brother, she would enjoy play-fighting with him as a child, which led to her interest in boxing. She also played basketball growing up. Her brother encouraged her to continue playing basketball, while at school, so she could get a scholarship and be accepted into university. She is currently studying Physiotherapy and will be graduating soon.

 

Her goals in boxing are to one day represent team Canada in the Olympics and compete professionally.

FUN FACTS

FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Greys Anatomy, Love and Basketball, Scarface, American Gangster, Pretty Woman, Godfather
FAVORITE MUSIC : Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae, Dancehall
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Omelette, apple or orange juice
PLACE TO VISIT: Italy, Thailand, Jamaica
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Compete in international tournaments and build a winning streak 

 

 

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60 Kg

Caroline Veyre

Club: INS Québec (National Training Centre) – previously at East Boxing Club
Date of birth: October 4th, 1988
Birthplace: Paris, France
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Height: 167cm (5’5″)
Weight category: 60 kg

NOTABLES RESULTS

2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES TEAM MEMBER
2017 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS | SILVER
2015 PAN AM GAMES | GOLD
2014 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS |BRONZE
2013 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS BRONZE

BIOGRAPHY

Originally from Paris, Caroline Veyre immigrated to Canada in 2003 after visiting the country a few years earlier as her mother came to Montreal for cancer treatment. She first started boxing when she was 18 years old. Throughout her teenage years, boxing allowed her to grow as a person and gain confidence as she had difficulties to express herself at the time. According to her, sports enables you to develop great qualities that you can apply to all aspects of your life, such as discipline, sense of organization, determination, confidence, perseverance and optimism in order to tackle life and forge ahead! 

 

During her very first Canadian championships in 2009, Caroline earned the bronze medal and grabbed the silver medal at 2012 edition of the same championships. In 2013-2014, she won the National title for two consecutive years. During the same year, she also participated in her first Continental Championships where she claimed the bronze medal and also repeated her performance the following year. One of her career highlight occurred when she grabbed the gold medal during the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.

 

Beside her career as an athlete, Caroline also obtained her bachelor degree in translation. She plans to continue boxing for a few more years. Her dream is to participate in the Olympic Games and earn a medal. In the next few years, she would like to open her own boxing gym and become a coach.

FUN FACTS

FAVORITE MOTTO :  ”It is difficult to beat someone that never quits.”
FAVORITE TV SHOW : Friends
FAMILY : She has a twin sister
FAVORITE MUSIC : Latin music
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Chicken pasta
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Playing pool and poker
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Brazil
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Be an Olympian champion

 

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60 Kg

Irene Fiolek

Club: 2B Extreme Evolution
Coach: Gabriel Beausoleil
Date of birth: October 12th, 1990
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Height: 169cm (5’5″)
Weight category: 60kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION | GOLD
2018 DÉFI DES CHAMPIONS | GOLD
2017 GANTS DORÉS (QC) | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

At 15 years old, Irene joined a boxing class in her local fitness center with a few friends from school. This is when and where she discovered her true passion. For three years, she only practiced boxing as a recreational hobby and in 2007, she had her first boxing bout at the chicken festival in Montmagny.

 

Irene was enrolled in many sports growing up. Those included athletics, judo, swimming, tennis and taekwondo. She only got attracted to boxing once she joined the boxing class at her local gym with her friends. As the classes went on, Irene and her friends were competitive with each other. Every time one would show progress, everyone else had to catch up. This was very motivating for her.

 

Irene has a good understanding of sports and how the human body operates. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2015.

 

The 2018 Canadian Champion is looking to participate in the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo. Afterward, she wants to make the switch to a professional boxer.

FUN FACTS

FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Homeland, Jackie Brown, TAXI 
FAVORITE MUSIC : All genres 
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Eggs in the morning
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Watching movies, cooking
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : A beautiful place to surf, Thailand

 

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64 Kg

Sara Kali

Club: Boxemontreal.com
Coach: Danielle Bouchard
Date of birth: October 14th, 1991
Birthplace: Alger, Algeria
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Height: 170cm (5’7″)
Weight category: 64kg
Stance: Orthodox

NOTABLE RESULTS

2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2016 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS | BRONZE
2015 BALKAN WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT | SILVER
2014 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS | SILVER

BIOGRAPHY

Sara Kali started boxing at the age of 13. At the time, her grand-father was a boxer, which piqued her curiosity and pushed her to try the sport. According to her, boxing is so much more than a combat sport where two individual simply hit each other; it is the smarter boxer in the ring who wins. Indeed, Sara loves the tactical aspect of the sport where you must be intelligent in the ring, remain calm no matter the situation while demonstrating rigorous fitness condition. Although she has practiced other sports before, boxing is demanding like no other sport. “To me, if you’re able to box, you’re in shape to play any sports.”

