12 Canadian boxers to compete at 2018 AMBC Youth Continental Championships

Montreal – May 15, 2018.With only a few days to go before the start of the competition, Boxing Canada is proud to announce the boxers who will compete at the 2018 AMBC Youth Continental Championships. Organized by AMBC and USA Boxing, the championships will take place May 20 – 26, 2018 in Colorado Springs, USA. Here are the twelve boxers who will represent Canada:



49 Kg Matthew Fraser (Antigonish, NS)

56 Kg Avery Martin-Duval (St-Clet, QC)

60 Kg Spencer Wilcox (Hamilton, ON)

64 Kg Derek Pomerleau (Mercier, QC)

69 Kg James Hughes (St. Catharines, ON)

75 Kg Mohamed Zawadi (Barrie, ON)

81 Kg Satwinder Thind (Brampton, ON)

91 Kg William Nike Blackmore (Cranbrook, BC)

91+Kg Tethluach Chuol (Edmonton, AB)



51 Kg Emelia Dermott (Oakville, ON)

60 Kg Katelyn Vanderlaan (Drumbo,ON)

69 Kg Charlie Cavanagh (Saint John, NB)


The Canadian boxers are currently taking part in a training camp at the National Training Centre in Montreal to fine-tune their preparation. Indeed, it’s the first participation at an international competition for the majority of the Youth National Team. “The Continental Championships is a stepping stone, to the Youth World Championships,” says Daniel Trépanier, Boxing Canada’s High Performance Director. “The Continental Championships give us an opportunity to expose some of our younger athletes to an international competition and it represents a great learning opportunity for them to compete at a high level.”


The Canadian contingent will be accompanied by coaches João Carlos Barros, Sylvain Gagnon and Jill Perry.  Additionally, Canadian Nathalie Lacombe, an AIBA 1-star certified official, will also participate in the tournament as a referee and judge.


The media weigh in and the official draw will take place on May 21st, 2018. The competition will be available through live streaming and you will be able to follow our boxers’ progress on our Event Web Page dedicated to the event as well as all of our social media platforms (FACEBOOK &  TWITTER) where information will be updated daily throughout the tournament.


Posted on: May 15, 2018