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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.


The boxers from Team Canada & Team Mexico will be revealed soon



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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.



The draw will take place on August 24th at 3:30pm local time and the preliminary round of the competition will begin on August 25th. All details on this page will be updated throughout the competition.


You can also visit the official website of the AIBA 2017 World Championships




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.





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)



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



  • 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:


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, 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.



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



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



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


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

Ariane Fortin

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