 

Beside her career as an athlete, Sara is currently completing her bachelor in Administration.  In the next 10 years, she wishes to have completed her studies, be an administrator in a large company and she also dreams to become a World Champion. In any case, she will remain involve in the boxing world.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  Sasou or K real
FAVORITE MOVIE & TV SHOW: Coach Carter, Remember the Titans
FAVORITE MUSIC : All types of music but Rock- Reggae, Hip Hop, French rap, RnB, Dance Hall, Classical music, etc.
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Basketball
PLACES TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : New Zealand, Croatia, New Caledonia
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Become the president of the gym boxemtl.com and an Administrator for EY

 

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69 Kg

Marie-Jeanne Parent

Club: Club de boxe Empire
Coach: Ève Fortin
Date of birth: July 8th, 1995
Birthplace: Quebec City, QC
Hometown: Quebec City, QC
Height: 163cm (5’4″)
Weight category: 69 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS 

2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES | BRONZE
2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2016 GANTS DORÉSGOLD
2015 GANTS DORÉS | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Marie-Jeanne Parent started boxing at the age of 13 when her older brother, who’s also her role model, started training and she wanted to follow in his footsteps. They continued training together and two years later, they both competed at the Gants de Bronze. It was when Marie-Jeanne won this first competition that she got hooked on the sport and realized that boxing had become much more than a hobby for her.

 

It is the technical aspect as well as the intensity of the sport that captivates her. During her training, she loves to practice countless times the same punch or movement to be able to execute it perfectly in the ring at the right moment. She gets an indescribable feeling when it occurs.

 

Beside her boxing career, Marie-Jeanne as completed her collegial studies in languages since it is one of her passion. She is currently in the fourth year of her bachelor degree in preschool and elementary education at Laval University.

 

As for her aspirations in the world of boxing, she dreams to participate in the World Championships, the Pan Am Games as well as the Olympic Games. She also wishes to travel worldwide with boxing and for her personal pleasure to discover other countries.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME : MJ
FAVORITE MUSIC : Soul / Pop / Country (Ed Sheeran, The Passenger, Vance Joy, Wyclef Jean, Jason Mraz, Luke Bryan, Milky Chance, City and Colour, etc.)
FAVORITE MOVIES : The Patriot, Valkyrie, Inside man, Act of Valor and all action/suspense movies in general
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : “La Pasta Fiesta” Spaghetti
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Crossfit, soccer, outdoors, road bike, alpine skiing and snowboarding
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : New-Zealand
FUN FACTS FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HER : I’ve done a theatre play in 4 languages (French, English, Spanish and German) and I’m passionate about coffee (I’ve been working in a Coffeehouse for two years now).
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : In regards to my professional career, I would like to do a master or a graduate degree in cognitive psychology or relating to the various learning disabilities with children with troubled circumstances as well as the effective interventions with the latter. This objective is due to that fact that I wish to become a teacher who will enable everyone to reach their full potential. My life objective is to start a family and travel with them to discover various cultures because I believe that in order to understand our own culture, we must know how to compare to others.

 

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69 Kg

Myriam Da Silva

Club: Boxemtl.com
Coach: Danielle Bouchard
Date of birth: April 15, 1984
Birthplace: Chambly, Quebec
Hometown: Chambly, Quebec
Height: 178cm (5’8″)
Weight category :69kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

 2018 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP | GOLD
2016 BALKAN TOURNAMENT | BRONZE
2014 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP GUADALAJARA, MEXICO | SILVER

BIOGRAPHY

Da Silva started her athletic career in soccer. She was 10 years old when she signed up for soccer practice and by age 12, she was an elite player. She played soccer for a decade and had intentions of making the national Olympic team. Unfortunately, this was not possible due to some injuries. She wanted to change sports and signed up for a cardio-boxing class in her university. She immediately grew a liking for it, because it demanded a high level of concentration. Randomly, a boxing trainer walked into the store where she was working at the time to shop and asked her if she ever considered trying competitive boxing. At first, Myriam was hesitant. After two weeks of contemplating, she signed up at a boxing club and six months later, she made her in-ring debut.

