Youth National Team

51 Kg
Club: Napper’s Boxing Club
Coach: Raymond Napper
Date of birth: August 9th, 2000
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Hometown: Ridgeway, Ontario
Height: 155cm (5’1″)
Weight category: 51 kg

NOTABLES RESULTS 

2017 – 2016 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2016 IRELAND TRAING CAMP / MATCH

BIOGRAPHY

Christian Zelenco only started boxing about two and half years ago when she was 14 years old. She had been practicing kick-boxing at the time and wanted to improve her boxing skills.  However, during her short-time training in boxing, she has managed to become a two-time Canadian champion in her weight division! According to her, boxing makes you push yourself. She loves how honest it is as a sport; it will always tell you how hard you have train and will show your weaknesses. 

 

In addition to being an athlete, Christian is currently in High School. In the upcoming years, she would like to be attending university while preparing for the Olympic Games. 

FUN FACTS

FAVORITE MOVIE : The Great Gatsby
FAVORITE MUSIC : All sorts of music
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Salad
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Reading and Hiking
PLACES TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Ukraine, Denmark and Africa
FUN FACT THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HER : I am a huge Harry Potter fan!
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : I want to become an Olympian, a lawyer and overall, a kind person.

 

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54 Kg
Club: Windsor Amateur Boxing Club
Coach: Cedric Benn
Date of birth: May 5th, 1999
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario
Hometown: Windsor, Ontario
Height: 157cm (5’2″)
Weight category: 54 kg

NOTABLES RESULTS 

3-time CANADIAN CHAMPION (2015 – 2016 – 2017)
2016 ONTARIO WINTER GAMES | GOLD
2013 RINGSIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Deneige Chaffey started boxing at the age of 12.  Her brother was already in the sport and she wanted to follow in his footstep. Also, she wanted to learn how to defend herself because she bullied. She loves how boxing is such an independent and individual sport. While in the ring, you are the sole responsible of the outcome and you know what you need to work on in order to improve. 

 

In addition to being an athlete, Deneige is currently finishing High School and she will be going to College in September 2018. In the upcoming years, she wishes to graduate from college to pursue her career and achieve her life goals.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME:  Neige
FAVORITE MOVIE : Focused
FAVORITE TV SHOW : Criminal minds
FAVORITE MUSIC : All sorts of music
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Pasta, Chicken, Gatorade
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Reading and Basketball
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : California, France and Greece
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : I want to become a police office or a personal trainer.

 

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57 Kg
Club: Le Cogneur
Coaches: Kevin Bizier & Rémi Bizier
Date of birth: January 14th, 2000
Birthplace: Québec, QC
Hometown: Québec, QC
Height: 173cm (5’7″)
Weight Category: 57 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2017 & 2015 CHAMPIONNE CANADIENNE | OR
2016 QUALIFICATION PROVINCIALE POUR LES CHAMPIONNATS CANADIENS | ARGENT

BIOGRAPHY

Stéphanie Thibault a commencé la boxe alors qu’elle n’avait 10 ans. Avant, elle préférait les activités plus féminines, telles que que la danse et la gymnastique mais, après avoir assistée à un entraînement de boxe de ses deux frères, elle a décidé de s’y mettre également. Ses aspects préférés de ce sont sont la technique, les feintes ainsi que les combinaisons.

 

Dans les prochaines années, Stéphanie s’imagine avoir un emploi stable et surtout avoir la possibilité de faire de la boxe. En plus de sa carrière d’athlète, elle étudie présentement au CEGEP Garneau en Soins Infirmiers. 

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME : Petite fleur (“Little Flower”)
FAVORITE MUSIC : All types of music
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Pasta
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Hiking, climbing and obstacle courses 
PLACES TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Everywhere ! I want to visit as many places as possible to discover their infrastructures, cultures and traditions. 
FUN FACT THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HER : I am so clumsy!  
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : I want to combine my future career and boxing

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60 Kg
Club: Centre Sportif Ludus
Coach: Pascal J. Brabant
Date of birth: November 13th, 1999
Birthplace: Montreal, Québec
Hometown: Montreal, Québec
Height: 170cm (5’6″)
Weight category: 60 kg

NOTABLES RESULTS 

2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2016 RINGSIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (OPEN CLASS) | GOLD
2015 YOUTH QUEBEC WINTER GAMES | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Katiushka Vasquez-Soto started boxing when she was 13 years old as her older brother was already registered at Ludus boxing club. It is during an open-house weekend that she was tempted by the experience and appreciated right away the dynamism of the sport, which exploited her athletic qualities acquired through soccer. However, the key moment during the weekend as when the coach asked her to step into the ring to hit her brother while he had his hands behind his back and was dodging her punches. Katiushka got frustrated as she was unable to reach him and she then told herself she would train so she would never miss him again. It is from that moment on that she registered and made her debut in boxing!

