2014 women’s Canadian boxing champions crowned in Regina
Women’s Canadian champions crowned in Regina (Friday, October 25, 2013, Regina, SK)— Tonight, Canada’s ten best female amateur boxers earned the Canadian championship title. Taveena Kum (48kg), Mandy Bujold (51kg), Vicky Pelletier (54kg), Sabrina Aubin-Boucher (57kg), Carolyne Veyre (60kg), Marie-Eve Dicaire (64kg), Miriam da Silva (69kg), Ariane Fortin (75kg), Alison Greey (81kg), and Vanessa Lepage-Jaonisse (81+kg). The Canadian champions will compete in the Final Team Selection in Quebec City, QC, November 18-23, 2013 to join the Canadian National A Team, and compete at major international tournaments, including the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland and the Women’s World Boxing Championships.
“It feels surreal. This is what I’ve been looking for since I saw Mandy Bujold in 2008. I dedicated the last six months to only train for this competition,” said 48kg Taveena Kum, earning her first Canadian championship title tonight and was awarded the Most Outstanding Female Boxer.
Bujold, Pelletier, Guillemette, and Vyre were reigning champions and stepped into the boxing ring to defend their titles. Mandy Bujold earned her eighth Canadian championship title in a unanimous decision against Sara Haghigat-Joo, 3-0.
“Boxing is my life. This is who I am. I think boxing is starting to develop more now that women’s boxing is part of the Olympic programme, there are Women’s Youth/Junior World Champions,” said Bujold.
“We witnessed Canada’s best women boxers and crowned both defending champions and the new generation of champions. Women are changing the identity of boxing and proving the calibre of athletic talent exists in women’s boxing,” said Pat Fiacco, Boxing Canada president.
Tomorrow the men will compete in the final session at 1 p.m. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from reginaboxingclub.ca. Limited quantities will be available to purchase at the Orr Centre from October 22-26, 2013. The competition will be web casted on gofightlive.tv. Viewers can watch the final bouts for a $9.99 fee and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Regina Boxing Club.
Boxing Canada proudly recognizes Brandt Group of Companies as a major sponsor. Regina Boxing Club proudly recognizes Tourism Saskatchewan, Regina Hotel Association and SGI Canada as sponsors for the 2014 Men’s and Women’s Elite Canadian Championships. For media requests and interviews please contact:
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