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On Septembre 9th, try boxing as part of ParticipAction’s 150 Play List

ParticipAction' 150 Play List is the ultimate list of all the physical activities that define us Canadian and it was created as part of the celebration for Canada's 150th birthday. As you probably already know, boxing is part of the #150PlayList and on September 9th 2017, it will ParticipAction's National Boxing Day, which is exactly one month away! For the occasion, tons of activities will be organized throughout our boxing clubs across Canada to celebrate boxing. The goal is to encourage Canadians to get active, try as many activities on the list and of course, discover Boxing!

 

So if  you've always wanted to try boxing, this is the perfect opportunity to discover the sport and bring a friend along with you!

 

Mark your calendar:

On September 9th 2017, be active and #GetInTheRing !!

 

YOU WANT TO TAKE PART IN A BOXING ACTIVITY IN YOUR COMMUNITY? 

  • Consult THE LIST OF PARTICIPATING BOXING CLUBS to find an activity near you
  • Visit PARTICIPACTION'S 150 PLAY LIST WEBITE and create a profile.
  • Participate in a boxing activity and share your experience with us using #GetInTheRing and #150PlayList or by tagging us in your pictures
  • Don't forget to check off boxing (Activity 73/150) on the Play List once you've tried it for a chance to win amazing prizes! It's rewarding to be active! 

 

YOU WANT TO ORGANIZE AN ACTIVITY AT YOUR BOXING CLUB? 

  • Consult OUR EVENT PLANNING GUIDE to guide you through the organization of your event 
  • REGISTER YOUR EVENT on ParticipAction's website so it can be visible to the public and SEND US AN EMAIL once your are registered so we can add you in the list of participating boxing clubs 
  • DOWNLOAD THE COMMUNITY TOOLKIT to have access to useful check-list and tools to promote your event 
  • Share your event on social media and invite your members to talk about it

 For all questions regarding ParticipACTION's 150 Play List :

 

Emilie Garneau

Marketing & Communication Manager
egarneau@boxingcanada.org
(514) 861-9325

2017 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

JUNIOR | YOUTH | ELITE

MEN & WOMEN

 

For the second time in the history of the Canadian Championship, 2017 will once again regroup the Junior, Youth and Elite categories under the same roof. The draw, schedule, results and much more will be posted on this page throughout the competition. 

 

LIST OF MEDALISTS

 

SCHEDULE & RESULT

 

OFFICIAL DRAW

DRAW SHEETS- JUNIOR

MEN WOMEN
46 KG
48 KG 
50 KG
52 KG
54 KG
57 KG
63 KG
66 KG
70 KG
75 KG
48 KG
52 KG
63 KG

DRAW SHEETS – YOUTH

MEN WOMEN
52 KG
56 KG
60 KG
64 KG
69 KG
75 KG
81 KG
+ 91 KG
51 KG
54 KG
57  KG
60 KG
64 KG
75 KG

DRAW SHEETS – ELITE

MEN WOMEN
52 KG
56 KG
60 KG
64 KG
69 KG
75 KG
81 KG
91 KG
+ 91 KG
48 KG
51 KG
54 KG
57  KG
60 KG
64 KG
69  KG
75 KG
81 KG
+81 KG

 

 

The organisation of the 2017 Canadian Championship is once again entrusted to Club EnergyBox

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CANADA BRINGS HOME 4 MEDALS FROM THE AMBC YOUTH CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

After five intense days of competition regrouping 57 boxers from 11 countries, the Youth Continental Championships came to an end on Saturday evening and what a great week it was for our Canadian team!

 

Bringing home four medals, our young boxers can be proud of their performances.

 

GOLD
Lexson Mathieu (81 Kg)
SILVER
Dave Aubé (+91 Kg)
BRONZE
Hamza Khabbaz (64 Kg)
Jake Daoust (75 Kg)

 

This Championship was the first International competition for most of our boxers and it allowed them to measure up against different style of boxing. Although many bouts finished with TKO, the bouts were a great experience for our Canadian representatives, which will help them prepare for future competitions.