 

According to Katiushka, boxing is a complete sport that is physically difficult and psychologically demanding. It is a sport that makes you grow and pushes you to become a better person. Her biggest influences in the boxing world are Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Katie Taylor and of course, her borther Mario Vasquez-Soto.

 

Like any athlete, Katiushka dreams to take part in important international competitions such as the World Championships and the Olympic Games. However, she knows she has a lot of work to do before she gets to this point and she is aiming for the 2024 Olympic Games, although she would live to qualify for 2020. She may surprise you!

 

In addition to being an athlete, she is also the animator of the boxing program for children aged 6 to 10 years old. She loves to pass on her knowledge to others and long term. she would love to become a boxing coach. Moreover, she is currently completing high school at École Secondaire Antoine de Saint Exupéry. In the upcoming years, she wants to pursue her studies in order to open and manage a care salon with her family.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME : Kakou
FAVORITE MOVIES:  I love animation movies
FAVORITE MUSIC : Reggeaton
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : A 6″ Subway sandwich with two Macadam cookies
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Soccer
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Australia
FUN FACT THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU : I love candies! Secretly, I would love to own a store with all kinds of candies.
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : I want to become an entrepreneur; my goal is to be my own boss.

 

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64 Kg
Club: Fivestar Boxing Academy
Coach: Justin Donally
Date of birth: January 25th, 1999
Birthplace: Fort St. John, BC
Hometown: Fort St. John, BC
Height: 167cm (5’5″)
Weight category: 64 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION

BIOGRAPHY

Ashley Rouble started boxing when she was 17 years old. She trained and competed in different Martial Arts (Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) for several years before trying her hand at boxing. Striking was always her strong suit so her coach encouraged her to take a boxing match and she loved the sport ever since. In 5-10 years, she envisions herself on the Olympic team representing Canada on the international stage.

 

Beside her career as an athlete, Ashley graduated high school and she is planning on attending University for a Bachelor’s Education.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME : “The Ice Queen”
FAVORITE TV SHOWS : Parks and Recreation, Grey’s Anatomy
FAVORITE MUSIC : Shakira
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Chicken Caesar salad
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Kayaking, Fishing, Camping
PLACES TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Belize and Nashville, TN
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : To represent Team Canada at the Olympics and complete schooling to become a school teacher

 

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69 Kg
Club: Saint John Golden Gloves
Coach: Joe Blanchard
Date of birth: June 15th, 2000
Birthplace: Saint John, New Brunswick
Hometown: Saint John, New Brunswick
Height: 175cm (5’9″)
Weight category: 69 kg

NOTABLES RESULTS 

2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2016 GOLDEN GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS (SWEDEN) | SILVER
2016 DIRECT TV CUP (PUERTO RICO) | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Charlie Cavanagh picked up boxing at the age of 13 years old as a recreational member. Her father had involved in boxing for years already and she was eager to partake in all sports. Although she originally intended to simply enjoy the sport with no intent to fight, the 69 Kg youth Canadian representative is now competing and has already stepped on the podium in a few international boxing competitions.

 

In addition to being an athlete, Charlie is currently finishing High School, but she will be attending University in the fall of 2018 in the Science faculty. In the long run, Charlie aspires to remain actively involved the boxing community and to continue compete nationally as well as internationally.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME : Charlie “The Cannibal” Cavanagh
FAVORITE TV SHOWS : Prison Break and Dexter
FAVORITE MUSIC : Country and Hip Hop
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Spaghetti
OTHERS SPORTS & HOBBIES : Dancing, Fishing, Quading and Swimming
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Italy
FUN FACTS THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HER : I love the outdoors, corny jokes and pizza.
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : I want to become a Doctor (Doctor, surgeon, anesthesiologist or physiotherapist)

 

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75 Kg
Club: Club de boxe Sherbrooke
Coach: Jean Gauthier
Date of birth: July 28th, 1999
Birthplace: Sherbrooke, QC
Hometown: Sherbrooke, QC
Height: 167cm (5’5″)
Weight category: 75 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2016 DÉFI DES CHAMPIONS | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Naomie Pelletier started boxing at the age of 12 after watching Micky Ward’s movie, Le Coup de Grâce. At first, her father was reluctant with the idea, but after meeting with the coaches, he was convinced and registered her at the local boxing club. Her favorite aspect of boxing is the thrill she feels prior, during and after her bouts.

 

Naomie would like to participate in the Olympic Games and then start her professional boxing career. In addition to being an athlete, she was in a sport-study program for boxing from Secondary 3 to 5. She is currently studying Criminology in College and would like to attend University afterward.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME : Nao, Blondie
FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Titanic, Orange is the new black
FAVORITE MUSIC : Dancehall, RnB, Hip Hop, Rap, Trap
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Pasta
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Writing, music and make-up 
PLACES TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : The entire world !
FUN FACT THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HER : I write well (novel)
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : In terms of boxing, I want to become a professional boxer and as for my career, I want to become a social worker or psychotherapist.