 

In the beginning, boxing attracted her because of its intensity, which is something her ego needs. Also, her mother was always proud of women who accomplished unexpected things. In a newspaper, they found her current boxing coach, Danielle Bouchard, which they found to be a role model. She became serious about boxing but did not tell her parents in the beginning. She told her parents after her first Silver Gloves competition. Her love for boxing was growing at a rapid pace as aspects such as concentration, physical performance, tactics, and techniques made her want to improve. For Myriam, boxing is not a violent sport. It’s about discipline and that is what she instills to the young boxers.

 

Da Silva sees herself becoming an elite boxer and her dream is to compete in the Olympics. In addition to her boxing ambitions, she also has a Bachelor’s degree in school and social adaptation from UQAM.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  Mymy and Godzi
FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Movies with inspiring stories
FAVORITE MUSIC : It depends on the mood
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Bagel with eggs and fruits
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Running, functional training, activities that take you out of your comfort zone
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Too many places to list them all!

 

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75 Kg

Tammara Thibeault

Club: INS Québec (National Training Centre) – previously at Club de Boxe Olympique de Shawinigan
Date of birth: December 27th, 1996
Birthplace: St-Georges, Quebec
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Height: 183cm (6′)
Weight category: 75kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES | BRONZE
2017 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS | GOLD
2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION

BIOGRAPHY

Tammara Thibeault was only 10 years old when she started boxing. Originally, it was an activity that her older brother and father were doing together for fun, but eventually, she ended up going with them on a regular basis. When her brother quit the sport, she stuck to it and never looked back since! At first, she wanted to try boxing because her father is her greatest source of inspiration and she wanted to be just like him. Over the years, she developed a true passion for the sport. She wasn’t very good at other sport and for once, she was told she had potential for her chosen combat sport, which motivated her to become the best she could be. Boxing has taught her the importance of patience, perseverance and dedication. For a long time, the boxing club was the only place where she felt comfortable enough to truly be herself, hence helping her build her confidence while growing up.

 

Beside her career as an athlete, Tammara obtained her CEGEP degree and she is currently completing her Bachelor in Linguistics as well as two minors in Mandarin and Spanish. Afterwards, she will pursue her Masters in Business and Administration.

 

She doesn’t know exactly where she will be in ten years from now, but if she could choose her future, she pictures herself traveling around the world discovering different cultures, languages and taking every opportunity that present itself. She would love to teach English, French or even Spanish in another country, preferably somewhere warm by the beach! She would also like to give back to the community and help more deprived communities in South America.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  Tamm
FAVORITE TV SHOWS : Once upon a Time, Games of thrones, Fresh prince of Bel-Air
FAVORITE MUSIC : Reggeaton, Dancehall, RnB, Hip Hop
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Chicken, vegetables and rice
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Reading, writing, dancing, running
PLACES TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Spain, Greece
FUN FACT THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HER : I can sing!
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : I want to start my own international corporation

 

 

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75 Kg

Natali Fagan

Club: Tribal Boxing Club
Date of birth: December 18, 1989
Birthplace: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Height: 180cm (5’11”)
Weight category :75kg
Stance: Southpaw

NOTABLE RESULTS

2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION | GOLD
2017 ESKER BOX CUP | GOLD
2016 RINGSIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Although Natali has always had an interest in martial arts, she did not have the opportunity to start her training until she was 21 years old. She practiced several martial arts in her twenties, including jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, and worked herself up to a black belt in uechiryu karate. She joined a boxing club in her town and had her first bout three short months later. After moving to Halifax in 2016, she decided to focus on boxing training only. She admits it was a hard choice to make but is reassured it was the correct one.

 

Fagan had a rough childhood and as she grew older, she became closed off from society. She liked martial arts because it gave her the opportunity to express herself physically in a constructive way. The sport of boxing gave her confidence and she grew stronger both physically and mentally. The boxing community helped her be more involved in society and resolve her personal issues. She finds that boxing is just as much about confronting yourself as it is about facing an opponent. It is about your own mental strength and weakness, and it forces one to become stronger in different areas in one’s life.

 

She does not plan too far ahead in the future as she finds life to be very unpredictable. She is hoping that her future involves boxing in some capacity.