 

” The biggest difference we have observe is the experience. Indeed, we had a few difficulties standing out among other teams in the ring, but our young boxers had a great experience and learned a lot in the ring and while watching boxers from other countries. Our team comprises disciplined and passionate individuals who were interested in every opportunity presented to them throughout the week. They gave their all in the ring and they can come back to Canada without regret. They are our future Olympians and they demonstrated their interest to reach this level in a near future. ” mentions Benoit Gaudet, National team coach.

 

Although some boxers didn’t reach the medals, the Canadian team still maximized their training while in Costa Rica by organizing a sparring session with the local boxers. The extra-time in the ring definitely helped them work on their skills. To take a look at all the information from the competition, you may visit the EVENT PAGE.

 

The next competition on the calendar for our Youth National team is the Youth World Championships that will take place November 14th-27th in St-Petersburgh, Russia. The selected boxers for this championships will be announcing closer to the tournament date.

 

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From left to right: Dave Aubé (silver), Lexson Mathieu (gold), Jake Daoust (bronze) and Hamza Khabbaz (bronze)

 

 

8 MALE BOXERS ARE HEADING TO THE YOUTH CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

With less than two weeks to go, Boxing Canada is proud to announce the youth male boxers who will participate in the AMBC Youth Continental Championships in Gabarito, Puntarenas in Costa Rica. Organized by the American Boxing Confederation, the competition will take place September 26th to October 2nd. Eight boxers will be representing Canada on the International stage:

 

49 Kg Giuseppe Moffa
52 Kg Jason Genest
56 Kg Luis Santana
60 Kg Thomas Chabot
64 Kg Hamza Khabbaz
75 Kg Jake Daoust
81 Kg Lexson Mathieu
91+Kg Dave Aubé

 

Coaches: Gordon, Apolloni, Mark Collins & Benoit Gaudet
R & J: Nathalie Lacombe

 

 

” The Youth Continental Championships in Costa Rica will give our boxers an opportunity to compete outside of Canada and experience other countries’ style of boxing. The future of boxing in Canada looks bright! ” said Pat Fiacco, Boxing Canada president. The competition will enable our youth boxers to gain international experience in preparation for the upcoming Youth World Championships that will take place November 14th-27th in St-Petersburg, Russia.

 

The weigh in and official draw will be conducted on September 27thThroughout the championships, you will be able to follow our athletes’ progression on our EVENT PAGE and our social media outlets ( FACEBOOK PAGE  &  TWITTER ) as information will be updated daily.

 

Logo Campeonato Continental Juvenil

 

 

 

Taylor Lewis Gordon passed away: The world of boxing is grieving

May 31st 2016 was a sad day for the sport of Boxing in Canada as one of its builders, Taylor Lewis Gordon, passed away at the age of 84 years old. Native of Saskatchewan, Taylor Gordon was enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy for 25 years where he won the Canadian Forces title in 1950 in the lightweight division.

His passion for boxing was evident as he dedicated his life to it. After moving to Nova Scotia in 1971, he founded the Citadel Amateur Boxing Club and made sure to give the best opportunities in boxing and in life to every youth who walked through the doors. Gordon attended five Olympic Games himself as the National Team head coach and as a field supervisor, and also helped nine boxers from Nova Scotia reach their Olympic dreams.

Taylor Gordon was a visionary; he played a major part in building Boxing Nova Scotia as well as Boxing Canada where he was part of the executive committee for over two decades. He was loved and respected by his peers, and was also a source of inspiration and a role-model to many. His achievements in the world of boxing were recognized in 2000 when he was inducted into Boxing Canada’s Hall of Fame.

Taylor Gordon laid the foundation for boxing in Canada and paved the way for many athletes. His imprint on the sport will be felt for generations to come.