 

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52 Kg
Club: Club de boxe Champion
Coach: Vincent Auclair
Date of birth: March 10th, 2000
Birthplace: Repentigny, QC
Hometown: Montréal, QC
Height: 173cm (5’8″)
Weight category: 52 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS 

2017  CANADIAN CHAMPION
2016 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS | BRONZE
2016 & 2015 GANTS DORÉS | SILVER
2016 & 2015 COUPE IMPERIUM | SILVER

BIOGRAPHY

Before practicing boxing, Jordan Mathieu played hockey for seven years and also occasionally played soccer. Despite his talent for both sports, he was a sore loser which was difficult in team sports. It was at the age of 11 that Jordan made his debut in boxing when one of his friend invited him to train with him and when he was 13 years old, he decided to stop team sports to focus on boxing only. 

 

Jordan really enjoy boxing as he is passionate about physical conditioning and boxing is one of the most demanding sport on this level. He also likes that it is an individual sport where the performances depend on the athlete.

 

Jordan wishes to go to the 2020 or 2024 Olympic Games before making a transition toward professional boxing. Beside boxing, Jordan is currently studying at École Secondaire Pointe-aux-Trembles.

FUN FACTS

FAVORITE MUSIC : Fort Minor – Remember the name
FAVORITE MOVIE : Creed
FUN FACT THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU : I am a perfectionist
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Make a living out of boxing

 

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56 Kg
Club: Oromocto Boxing Club
Coach John Bourgeois & John Mackinnon
Date of birth: March 24th, 2000
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta
Hometown: Oromocto, New-Brunswick
Height: 178cm (5’8″)
Weight category: 56 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2017 YOUTH CANADIAN CHAMPION

BIOGRAPHY

Sean Finnigan started boxing at the young age of 9. At the time, there was a heavy bad in his basement that he used to workout and his father suggested he should go check out the local boxing club. Sean trained for a year before he started sparring and a year later, he had his first bout at the age of 11. He has been competing as much as possible ever since. Sean loves the intensity of the training, combat and of course, winning!

 

In the upcoming years, he wishes to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and then make the transition in professional boxing.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  ”The Piranha”
FAVORITE TV SHOWS & MOVIES : Family Guy, American Sniper
FAVORITE MUSIC : Rap
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Pasta 
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Baseball and Basketball
PLACE TO VISIT IN HIS LIFE :  Tokyo
FUN FACT THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HIM : He is currently a member of the Primary Reserves in the Canadian Forces
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : I want to go to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, become a professional boxer and a World Champion!

 

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60 Kg
Club: Club de Boxe Champion
Coach: Vincent Auclair
Date of birth: November 8th, 1999
Birthplace: Thetford Mines, Quebec
Hometown: Sherbrooke, Quebec
Height: 175cm (5’7″)
Weight category: 60 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2017-2016-2015-2014 CANADIAN CHAMPION

 


BIOGRAPHY

Thomas Chabot started boxing in 2011 at the age of 11. His passion for the sport began after watching the movie Rocky as a child.

 

Thomas wishes to become a professional boxer, aiming for nothing less than the World Championship. Beside his career as an athlete, Thomas is currently enlisted in Adult Education at the Sommets de Magog School Board.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  Thom
FAVORITE MUSIC : PNL ” J’suis qlf  “
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Pasta
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Physical circuit
PLACE TO VISIT IN HIS LIFE : South Africa
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : I want to become World Champion

 

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64 Kg
Club: Club de Boxe Champion
Coach: Marc Rousse
Date of birth: March 8th, 1999
Birthplace: Fes, Maroc
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Height: 178cm (5’10”)
Weight category: 60 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2017-2016 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS | GOLD
2016 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS | BRONZE
2015 WIN OVER THE PUERTO RICAN CHAMPION

 


BIOGRAPHY

Hamza Khabbaz started boxing when he was 14 years old. He has practiced many sports before he took on this sport. At the time, an older guy used his “boxing skills” to beat him. This anecdote was the initiating event that made him decide to start the spor. Hamza adores boxing because it is a unique sport. It is a combat sport, but both boxers fight with class and respect. He also likes that it is an individual sport where all the results depend solely on yourself and the efforts that you provide.

 

Over the next few years, Hamza envisions himself as one of the key figures in Canadian boxing. He hopes to win an Olympic medal and become a great professional boxer. Beside his career as an athlete, he is currently studying at Collège de Maisonneuve in Social science / administration. He aspires to complete his Law degree, because according to him, it is essential to be an educated athlete.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  Taz
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Pasta
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Basketball, video games
PLACES TO VISIT IN HIS LIFE : Tokyo, Europe and Thailand
FUN FACT THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU : I like to excel in everything I undertake (sport, studies, etc.)
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : In general, I want to live a life with no regret. I want to offer a better living environment to my future family than the one I had and I want them to be proud of me.

