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Olympian Arthur Biyarslanov moves on to professional career

After dedicating more than a decade to boxing, Arthur Biyarslanov has decided to bow out of Olympic boxing to transition into professional boxing. With a record of 98 amateur bouts (85-13), Arthur had been thinking about making the jump to the professional ranks since 2014, but had decided to persevere in order to gain more experience and reach the world’s largest competitions before the transition. After a great career as a representative of Team Canada, he is now ready to enter the next phase of his life.

 

Arthur took up boxing at the age of 13 and has been fully committed to his sport since winning his first Canadian title in 2011 and realizing how much potential he had for his chosen sport. Since then, the Chechen Wolf has cumulated five National titles and countless awards, and has represented Canada at every major Games, including three World Championships, two Continental Championships, Commonwealth Games, a gold medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games and a Top 16 at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  “Throughout the last years on the National Team, my best moment has to be the 2015 Pan American Games in my hometown of Toronto. We had a good training camp with the full team prior to the Games and everyone performed well. There was such a great team spirit and atmosphere.” mentioned Arthur when reflecting on his fondest memory with Boxing Canada.
Qualifying for these tournaments took a lot of hard work and training in the gym. “I have beaten Olympic and world medalists, I am now more than ready to turn pro.” In the future, he also wishes to open his own gym to give the opportunity to youths to live an active and healthy lifestyle, while giving back to the community. Moreover, besides his boxing aspirations, Arthur also plans on resuming his academic career to obtain his degree after putting his studies on hold to concentrate on his Olympic dream.

 

“I extend my heartfelt thanks to Arthur for his devotion throughout his years spent on the Canadian Youth and Elite National Team. Arthur occupied an important role among the team for a long time. He was the first male athlete since 1975 to win a gold medal at the Pan Am Games before becoming a member of the Canadian Olympic delegation in 2016.” says Daniel Trépanier, Boxing Canada High Performance Director. “I wish him much success in his new projects.”

 

Boxing Canada is extremely proud of Arthur Biyarslanov’s accomplishments on the world stage and wishes him the best of luck for his future endeavors. We look forward to seeing you progress amongst the professional rank.
 

Great success for Team Canada against Team Mexico at the Melee Gala & the United Boxing Classic

Team Canada collected seven victories out of ten bouts against Team Mexico last week over the course of two events organized by the United Boxing Club: the Melee Gala and the United Boxing Classic. The Melee V Gala took place at the upscale Metropolitan Entertainment Centre on Thursday, September 7th while the United Boxing Classic was held at the Radisson hotel on Saturday, September 9th.

With six international bouts on the cards, here are the results of both events.

MELEE V Gala - September 7th

First held in 2013, the Melee Gala dinner has quickly established itself as one of the most anticipated dates on any sports fans’ calendars and the fifth edition of the Melee Gala was nothing short of spectacular compared to its previous editions. The event featured the United Boxing Corporate Challenge, where white collar competitors are put through an intensive 12-week boxing training leading to their first bout, and will be followed by six international Olympic-style bouts between Canada and Mexico.

While both teams offered great entertainment, the Canadian team game out victorious with five wins over six bouts!

CANADA   MEXICO
56 Kg   Eric Basran 3 - 0 Oscar Oswaldo Salgado Fabela
60 Kg   Caroline Veyre 3 - 0 Esmeralda Falcon Reyes
69 Kg   Joshua Frazer 2 - 1 Edgar Zaet Reyes Gutierrez
75 Kg   Triston Brookes 2 - 1 Héctor Octavio Aguirre Martinez
91 Kg   Benjamin Alvarez* 0 - 3 Carlos Antonio Rodriguez Moreno
91+ Kg   Alexis Barrière 2 - 1 Germán Trinidad Heredia Orrantia

18 year-old Eric Basran was awarded the prize for "Best Bout" along with a $1000 donation for personal and professional development, a fund issued in honour of John O’Shea, former President of Boxing Canada. Also, Caroline Veyre won the prize for "Best Boxer" of the evening.

Moreover, Alexis Barrière's competition gloves were auctioned off after the event and the funds were donated to Variety, the Children' Charity.