 

 

 

5 – 0 at the Women’s World Championships : A first for Canada

Two days into the competition, our Canadian boxers are shinning in all their glory at the 2016 Women’s World Championships in Astana. With a perfect score of 5 victories out of 5 bouts, it is a first in Boxing Canada’s history,

Caroline Veyre was the first to break the ice with a spectacular victory of 3-0 against Martina Schmoranzova (CZE). The 60 Kg Canadian representative can still qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games. She will need to finish in the Top 4 in order to punch her ticket for Rio.

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Caroline Veyre

The second day was just as exciting, from start to finish. Erica Adjei (54 Kg) kicked off session 3 with a victory of 2-1 against Mariem Homrani (TUN). A few bouts later, the Quebec boxers Sabrina Aubin (57 Kg ) and Sara Kali (64 Kg) respectively claimed a victory with the score of 2-0 and a TKO in 1st round. To conclude this historical debut, Ariane Fortin (75 Kg) convincingly won her bout 3-0 against Shunhyeong Kim (KOR).

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Sara Kali

It is the first time that Boxing Canada obtains similar results during this major competition. ”We are very pleased with the great start with 5 out of 5 wins in the first 2 days of the world championships. We know this is going to be a tough tournament and the team has prepared for that.” claimed Pat Fiacco, president of Boxing Canada. Three boxers have yet to make their first appearance in the ring. Kim Clavel (48 Kg), Mandy Bujold (51 Kg) and Alison Greey (81 Kg) are scheduled to make their debut over the weekend. Caroline Veyre will also be on Saturday’s card as she will face Maja Saric (CRO) during the second round of preliminaries.

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Sabrina Aubin

In order to follow our Canadian athletes’ journey, follow our Facebook Page, our Twitter Account as well as our webpage for the event.

 

Best of luck to all our boxers !

Boxing Canada Olympic trial team at final stage

Boxing Canada’s Olympic trial team is ready for their last training camp before going to America’s Continental Olympic Qualifier in Argentina, where they will compete to earn a spot in the most desired competition in the world, the Olympic Games.

The team qualified last December in Montreal and will assemble this Monday, February 29th for a week long training camp.

Coaches Daniel Trépanier, Gordon Apolloni, Kevin Howard, Mark Collins and Danielle Bouchard, will be in command of this squad of 13 boxers. who have been training and preparing in their home clubs for their Olympic journey.

The final team will be named on March 3rd, and will arrive early in Argentina on March 7th to acclimate and get ready for the competition that starts on March 10th.

Daniel Trépanier, Boxing Canada High Performance Director, said he is very confident that the team will qualify a good number of athletes in Argentina.

“We have a very good team and feel very confident we can qualify all of them.” said Trépanier.

Trépanier isn’t sure if all 13 boxers of the Canadian team will go to Argentina. Their performance at the training camp will determine who goes and who doesn’t.

“We’ll evaluate all the boxers during the camp and suggest to the board the ones we think are at their best.” Trépanier said.

Pat Fiacco, Boxing Canada President, said Brazil 2016 will have a high level of boxing and Canada needs to be prepared for it.

“Our National Team has performed very well in the past couple of years and the competition in Argentina is another step to improving our performance in the world.” said Fiacco.

“We expect to qualify our entire team. Our 3 women are rated in the top of the world, and our men have performed very well.” said Fiacco.

Here is the list of the athletes present at the training camp this week:

49Kg Todd Napper

52Kg Thomas Blumenfeld

56Kg Kenny Lally

60Kg David Gauthier

64Kg Arthur Biyarslanov

69Kg Sasan Haghighat Joo

75Kg Clovis Drolet

81Kg Petru Bulun

91Kg Samir El Mais

+91Kg Aaron Huggins

51Kg Mandy Bujold

60Kg Caroline Veyre

75Kg Ariane Fortin

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Ariane Fortin

The boxers that will represent Canada during Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be announce shortly on our website.