youth national team

Nomination of athletes for the 2017 High Performance program

Following a High Performance Committee (HPC) meeting last week, Boxing Canada is happy to announce the athletes nominated for the 2017 High Performance program.


“We’ve selected a strong team to represent Boxing Canada this year. The athletes selected in the High Performance Program have showed great progress throughout the year and displayed a high-caliber of boxing through the selection process, including their performances at the Canadian Championships.” said Daniel Trépanier, Boxing Canada High Performance Director. “This year will be a great opportunity to test themselves at the International level.”



48 Kg Kim Clavel (QC)

51 Kg Mandy Bujold (ON)

54 Kg Sara Haghighat-Joo (ON)

57 Kg Sabrina Aubin (QC)

60 Kg Caroline Veyre (QC)

64 Kg Sara Kali (QC)

69 Kg Marie-Jeanne Parent (QC)

75 Kg Tammara Thibeault (QC)

81 Kg Marija Curran (ON)

81+ Kg Nadia Viaud



49 Kg Ghulam Reza Ali Ahmed (BC)

52 Kg Eder Clervoix

56 Kg Thomas Blumenfeld (QC)

56 Kg Eric Basran (BC)

60 Kg Rodolfo Velasquez (ON)

60 Kg Luis Santana (QC)

64 Kg Arthur Biyarslanov (ON)

64 Kg Mazlum Akdeniz (QC)

69 Kg Joshua Frazer (ON)

75 Kg Triston Brookes (ON)

81 Kg Harley-David O’Reilly (QC)

91 Kg Bryan Colwell (BC)

91+ Kg Alexis Barrière (QC)



48 Kg Jade Meunier (QC)

51 Kg Christian Zelenco (ON)

54 Kg Deneige Chaffey (ON)

57 Kg Stéphanie Thibault (QC)

60 Kg Katiushka Vasquez (QC)

64 Kg Ashley Rouble (BC)

69 Kg Charlie Cavanagh (NB)

75 Kg Naomie Pelletier (QC



52 Kg Jordan Mathieu (QC)

56 Kg Sean Finnigan (NB)

60 Kg Thomas Chabot (QC)

64 Kg Hamza Khabbaz (QC)

69 Kg Hunter Lee (ON)

75 Kg Satwinder Thind (ON)

81 Kg Lexson Mathieu (QC)



All National Team athletes are currently undergoing physical testing to evaluate their conditions before their upcoming competitions. The Elite National Team will be competing at the Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Class (May 26), Brandt Cup (May 28) as well as the AMBC Continental Championships (June 8-18) while the Youth National Team boxers will partake in the Youth Commonwealth Games (July 16-23).


The list of boxers participating in these competitions will be announce shortly.


All National Team competitions & events are listed in our Event Calendar and all relevant information is added as it becomes available.





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Jake Daoust’s profile – an overview before the 2016 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships

Club Bigtyme Fitness
Coach Bryon Mackie
Date of birth May 7, 1998
Birthplace Orangeville
Hometown Orangeville
Height 175cm
Weight division 75 kg




Jake started boxing at the young age of 6, since his older brother was already a boxer, and by the age of 10, he already had his first bout. Having been initiated to the sport early on, he feels as if it has always been part of him. It’s the tremendous amount of hard work as well as the science behind the sport that made him fall in love with boxing.


Jake wishes to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and hasn’t decided yet if he would like to pursue a professional career afterward. He is currently taking a year off from school to focus on boxing and work.


Favorite music  Hip Hop, Classic Rock
Favorite movie 8 mile
Typical pre-bout meal subway
Other hobbies work, work, work!
Place you’d like to visit in your life California
Fun fact about yourself that not many people know I have a deep love for music
Life and career goals I want to be successful



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Quebec City to host the 2017 Boxing Canadian Championships from April 24th – 30th

Following the success of the 2016 edition, Boxing Canada is proud to announce that the 2017 Canadian Championships will once again regroup the Junior, Youth and Elite categories under the same roof. The organization of this major competition is once again entrusted to Club EnergyBox. At the beginning of the new Olympic cycle, the best boxers across the country will face each other during a week-long competition hoping to remain or become national champion in their respective categories.