*replacing for Bryan Colwell

United Boxing Classic - September 9th

Following the success of the first competition against Mexico, Team Canada had the chance to rematch two days later at the first edition of the United Boxing Classic. For the occasion,  four Canadian athletes were featured on the card as 69 Kg Joshua Frazer and 91+ Kg Alexis Barrière were unfortunately unable to participate in the second event due to injuries incurred during the Melee gala.

CANADA   MEXICO
56 Kg   Eric Basran 3 - 0 Oscar Oswaldo Salgado Fabela
60 Kg   Caroline Veyre 3 - 0 Esmeralda Falcon Reyes
75 Kg   Triston Brookes 1 - 2 Héctor Octavio Aguirre Martinez
91 Kg   Benjamin Alvarez* 0 - 3 Carlos Antonio Rodriguez Moreno

75 Kg Triston Brookes received the prize for "Best Bout" of the evening while Eric claimed a second prize for "Best Boxer" of the card.

Eric Basran and Caroline Veyre both leave Winnipeg with two wins in as many bouts while Joshua Frazer, Triston Brookes and Alexis Barrière claimed one win over their Mexican opponents. 

The United Boxing Classic (Canada vs Mexico)

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Following the MELEE at the Met, the United Boxing Classic a rematch between Team Canada vs Team Mexico. The boxing cards also features talented boxers from Manitoba. Doors will open at 6pm and the matches start at 7pm.

 

CANADA   MEXICO
56 Kg   Eric Basran 3 – 0 Oscar Oswaldo Salgado Fabela
60 Kg   Caroline Veyre 3 – 0 Esmeralda Falcon Reyes
75 Kg   Triston Brookes 1 – 2 Héctor Octavio Aguirre Martinez
91 Kg   Benjamin Alvarez* 0 – 3 Carlos Antonio Rodriguez Moreno

*replacing for Bryan Colwell

 

For tickets or more information, please contact
UNITED BOXING CLUB
(204) 453-6944
unitedboxing@shaw.ca

 

 

 

MELEE AT THE MET V

TEAM CANADA VS TEAM MEXICO

 

The Melee Gala is one of Winnipeg’s most entertaining annual charitable events. Melee V will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the upscale Metropolitan Entertainment Centre and will feature the Corporate Challenge bouts, followed by international Olympic style boxing between Team Canada and Team Mexico! You may have attended live boxing events before, but you’ve never seen anything like this! 

 

This year, Variety, the Children’s Charity, will be the recipient of proceeds from Melee V. The organization raises funds to meet the needs of children of all abilities in the province of Manitoba.

 

CANADA MEXICO
56 Kg   Eric Basran 3 – 0 Oscar Oswaldo Salgado Fabela
60 Kg   Caroline Veyre 3 – 0 Esmeralda Falcon Reyes
69 Kg   Joshua Frazer 2 – 1 Edgar Zaet Reyes Gutierrez
75 Kg   Triston Brookes 2 – 1 Héctor Octavio Aguirre Martinez
91 Kg   Benjamin Alvarez* 0 – 3 Carlos Antonio Rodriguez Moreno
91+ Kg   Alexis Barrière 2 – 1 Germán Trinidad Heredia Orrantia

*remplacing for Bryan Colwell

WANT TO BECOME A SPONSOR FOR THE EVENT?

Consult the full sponsorship package HERE

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, TABLES OR TICKETS,

please contact meleegala2017@gmail.com

 

 

64Kg Arthur Biyarslanov finishes in the Top 16 at the 2017 AIBA World Championships

After three intense rounds, Arthur Biyarslanov came out on the wrong side of a close split decision against Dominican Elvis Rodriguez during the second round of preliminaries at the 2017 AIBA World Championships. Rodriguez came into the competition ranked 16th in the world and obtained a bye during the first round of the tournament. The two boxers were supposed to meet in semi finals at the Continental Championships earlier this year in Honduras, but the dual didn't occur as Arthur had to drop out of the tournament due to a pierced ear drum.

 

"I made the fight tough on myself." declared Arthur Biyarslanov. "After the first round, I was trying to land a punch before even thinking instead of staying composed and pick my shots. It was a close fight, but I unfortunately didn't get the result I was looking for. It's tough being the only athlete representing your country with a very small team."