 

In addition to her boxing career, Natali has a bachelor’s degree in Science in Biology and a Graduate degree in Ocean Technology. She obtained her degrees while she was training and competing in boxing.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  Wonder Woman
FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Dragonball Z, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Daredevil, Outlander, Wonder Woman, Star Wars: Return of The Jedi
FAVORITE MUSIC : Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, Punk, Hip-Hop
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Laughing
PLACE TO VISIT: Everywhere
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Help improve Canada’s environment 

 

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81 Kg

Marija Curran

Club: Beaver Boxing Club
Coach: Jill Perry
Date of birth: April 27th, 1987
Birthplace: Burlington, Ontario
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
Height: 174cm (5’7″)
Weight category: 81 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2017 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS | SILVER
2017 GOLDEN GIRLS TOURNAMENT (SWEDEN) | BRONZE
2015 RINGSIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Marija Curran used to compete heavily in Jiu Jitsu from ages 10 to 18, but it is at the age of 15 that she decided to take boxing lessons to help with her hand game. She was boxing recreationally to help with her sport (Jiu Jitsu) all through high school and university. After her graduate degree, she took up boxing as she wanted to compete in some sort of combat sport again and she was quickly integrated into the competitive program at Beaver Boxing club. 

 

While her initial gravitation towards boxing was a means to an end, to improve her Jiu Jitsu, her continued involvement in the sport is motivated by respect. She has a great respect for classic, traditional sports such as boxing and she loves how her newly adopted sport remained largely true to its origin despite the massive changes in the world around it. It has stood the test of time. Also, she loves how boxing challenges her and she gets to do that every day.

 

In the next ten years, Marija pictures herself continuing her participation in the sport she loves in a coaching capacity. Ideally, she would like to give back to the sport, and the country, by eventually coaching amateur boxers on the international stage. She would also like to run a boxing program aimed at risk youth, particularly girls, to help them develop confidence and life skills through boxing.

 

Beside her career as an athlete, Marija obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Political Science at the University of Ottawa and her Masters in Communications at the University of Carleton while training as a boxer. Today, she works full-time as a Communication Officer for Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME : Honey Badger
FAVORITE MOVIES : Super Troopers and/or Zoolander
FAVORITE MUSIC : Anything, but metal
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Chicken, rice and salad (Isn’t that what all boxers eat?)
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : I don’t have time for other sports or hobbies. I work, box and then apologize to my friends and family for being so busy when I’m not doing those two things.
PLACES TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : All of Canada’s coasts and various parts of Africa, starting with Egypt.
FUN FACTS THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HER : I’m the youngest of five children and I have three older brothers that beat me relentlessly growing up
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Make enough money that I can pay someone else to clean my house

 

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81+ Kg

Jaspreet Singh

Club: King of the Ring
Coach:Ajaz Khan
Date of birth: April 20, 1999
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Hometown: Brampton, Ontario
Height: 165cm (5’5″)
Weight category: 81+ kg
Stance: orthodoxe

NOTABLE RESULT

2018 ELITE CANADIAN CHAMPION
2016 BRAMPTON CUP | GOLD
2016 RINGSIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Jaspreet Singh followed in her older sister’s footsteps. Indeed, she was a boxer who won multiple Canadian championships, which motivated Jaspreet to start boxing at the age of 8 and she started competing at 14. Jaspreet loves the general experience of competitions and boxing training. Involved at the club from a young age, she find people in boxing are very positive and she finds it fascinating how much mental preparation is required for such a physically demanding sport.

 

In the future, she would like to be more involved with children within the community by obtaining her coaching license to expose them to the positive benefits of sports. Beside boxing, Jaspreet is currently enrolled at Humber College in the first year of the Community and Justice Studies. 

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME:  Jas
FAVORITE TV SHOWS / MOVIES : DDLJ
FAVORITE MUSIC : Hip Hop and Pop
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Subway
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER IFE : Bora Bora
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Become a correctional agent

 

 

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52 Kg

Justin Parina

Club: Kombat Art Traning Academy
Coach: Socrates Celestial
Date of birth: August 31, 1999
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Height: 162cm (5’3″)
Weight category :52kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

 2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION | GOLD
2017 – 2018 GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPION | GOLD
2016 ONTARIO SUMMER YOUTH GAMES CHAMPION

BIOGRAPHY

Justin was introduced to boxing at the age of seven by his older brother who was an amateur boxer. His brother would bring him to the boxing gym occasionally. He only took his training seriously once he turned 15 years old. After being part of the junior high school football team, he was looking for another sport to engage himself into. Since boxing was a sport that he had been practicing occasionally, he decided to start training seriously and progress in it, and then decided to sign up for boxing classes with the intention of competing. In the beginning, it was hard for him to train because he was the only teenager at the club and everyone else was adults. He found the training rigorous and sparring hard because his training partners were considerably heavier than him. He even considered quitting but did not and pushed through as he did not want to quit on himself. After only six months of training, he had his first bout.

