Canadian Boxing Team Ready to Fight at Second World Olympic Qualifier

Bangkok, Thailand – May 22, 2024 – Following an intensive international training camp in Bangkok, Team Canada is now gearing up for the second World Qualifier. The camp, which saw participation from national teams spanning across the globe, has prepared the Canadian boxers for the upcoming challenge.


World Qualifier Results and Livestream information


The second World Qualifier is scheduled to commence on Friday, May 24th, with the final bouts concluding on June 2nd. The much-anticipated announcement of the earned Olympic spots will be made on June 6th, while Boxing Canada is set to unveil its team selection on July 2nd in Montreal.


The Canadian Team set to compete at the Qualifier:

50kg: Mckenzie Wright (ON)

54kg: Scarlett Delgado (ON)

57kg: Marie Al-Ahmadieh (QC)

60kg: Terris Smith (BC)

66kg: Sara Kali (QC)

57kg: Victor Tremblay (QC)

71kg: Junior Petanqui (QC)

80kg: Keven Beausejour (QC)

92kg+: Doni Foreman (ON)


Guiding the team is Coach Samir El Mais, along with Tour Manager Andréane Parent.


Athletes Tammara Thibeault (W75kg QC) and Wyatt Sanford (M63.5kg QC) have already secured their spots for the Paris Olympics and are returning home for final preparations alongside rising star Keoma-Ali Al-Ahmadieh (M63.5kg), all under the guidance of Coach Vincent Auclair. Reflecting on the training camp, Coach Vincent Auclair expressed satisfaction: “This camp was a success for our qualified athletes. It met all our objectives in terms of seeing different styles of partners and matching the international intensity.”


The significance of the qualifier cannot be overstated, as a top 4 finish in most categories likely to secure a ticket to the Paris Olympics, subject to IOC review.


Coach Samir El Mais expressed confidence in the team’s readiness for the Olympic qualifier, stating, “Our athletes were able to share the ring with many countries. They worked very hard, and I was able to see their focus and dedication. All the hard work is done; now qualification is within their grasp.”


McKenzie Wright, from the City Boxing Club in Niagara Falls, said “Our camp in Thailand has been tough with a lot of great opportunities to work with other countries. I have been able to put my skills to the test and I’m feeling sharp and ready. I’m excited to put it all together and perform on the world stage!”.


Super Heavyweight Doni Foreman from the Brampton Boxing echoed this sentiment, saying, “I’m so happy to be here proving myself. The camp was awesome, but now the playtime is over, and let’s get to scrappin’!”


Scarlett Delgado from Destiny Boxing Club, who finished top 8 in the first World Qualifier, emphasized the team’s preparedness, stating, “The camp was challenging and rewarding. I think we’re going to have the grittiest and best performances from the team in the upcoming matches. I’m ready to punch another Olympic ticket for Canada!”


Sara Kali from club BoxeMontréal, sharing her thoughts in French, expressed her gratitude for the enriching experience in Thailand and her motivation to tackle the Olympic qualifications: “Participer au camp d’entraînement en Thaïlande a été une expérience enrichissante. Dès le premier jour, j’ai été immergé dans un environnement complètement différent à celui qu’on est habitué. L’opportunité de m’entraîner aux côtés d’athlètes de haut niveau, me fournissant les outils et la motivation nécessaires pour attaquer les qualifications olympique!”


And Terris Smith from Island Boxing Club spoke for the entire team now focused on representing Canada. “Thailand has been a great opportunity to train with other international competitors. The training has been hot and challenging. Learning about Thai culture has been a great experience. I feel really excited to represent Canada and show the world all my improvements. Let’s Go Canada!”


As the team gears up for the upcoming challenge, Boxing Canada invites everyone to follow the journey and stay updated on the results through the official website: Boxing Road to Paris 2024.


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Posted on: May 22, 2024