Regina Boxing Club

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.