 

In his opinion, boxing is very challenging, both mentally and physically. He likes the idea of boxing being an individual sport. The boxer is his own adversary as he or she determines if you will win or lose.

 

Parina has big goals in mind for the future. His objectives are to earn a spot to compete at the 2019 Lima Pan American Games and at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and he also wishes to pay off his parents’ mortgage. In five to 10 years from now, he envisions himself finished with school and employed, earning a good salary so he can provide for his loved ones. He says he will still be as obsessed as improving then, as he is now.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  JP
FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Games of Thrones, Atlanta
FAVORITE MUSIC : Hip-Hop
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Video Games
PLACE TO VISIT: Mount Everest, Colosseum, Christ the Redeemer, Dubai
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Compete at the 2019 Lima Pan American Games and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, pay off parent’s mortgage 

 

 

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56 Kg

Eric Basran

Club: INS Quebec (National Training Centre) – previously at Queens Borough boxing
Date of birth: October 19th, 1998
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Height: 178cm (5’10”)
Weight category: 56 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMESS | BRONZE
2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION 
2016 RINGSIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP | BRONZE
2015 DESERT SHOWDOWN | BRONZE

BIOGRAPHY

Eric Basran started boxing at the young age of 11. Prior to his debut, he practiced kickboxing, but he truly fell in love with boxing. Eric loves that boxing is an individual sport that is as demanding physically than mentally. He enjoy the tactical aspect that goes into the sweet science as well as the hard work that is necessary during trainings.

 

Eric wishes to participate in the Olympic Games before becoming a professional boxer. Beside his career as an athlete, he is currently studying in Criminology.

FUN FACTS 

FAVORITE MUSIC : Rap
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Basketball
PLACE TO VISIT IN HIS LIFE : Cuba
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : I would like to go to the Olympic Games and then become a professional boxer

 

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56 Kg

Kevin Grimard

Club: Academie Sparmax et Club de boxe Champion
Date of birth: February 23, 1996
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec
Hometown: Sainte-Therese, Quebec
Height: 165cm (5’4″)
Weight category :56kg
Stance: Orthodox

NOTABLE RESULTS

2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION | GOLD
2014 ADIDAS CUP CHAMPION
2012 – 2013 GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPION

BIOGRAPHY

It is safe to say that Kevin Grimard has martial arts in his blood. When he was only one year old, his father opened a martial arts academy and started instructing muay-thai, mixed martial arts, boxing and other combat styles. Kevin grew up in the gym around his dad. He would re-watch the Rocky movies over and over, and practice at the gym. At the age of 12, he became more serious about combat training and had his first MMA bout in 2009. Shortly after his MMA debut, he realized that boxing was more natural for his style and grew a deep passion for it.

 

Kevin sees boxing as an art that requires a lot of mental and physical skills. He loves the thrill of stepping into the ring and overcoming challenges. He envisions himself representing Canada at major games such as the Olympics, amassing medals and eventually becoming a professional boxer. At the moment, Kevin is a boxing and muay-thai coach at his family’s gym, Academy Sparmax.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  Kev
FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Quentin Tarantino films, Narcos, Step Brothers, James Bond, Rocky films
FAVORITE MUSIC : Hip-Hop, Classic Rock, EDM, Blues, Johnny Cash
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Chicken, sweet potato, vegetables, fruits
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Cooking
PLACE TO VISIT: Europe
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Become world boxing champion, inspire people to live a healthy lifestyle

 

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60 Kg

Lucas Bahdi

Club: House of 5
Coach: Mike Strange and Willis McManaman
Date of birth: January 27, 1994
Birthplace: Niagara Falls Ontario
Hometown: Niagara Falls, Ontario
Height: 169cm (5’6″)
Weight category :60kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2017 RINGSIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP | SILVER
2015 CHEO APONTE | BRONZE
2014 BELGRADE INTERNATIONAL | SILVER