This loss comes after a convincing victory against Lithuanian Evaldas Petrauskas during the first round of the competition. Arthur arrived at the competition in great shape and condition after a training camp in Kyrgyzstan and exits the 2017 edition of the World Championships in the Top 16 in the world! 

Congratulation Arthur!

 

For all the results, schedule and draw sheet, visit our Event Web page

AIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (men)

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64 Kg Arthur Biyarslanov qualified for the 2017 Men’s World Championships as he claimed the Bronze medal at the Continental Championships.

 

LIVE STREAMING

 

COMPETITION

DAILY SCHEDULE

Day 1  

Day 2    

Day 3    

Day 4    

Day 5

Day 6 – semifinals

Day 7 – semifinals

 

RESULTS

Day 1     Session 1Ring A / Ring B // Session 2 Ring A / Ring B

Day 2    Session 3 Ring A / Ring B // Session 4 Ring A / Ring B

Day 3    Session 5 Ring A / Ring B // Session 6 Ring A / Ring B

Day 4    Session 7 Ring A / Ring B // Session 8 Ring A / Ring B

Day 5    Session 9 Ring A / Ring B // Session 10 Ring A / Ring B

 

OFFICIAL DRAW SHEETS

49 Kg  //  52 Kg  //  56 Kg  //  60 Kg  //  64 Kg* //  69 Kg  //  75 Kg  //  81 Kg  //  91 Kg  //  91+ Kg

 

Team Canada will face off against Team Mexico at the 5th edition of the MELEE Gala

Team Canada’s Elite boxers are ready to step into the ring against Team Mexico on September 7th as part of one of Winnipeg’s most entertaining annual charitable events, the MELEE Gala. Hosted by United Boxing Club, the fifth edition of the event will take place at the upscale Metropolitan Entertainment Centre. The Melee Gala is the closest thing to a premier Las Vegas boxing card you will find in Manitoba!

First held in 2013, the Melee Gala dinner has quickly established itself as one of the most anticipated dates on any sports fans’ calendars. The event will feature United Boxing Corporate Challenge, where white collar competitors are put through an intensive 12-week boxing training leading to their first bout, and will be followed by six international Olympic-style bouts between Canada and Mexico.

Moreover, United Boxing Club is proud to donate $1000 to each boxer selected as the best bout of the night. The funds are being issued in honour of John O’Shea, former President of Boxing Canada. John was a mentor and friend to Ryan Savage (UBC founder) and he strongly believed in fairness and integrity. The donation is intended to promote personal and professional development of the athletes and encourage life beyond sports.

“We are very excited to host the Melee V Gala event, in support of Variety, the Children's Charity. United Boxing Club is a not for profit organization, supported by volunteers, coaches and instructors. We operate on the pay it forward system, using Olympic-style boxing to engage with the community and provide much needed support to great charitable causes.” affirms Ryan Savage, UBC President and founder, and chair of the Melee organizing committee. “The Melee V Gala event will surely be a great night of entertainment.”

Here are the boxers from both teams who will partake in Melee V:

CANADA   MEXICO
Eric Basran 56 Kg Oscar Oswaldo Salgado Fabela
Caroline Veyre 60 Kg Esmeralda Falcon Reyes
Joshua Frazer 69 Kg Edgar Zaet Reyes Gutierrez
Triston Brookes 75 Kg Héctor Octavio Aguirre Martinez
Bryan Colwell 91 Kg Carlos Antonio Rodriguez Moreno
Alexis Barrière 91+ Kg Germán Trinidad Heredia Orrantia

 

“This event is a great opportunity for our National Team boxers to test their skills in Olympic-calibre bouts against another country.” mentions Daniel Trépanier, Boxing Canada’s High Performance Director. “The MELEE event has grown tremendously over the years with now two competitions for our athletes and more international bouts on the cards.”

You can visit the MELEE Gala official website for more information and results will be posted on Boxing Canada’s website and social media. Additionally, the two countries will also have a chance to rematch on Saturday, September 9th at the Radisson Hotel as part of the United Boxing Classic. For more information, visit the United Boxing Classic Event webpage.

BRANDT CUP

Following the KGMBC taking place on May 26th, the Brandt Cup is a rematch between Team Canada and Team Cuba. More information will be available the week of the event.

 

 

 

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.