 

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69 Kg
Club: Windsor Amateur Boxing Club
Coach: Cedric Benn
Date of birth: August 19th, 1999
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario
Hometown: Windsor, Ontario
Height: 180cm (5’11”)
Weight category: 69 kg

NOTABLES RESULTS 

2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION 
2017 BRAMPTON CUP | GOLD
2015 RINGSIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP | SILVER

BIOGRAPHY

Hunter Lee initially started boxing at the age of 13 as as a way to get in great shape for football. He knew the physical benefits of the training and decided to join his local boxing club. After his first month of training, he already had his first fight. He loved the feeling and never stopped afterward! Hunter loves the one-on-one aspect that this sport procures him unlike any other sport. The opportunities are endless if you stay dedicated and he loves that both the pressure and success fall on himself.

 

In the next 5-10 years, Hunter pictures himself partaking in the 2020 or 2024 Olympic Games before making his debut as a professional boxer. Beside his career as an athlete, Hunter is currently finishing Grade 12 and will be attending the University of Windsor in Criminology this fall.  

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME : Pretty Boy
FAVORITE TV SHOW : Prison Break
FAVORITE MUSIC : Rap
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Pasta
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Cross Country and Volunteering
PLACE TO VISIT IN HIS LIFE : Brazil
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : I want to become a professional boxer and police officer

 

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75 Kg
Club: King of the Ring
Coach: Ajax Khan
Date of birth: July 5th, 2000
Birthplace: Brampton, Ontario
Hometown: Brampton, Ontario
Height: 201cm (6’6″)
Weight category: 75 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2017 BRAMPTON CUP | SILVER
2016 ONTARIO SUMMER GAMES | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Satwinder Thind began boxing at the age of 15 when he found a pair of boxing gloves in his uncle’s garage. His brother and himself decided to put them on and to “fight” amicably. He enjoyed boxing right away and decided to join King of the Ring boxing club. Thereafter, he started watching videos of boxers such as Ali, Tyson and Mayweather to get inspired. Satwinder likes how boxing is a physical sport that requires strong mental preparation in order to be a great fighter.

 

In the upcoming years, Satwinder dreams to go to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and win a gold medal for Canada. Beside his boxing training, he is currently finishing his grade 11th in High School.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME : Thunder
FAVORITE MUSIC :  Rap
FAVORITE TV SHOW : Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Subway
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Basketball
PLACE TO VISIT IN HIS LIFE : Spain
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : I want to go to the Olympic Games

 

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81 Kg
Club: Centre de Boxe Empire (Empire Académie)
Coach: François (Frank) Duguay
Date of birth: April 14th, 1999
Birthplace: Montreal, QC
Hometown: Quebec, QC
Height: 178cm (5’10”)
Weight category: 81 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2017 – 2016 – 2015 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2016 AMERICAN CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS | GOLD
2011 ->2017 PROVINCIAL CHAMPION (QC)

BIOGRAPHY

Lexson comes from a family of athletes. Indeed, both his parents practiced combat sports (his father was a boxer) and that’s where his “fighting” mentality comes from. From a young age, Lexson practiced taekwondono. However, when he wasn’t winning, he was being disqualified for using too much force while hitting the body, which influenced his transition towards boxing. When Taekwondo no longer represented a challenge, his parents decided to sign him up in a sport where he would be able to use his strenght and be in a contact sport. At the age of 10-11, Lexson became a boxer.

 

Lexson’s coach doesn’t recall having trained an athlete with such talent at a young age. According to him, his main skills are his strenght as well as his ability to adapt in the ring. Indeed, he is able to assimilate information right away without having to wait for directions between rounds.

 

As for his boxing career, Lexson hopes to win the Youth World Boxing Championships in Russia (November 2016) and then aim for the gold medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. the 2019 Pan Am Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. He would then probably transition into professionnal boxing as he would love to make a living from his sport. His nickname, ”The Next”, reglects his winning attitude as well as his goals that set for himself at a young age.

 

In addition to his boxing training, Lexson is also in school to obtain his High School diploma.

FUN FACTS

NICKANME : “The Next”
FAVORITE MUSIC :  Hip Hop
FAVORITE MOVIE : Fight Club
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Chocolate ad banana crepes
OTHER HOBBIES : Spend time with my family
PLACE TO VISIT IN HIS LIFE : Japan
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : I would like to attain the following objectives:
  • Champion of the 2016 Youth World Boxing Championships
  • Gold medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
  • Gold medalist at the 2019 PanAm Games
  • Gold medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
  • Pursue a professionnel career

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