The competition will take place April 24 – 30, 2017 at the Hilton Quebec Hotel, located at 1100, boulevard René-Lévesque Est, Quebec City QC G1R 2P3. The championship for the Junior division will be held in the form of a round-robin tournament while the Youth and Elite division will showcase a single-elimination tournament. Each province and territory will have the opportunity to register up to two male and two female boxers per weight division and age group.


The 2016 edition of the championships regrouped more than 230 boxers on two rings during five days of competition. ” Quebec City will be the ideal city to host this major event and we are thrilled to welcome, once again, the best boxers from across Canada.” said organizers Benoit Martel and Carl Poirier. 


More information will be available shortly. You can visit the EVENT WEB PAGE where all the documents will be uploaded.










After five intense days of competition regrouping 57 boxers from 11 countries, the Youth Continental Championships came to an end on Saturday evening and what a great week it was for our Canadian team!


Bringing home four medals, our young boxers can be proud of their performances.


Lexson Mathieu (81 Kg)
Dave Aubé (+91 Kg)
Hamza Khabbaz (64 Kg)
Jake Daoust (75 Kg)


This Championship was the first International competition for most of our boxers and it allowed them to measure up against different style of boxing. Although many bouts finished with TKO, the bouts were a great experience for our Canadian representatives, which will help them prepare for future competitions.


” The biggest difference we have observe is the experience. Indeed, we had a few difficulties standing out among other teams in the ring, but our young boxers had a great experience and learned a lot in the ring and while watching boxers from other countries. Our team comprises disciplined and passionate individuals who were interested in every opportunity presented to them throughout the week. They gave their all in the ring and they can come back to Canada without regret. They are our future Olympians and they demonstrated their interest to reach this level in a near future. ” mentions Benoit Gaudet, National team coach.


Although some boxers didn’t reach the medals, the Canadian team still maximized their training while in Costa Rica by organizing a sparring session with the local boxers. The extra-time in the ring definitely helped them work on their skills. To take a look at all the information from the competition, you may visit the EVENT PAGE.


The next competition on the calendar for our Youth National team is the Youth World Championships that will take place November 14th-27th in St-Petersburgh, Russia. The selected boxers for this championships will be announcing closer to the tournament date.


From left to right: Dave Aubé (silver), Lexson Mathieu (gold), Jake Daoust (bronze) and Hamza Khabbaz (bronze)




With less than two weeks to go, Boxing Canada is proud to announce the youth male boxers who will participate in the AMBC Youth Continental Championships in Gabarito, Puntarenas in Costa Rica. Organized by the American Boxing Confederation, the competition will take place September 26th to October 2nd. Eight boxers will be representing Canada on the International stage:


49 Kg Giuseppe Moffa
52 Kg Jason Genest
56 Kg Luis Santana
60 Kg Thomas Chabot
64 Kg Hamza Khabbaz
75 Kg Jake Daoust
81 Kg Lexson Mathieu
91+Kg Dave Aubé


Coaches: Gordon, Apolloni, Mark Collins & Benoit Gaudet
R & J: Nathalie Lacombe



” The Youth Continental Championships in Costa Rica will give our boxers an opportunity to compete outside of Canada and experience other countries’ style of boxing. The future of boxing in Canada looks bright! ” said Pat Fiacco, Boxing Canada president. The competition will enable our youth boxers to gain international experience in preparation for the upcoming Youth World Championships that will take place November 14th-27th in St-Petersburg, Russia.


The weigh in and official draw will be conducted on September 27thThroughout the championships, you will be able to follow our athletes’ progression on our EVENT PAGE and our social media outlets ( FACEBOOK PAGE  &  TWITTER ) as information will be updated daily.


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