BIOGRAPHY

Lucas started boxing at the age of 14. He joined a boxing class because he wanted to have boxing skills in his repertoire and so he is proficient in self-defense. As someone who likes to compete, it made him like boxing from the start. He sees himself as the first Canadian Olympic gold medalist since 1988 as he wishes to fulfil his Olympic dream.
In addition to his boxing career, Bahdi graduated from Niagra College in 2013.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  Prince
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Salmon, Sweet potato, salad
PLACE TO VISIT: Tokyo
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Create a legacy with Boxing Canada and be a role model to athletes around the world

 

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64 Kg

Thomas Blumenfeld

Club: INS Quebec (National Training Centre) – previously at East Boxing Club
Date of birth: December 26th, 1997 (”Boxing Day”)
Birthplace: Mansonville, Quebec
Hometown Montreal, Quebec
Height: 173 cm (5’7″)
Weight division: 64 kg

NOTABLES RESULTS

2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES | SILVER
2017 CELTIC CUP | GOLD & AWARDED “BEST BOXER OF THE TOURNAMENT”
2015 OLYMPIC TRIALS WINNER
2014 GOLDEN GLOVES OF VOJVODINA |BRONZE
2014 GOLDEN GLOVES OF VOJVODINA | SILVER
3-TIME USA JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPION | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Thomas Blumenfeld began boxing at the very young age of 8. His interest for the sport was sparked when he discovered an old pair of his father’s boxing glove. He won his first bout by TKO in the 2nd round when he was 8 years old.  With a very promising start, Thomas was determined to surpass himself.
According to Thomas, boxing is much more than an individual sport; it takes the joint effort of a team to become successful. The young boxer believes he is very well surrounded in that sense and his father is a great source of inspiration in the boxing ring as well as outside the boxing world.  
With already more than 100 bouts to his active in the last nine years, Thomas wishes to climb on the highest step of the podium at the Olympic Games and eventually become a professional boxer. 

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  ”White Lightning”
FAVORITE TV SHOWS & MOVIES : Comedies
FAVORITE MUSIC : Rap
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Pasta
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Watch basketball
PLACE TO VISIT IN HIS LIFE : Rio de Janeiro 
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : (1) Become an Olympic champion (2) Become a professional boxer (3) Become a World Champion

 

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64 Kg

Wyatt Sanford

Club: INS Québec (National Training Centre) – previously at Citadel Boxing
Date of birth: November 3rd, 1998
Birthplace: Kennetcook, Nova Scotia
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Height: 175cm (5’9″)
Weight category :64kg
Boxing stance: Southpaw

NOTABLE RESULTS

2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2017 RINGSIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS | GOLD
2017 HARINGEY BOX CUP | GOLD
2015 KING OF THE RING | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Wyatt Sanford’s interest towards boxing started at the age of 11. At the time, his best friend wanted to try a new sport. Wyatt decided to go to the boxing club with him and he has loved the sport ever since!

 

The skills and strategy required in boxing are some of the aspects that Wyatt enjoys about his sport. One wrong move or a second too late can make all the difference! He also loves to travel for his sport, meet new friends along the way and hear stories from his coach and other athletes in the gym. Within the next ten years, Wyatt would like to represent Canada at all Major Games, including the Olympics

 

Beyond her career as an athlete, Wyatt completed his High School diploma a year earlier than most and has started a double major in Criminology and Psychology at St. Mary’s University.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  Sandman
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Friends
FAVORITE MUSIC : Country music
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Chicken wrap
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Hunting and fishing
PLACE TO VISIT IN HIS LIFE : Japan and Russia
FUN FACT THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HIM: I play the guitar
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Box for as long as I am able to and then become a RCMP officer

 

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69 Kg

Robert Couzens

Club: Queensborough Boxing Club
Coach: Mihai Afloarei
Date of birth: March 21, 1992
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia
Hometown: Burnaby, British Columbia
Height: 180cm (5’11”)
Weight category :69kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

 2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2017 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP | BRONZE
2008 –  2010 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP | GOLD
2009 REPRESENTED CANADA IN PUERTO RICO, POLAND, LITHUANIA
2007 CANADIAN CHAMPION | BRONZE

BIOGRAPHY

Robert was 12 years old when he attended his first boxing class. His father saw an ad in a newspaper and thought that it would be good for Robert to be enrolled in a sport, outside of school. Couzens did not have a big interest in the sport of boxing, but that changed when he attended his first boxing class. From day one, he got hooked by the challenge that the sport presented and by the club’s atmosphere. What keeps him going back every day is the love that he developed for the process of bettering himself and becoming a better boxer, day by day.

