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Team Canada claimed 10 victories over a total of 14 bouts against Poland (recap)

On January 26 & 28, Team Canada stepped into the ring against Poland as part of a Dual Match, an international Olympic-style boxing competition where various countries will be invited each year to challenge the Canadian delegation. For its 1st edition, Canada welcomed Poland.
After a week-long training camp, eight international bout were on the card for the 1st of 2 boxing events held at Club de Boxe de l'Est in Montreal. Here are the results:

CANADA

RESULTS

POLAND

52 Kg Eder Clervoix
56 Kg Eric Basran
60 Kg Luis Santana
64 Kg Wyatt Sanford
69 Kg Hunter Lee
75 Kg Triston Brookes
81 Kg Harley-David O'Reilly
91+ Kg Alexis Barrière
2 - 1
3 - 0
2 - 1
3 - 0
1 - 2
2 - 1
0 - 3
lost RSC (r3) 
52 Kg Jakub Slominski
56 Kg Maciej Jozwik
60 Kg Adrian Kowal
64 Kg Karol Kowal
69 Kg Filip Wachala
75 Kg Bartosz Golebiewski
81 Kg Jakub Kasprzak
91+ Kg Aleksander Stawirej
Following their impressive bouts, 52 Kg Eder Clervoix and Jakub Slominski received the trophies for best boxers of the show, 60 Kg Luis Santana and Adrian Kowal were awarded the prize for the best bout.
The boxers had the opportunity for a rematch on Sunday January 28. Due to a few injuries, six bouts were on the card for the rematch and here are the results:
CANADA RESULTS POLAND
52 Kg Eder Clervoix
56 Kg Eric Basran
60 Kg Luis Santana
64 Kg Wyatt Sanford
69 Kg Hunter Lee
81 Kg Harley-David O'Reilly
3 - 0
3 - 0
3 - 0
3 - 0
0 - 3
2 - 1
52 Kg Jakub Slominski
56 Kg Maciej Jozwik
60 Kg Adrian Kowal
64 Kg Karol Kowal
69 Kg Filip Wachala
81 Kg Jakub Kasprzak
Overall, the first edition was a great success as Team Canada claimed 10 victories over a total of 14 bouts. It was a great preparatory event for the boxers who will take part in the 2018 Canadian Championships in March or the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in April.

To view all pictures from the event:

Boxing Canada Nominates Seven Boxers to 2018 Commonwealth Games Team

Montreal – December 12th, 2017.  Boxing Canada is proud to nominate the seven boxers who will represent Canada as they step into the ring at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia April 4-15, 2018. The dynamic group composed of three men and four women will set their sight on the podium come April.

 

The draw will be known on April 4th and the boxing tournament will be held over ten days of competition from April 5-14 at Oxenford Studios, film studio and home to Hollywood blockbusters. The Canadian boxing delegation will field a stellar roster which combines veteran leadership and youthful pugilists. In addition, it will be the first multi-sports Games environment for five boxers on the team.

 

The Canadian boxers nominated to the 2018 Commonwealth Games Team are:

MEN

56 Kg    Eric Basran (Montreal, QC)
64 Kg    Thomas Blumenfeld (Montreal, QC)
81 Kg    Harley-David O’Reilly (Montreal, QC)

WOMEN

51 Kg    Mandy Bujold (Kitchener, ON)
57 Kg    Sabrina Aubin (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC)
60 Kg    Caroline Veyre (Montreal, QC)
75 Kg    Tammara Thibeault (Montreal, QC)
“It’s truly an honour and a privilege to have been nominated to the Commonwealth Games. After years of hard work and sacrifices, I’m fulfilling one of my biggest dreams - to represent my country in Olympic-style boxing at a major Games.” said Harley-David O’Reilly. “I am confident that we will obtain great performances with this amazing team and that each athlete has the potential to medal.”

 

The vigorous team of Canadian boxers will be led by Olympian Mandy Bujold, who will attend the Commonwealth Games for the second time after winning bronze at Glasgow in 2014. The selected athletes have showcased themselves against world-class boxers in the last few months and Boxing Canada is confident that they will offer great chances to contribute to Canada’s medal count.

 

“It was a very difficult decision to select our team with the great number of boxers striving to represent Canada on the international stage. Our team, for the most part, is new as we start the pathway to Tokyo 2020.” said Pat Fiacco, Boxing Canada’s President. “Even though this team has limited international experience, each athlete is more than capable of winning medals and we see improvements every time they step in the ring. Mandy’s leadership will certainly elevate the team’s performance!”

 

A last training camp will take place at Smithy’s Gym in Toowoomba, Australia to put the final touches on their preparation and to acclimatize to the time difference. National Team coach João Carlos Barros and High Performance Director Daniel Trépanier will be leading the team in and out of the ring.

 

Historically, Boxing Canada has performed very well at the Commonwealth Games. At Glasgow 2014, the Canadian delegation claimed three medals with Samir El Mais (81Kg – gold), Ariane Fortin (75Kg – silver) and Mandy Bujold (51Kg – bronze).

 

"Boxing is always an exciting sport to watch and I look forward to welcoming and supporting the seven men and women nominated today by Boxing Canada to the 2018 Commonwealth Games," said Chef de Mission Claire Carver-Dias." With their triple-medal performance at the last Games, I know that they will be a podium threat once again next April."

 

The entire Canadian Team will be officially announced by Commonwealth Games Canada in March 2018.

 

The 2018 Games will take place April 4-15, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia, with 70 participating countries and over 4000 athletes taking part.

ABOUT COMMONWEALTH GAMES CANADA

Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is the international franchise holder for the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth movement in Canada, and an active, contributing member of the Canadian sport community. The mission of CGC is to strengthen sport within Canada and throughout the Commonwealth by participating in the Commonwealth Games and by using sport as a development tool. Visit www.commonwealthgames.ca for information.

 

ABOUT BOXING CANADA

Boxing Canada is the national governing body for the sport of Olympic boxing in the country recognized by the Canadian Olympic Committee. The goal of Boxing Canada is to promote, organize and coordinate the sport of Boxing for the advancement of the sport and its members of all levels and ages. The organization’s vision is to inspire Canadians to make Olympic boxing a major sport and physical activity while striving towards Canada being a dominant nation internationally. For more information, visit www.boxingcanada.org.

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)

ELITE

 

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)

ELITE (MEN)

 

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.