Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic

KEN GOFF MEMORIAL BOXING CLASSIC (Canada vs Cuba)

The Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic (KGMBC) is a Las Vegas style boxing card with opening ceremonies and eight bouts of Olympic style boxing, hosted by the Regina Boxing Club. Team Canadas elite mens boxing team will step into the boxing ring against Team Cuba for the first time in KGMBCs 24-year history. Team Cuba ranks first in four mens weight divisions internationally and won six medals in mens boxing at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. This premier fight night experience is the only competition where Team Canadas boxers compete as a team in Canada. Founded in 1994, the KGMBC is a major fundraiser and a tribute to the founder of the Regina Boxing Club, Ken Goff.

 

Here are the boxers partaking in the event will be announce shortly:

 

52 Kg Eder Clervoix (CAN) vs Arnolys Bignote Taylor (CUB)

 

56 Kg Eric Basran (CAN) vs Maikel Yoan Franco Barro (CUB)

 

60 Kg Rodolfo Velasquez (CAN) vs Armando Martinez Rabi (CUB)

 

60 Kg Luis Santana (CAN) vs Dariesky Palermo Carrion (CUB)

 

64 Kg Mazlum Akedeniz (CAN) vs Jorge Moiran Vinent (CUB)

 

69 Kg Dennis Babich (CAN) vs Antonio Bisset Fernandez (CUB)

 

75 Kg Triston Brookes (CAN) vs Hugo Noriega Cardenas (CUB)

 

81 Kg Harley David O’Reilly (CAN) vs Osvary David Morrell Gutierrez (CUB)

 

ADMISSION

To purchase TICKETS, click HERE or you can also purchase them at the door

 

LIVE STREAMING 

  • The bouts will be live streamed, free of charge, HERE

All results will be posted in real time on our Facebook Page, notre Twitter account and our Instagram account.

 

The KGMBC event was established in 1994 and is a major fundraiser for Regina Boxing Club, founded by Ken Goff in 1949. Ken’s founding vision, to help create our community create better citizens, still exists today, coaching youth as young as seven years old. With support from sponsors, community partners, and volunteers, the Regina Boxing Club continues to provide coaching and mentorship to children, youth, and families.

 

 

 

 

Team Canada & Team Cuba weigh-in a day prior to the Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic

(Thursday, May 25, 2017, Regina, SK) – Team Canada and Team Cuba met face-to-face for the first time today at the official weigh-in event in advance of the Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic (KGMBC). The KGMBC is on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the EventPlex at Evraz Place in Regina, SK. This is the first time in the twenty-four year history of KGMBC Team Canada will compete against Team Cuba. The dual will be an intense competition in advance of the Continental Championships in June where Team Canada’s boxers will box in pursuit to become among the top 280 boxers who qualify to compete to become world champions at the World Boxing Championships in August.

 

Here are the boxers from both teams that will partake in the KGMBC:

 

       CANADA
       CUBA
Eder Clervoix
52 kg
   Arnolys Bignote Taylor
Eric Basran
56 kg
   Maikel Yoan Franco Barro
Rodolfo Velasquez
60 kg
   Armando Martinez Rabi
Luis Santana
60 kg
   Dariesky Palermo Carrion
Mazlum Akedeniz
64 kg
   Jorge Moiran Vinent
Dennis Babich
69 kg
   Antonio Bisset Fernandez
Triston Brookes
75 kg
   Hugo Noriega Cardenas
Harley David O’Reilly
81 kg
   Osvary David Morrell Gutierrez
“The Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic will be a test for Canada’s newly formed national boxing team to realize their competitive skill on an international scale because they are boxing against some of the best boxers in the world,” said Pat Fiacco, President, Boxing Canada. “Team Cuba ranks among the best in the world in the sport of boxing.”

 

Team Cuba ranks first in four men’s weight divisions internationally and won six medals in men’s boxing at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. There will be eight bouts at the KGMBC with a rematch at the Brandt Cup on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at DoubleTree by Hilton at 1 p.m.

 

The KGMBC will be broadcast live on Access Communications and live streamed on www.reginaboxingclub.ca, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets to the KGMBC are available from TicketMaster, and tickets to the Brandt Cup can be purchased at the door. All results will be posted live on our Facebook Page, Twitter Account and Instagram account.

 

The KGMBC is a Regina Boxing Club event, presented by Brandt Group of Companies.

 

KEN GOFF MEMORIAL BOXING CLASSIC 

Friday, May 26, 2017 | 8 p.m. | EventPlex at Evraz Place

&

BRANDT CUP

Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 1 p.m. | DoubleTree by Hilton

 

 

Pictures from the Media Weigh In and team training will be available shortly.

 

CANADA VS. CUBA AT THE KEN GOFF MEMORIAL BOXING CLASSIC

(Thursday, February 23, 2017, Regina, SK) – Team Canada’s elite men’s boxing team will step into the boxing ring against Team Cuba for the first time in the history of the Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic (KGMBC) on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Credit Union EventPlex in Regina, hosted by Regina Boxing Club. Team Cuba ranks first in four men’s weight divisions internationally and won six medals in men’s boxing at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. There will be eight bouts at the KGMBC with a rematch at the Brandt Cup on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The members of each team will be officially announced in Regina, SK after the 2017 Canadian Championship tournament in Quebec City, QC.

 

“Each year the Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic tries to attract the best athletes in the world to compete at the boxing card,” said George Goff, President, Regina Boxing Club. “The competition will be fierce and boxing fans will experience watching the most entertaining and elite boxing in the world.”

 

The KGMBC is an international competition and premier Las Vegas style fight night and is the only boxing competition in Canada where Team Canada’s elite team comes together to compete. Individual tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and can be purchased from reginaboxingclub.caticketmaster.ca, and the Regina Boxing Club for $25. Tables with eight seats including dinner service are currently on sale and can be purchased by contacting 306.536.5707 or emailing info@reginaboxingclub.ca.

 

“Our athletes are very excited to box at the prestigious Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic that everyone around the world has heard about, and looking forward to competing against Canada,” said Alberto Puig, President, Cuba Boxing Federation.

 

The KGMBC event was established in 1994 and is a major fundraiser for Regina Boxing Club, founded by Ken Goff in 1949. Ken’s founding vision, to help create our community create better citizens, still exists today, coaching youth as young as seven years old. With support from sponsors, community partners, and volunteers, the Regina Boxing Club continues to provide coaching and mentorship to children, youth, and families.

For media requests and interviews please contact:
Pat Fiacco
Vice-President
Regina Boxing Club
C 306.539.7340E info@reginaboxingclub.ca
reginaboxingclub.ca
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Photo credit: Randy Lewis // lewisimages