 

Couzens is dreaming about representing the national team at the Olympics. In 10 years, he plans to keep on training hard and becoming a coach for the next generation of boxers. He wants to coach a national or even a future world champion. Robert went to Douglas College and graduated in Criminology.

NICKNAME :  Cool Hands
FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Quentin Tarantino movies
FAVORITE MUSIC : Hip-Hop
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Veggies, tofu, rice or beans wrap, or veggie stir-fry
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Yoga, swimming, reading
PLACE TO VISIT: Dubai
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Progress in his field

 

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75 Kg

Nickenson Denis

Club: Boxemontreal.com
Coach: Carl Handy
Date of birth: September 21st, 1994
Birthplace: Jacmel, Haiti
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Height: 183cm (6’1″)
Weight category :75kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2018 DEFI DES CHAMPIONS | GOLD
2016 SILVER GLOVES | GOLD
2016 BRONZE GLOVES | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

As a young man, Denis was a member of the basketball team at his CEGEP. Once he graduated from Cegep in May 2016, he made the decision to embark in the world of boxing. His mother was not surprised because as a kid, Denis used to throw punches in the air and for some unexplained reason, he was always attracted to boxing. Before getting started, Denis had the chance to do a sparring session with Montreal pro-boxer, Steven Butler. Butler told him that with practice, he had what it takes to become a good boxer. It was after this session of sparring with Steven Butler, that Denis said to himself “Let’s go, I’m getting into boxing!”

 

Although having started boxing quite recently, Nickenson Denis is a Gold-decorated athlete. In 2016, he earned Gold at the Gants de Bronze and Gold at the Gants d’Argent. To add to those accomplishments, during 2018, he won Gold at the Canadian Championship and Gold at the Defi des Champions.

 

Within five years, Nickenson sees himself as a professional boxer and to be recognized worldwide. In 10 years, he predicts he will be world champion. But before that, he will like to become a father of a beautiful girl. He wants to enjoy and exploit his boxing career to the fullest. One of his favorite quotes is that of Edgar Morin “By sacrificing essentials to urgency, we end up forgetting the urgency of the essential.”

 

Besides his career in boxing, Denis studied police technique in Ottawa in 2011 but since Ontario’s civil Code is different from that of Quebec, he studied crime Intervention in 2012 at Ahuntsic.

 


FUN FACTS

FAVORITE MOTTO : “By sacrificing essentials to urgency, we end up forgetting the urgency of the essentials.”
FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Watching boxing and GGG’s boxing bouts
FAVORITE MUSIC : Rap, R&B, dance hall, Haitian music, classical, Celine Dion
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Basketball, hockey,  volleyball, badminton and playing piano
PLACE TO VISIT IN HIS LIFE : No country in particular; wants to box in different countries
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Wants to make his mother proud through boxing, become an Olympian and a professional boxer and win a world championship

 

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81 Kg

Harley-David O’Reilly

Club: INS Quebec (National Training Centre) – previously at FinalRound Boxing
Date of birth: December 21st, 1988
Birthplace: Kamloops, British Columbia
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Height: 185 cm (6’1″)
Weight category: 81 kg

NOTABLES RESULTS

2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES | BRONZE
2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2017 DÉFI DES CHAMPIONS | GOLD
2016 GANTS DORÉS | GOLD

 BIOGRAPHY

Harley-David discovered his passion for boxing at a young age when he used to watch Roy Jones Jr. He was so impressed by what he could do in the ring and he wanted to do the same. However, it is only at the age of 24 that he made his debut in the sport. Before boxing, Harley-David practiced other martial arts, including kick-boxing and Muay Thai, but none of these sports interested him as much as boxing does!

 

Harley-David loves the strategic aspect of boxing, which he compares to a chess game: the boxer who commits less mistake wins!

 

In the next 5-10 years, he wishes to become World Champion. Beside his career in boxing, Harley-David also obtained his Professional Diploma in automobile mechanics at Relais de la Lièvre Pavillon Seigneurie.

 


FUN FACTS

FAVORITE MUSIC :  Hip Hop & Rap
FAVORITE TV SHOWS : How I met your mother & Drunken Master
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Carbs and fruits, with a protein bar
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Basketball
PLACE TO VISIT IN HIS LIFE : Europe
FUN FACTS THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HIM : I love dancing and I also do beatbox
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : I want to become a World champion open my own boxing school

 

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81 Kg

Petru Bolun

Club: Goldenstars Boxing
Coach: Vlad Goldenstein
Date of birth: May 17, 1994
Birthplace: Cimislia, Republic of Moldova
Hometown: Gura Galbenei
Height: 186cm (6’1″)
Weight category: 81kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2015 OLYMPIC QUALIFIER | GOLD
2014 RINGSIDE CHAMPIONSHIP | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Petru got involved in boxing when he was 19 years old. He had no intention of becoming boxing competitor but as soon as he realized how good he was, he decided to start competing.

 

When he first met with coach Vlad Goldstein, they had an instant spark of chemistry. Before boxing, he practiced judo for eight years but his love for the sport faded away. As far as his feelings towards boxing, he admits to not having any emotions in the ring. Petru says he’s never been part of a boring boxing match, except when his opponent decides to run instead of box.

 

Petru dedicated his life to boxing and wants to achieve his Olympic dream in 2020. Beside his boxing career, he’s considering going back to school soon.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  Silex
FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Casino, The Godfather
FAVORITE MUSIC : Country
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Judo
PLACE TO VISIT IN HIS LIFE : Thailand
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Win at the Olympics and become a firefighter

 

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91 Kg

Bryan Colwell

Club: INS Quebec (National Training Centre) – previously at Sooke Boxing
Date of birth: October 31st, 1989
Birthplace: Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Hometown: Victoria, British Columbia
Height: 183cm (6’2″)
Weight category: 91 kg

NOTABLES RESULTS 

2018 – 2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2017 OREGON STATE GOLDEN GLOVES | GOLD
PROVINCIAL CHAMPION (BC)
GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPION

BIOGRAPHY

Bryan Colwell started boxing when he was 17 years old in an attempt to get into better shape for the soccer tryouts at the University of Victoria. However, by the end of his first boxing lesson, he knew he never wanted to play soccer again and had found his true calling. Bryan always loved the sport and never missed a high profile pay-per-view fight, but growing up in Fort St John, he never had access to a gym or a coach before.

 

Bryan loves every aspect of the sport, including the training and dedication necessary to perform in boxing. After 12 years of playing soccer, he loved the one-on-one nature of the competition.

 

After becoming a gold medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, he plans to pursue his career in professional boxing to become a world champion as both an amateur and professional fighter. In addition to being an athlete, Bryan is currently completing a Bachelor of Business at Camosun College in Victoria with the intent of opening his own gym once he stops competing.

FUN FACTS

FAVORITE MOVIES & TV SHOWS :  Vikings, Games of Thrones, Badlands and The Last Kingdom
FAVORITE TV SHOW EVER : Dragon Ball Z
FAVORITE MUSIC : Tech Nine, Five Finger Death Punch and Disturbed
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : A nutribullet smoothie, assorted fruits with a chocolate coconut Kashi bar
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Video games, Comic books and Dungeon & Dragons
PLACES TO VISIT IN HIS LIFE : I want to see the 7 wonders of the world
FUN FACTS THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HIM : I’m terrified of heights, I hate long walks on the beach and I fall in love with every dog I see.
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : I want to become a World Champion as both an amateur and a professional fighter, I want to break the laws of physics and become a Super Saiyan.

 

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91+ Kg

Alexis Barrière

Club: INS Quebec (National Training Centre) – previously at ProBoxe
Date of birth: July 21st, 1995
Birthplace: Quebec City, QC
Hometown: St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
Height: 193 cm (6’4″)
Weight category: 91+ kg

NOTABLES RESULTS

2018 – 2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2017 DÉFI DES CHAMPIONS | GOLD
2016 GANTS DORÉS | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Alexis Barrière started boxing at Club Proboxe when he was 20 years old. His coach, Marc-André Gauthier, saw potential in him and never left his sight since his debut. He loves boxing since it is a sport that allows your to surpass yourself and is includes both physical and mental aspects. The 91+ Kg Canadian representative wishes to win an Olympic medal and become World champion.

 

Beside his boxing career, Alexis also works at the Military College in Fort St-Jean.

FUN FACTS

FAVORITE MUSIC : Rap
FAVORITE FIGHTER : Fighter
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Chicken with rice & brocoli
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Baseball
PLACE TO VISIT IN HIS LIFE : Australia
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : I want to win a medal at the Olympics and win the WBC belt

 

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