Olympians Custio Clayton and Freddie Evans will step into the ring for a rematch at the Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic
Olympian Custio Clayton (69 kg) will step into the ring for a rematch with London 2012 Olympic silver medalist, Freddie Evans (69 kg) at the 21st annual Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic in Regina. Clayton lost to Evans in a quarter-final bout at the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games. Team Canada will compete against Team Wales at the Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic in a ten bout international competition on Friday, May 23, at 8 p.m. at the Credit Union EventPlex and at the Mayor’s Cup, Sunday, May 25, at Banner Hall at Evraz Place at 1 p.m.
“I’m feeling great, very confident about getting back in the ring with Freddie Evans,” said Clayton. “It won’t be an opportunity to earn an Olympic medal but it still feels good to have the opportunity to box him again.”
The Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic is the only boxing competition in Canada where the national elite men’s and women’s boxing teams come together to compete.
“This will be the best quality of Olympic style boxing fans will have experienced at the Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic in the last ten years,” said Boxing Canada President and Regina Boxing Club Vice-President, Pat Fiacco. “The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games are July 23 to August 3 and Team Canada’s men’s and women’s elite national teams have been committed to rigorous training to qualify for the international competition.”
The boxing card is an annual fundraiser and competition, created in 1994, to recognize and celebrate Ken Goff's legacy as the founder of the Regina Boxing Club and pioneer of Saskatchewan's boxing community. The Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic is the primary funding source for the Regina Boxing Club, with proceeds benefitting athletic development, provincial, national, and international competition fees, and accessible programming.
The Regina Boxing Club will relocate from 2338 Dewdney Ave. to 1400 McIntyre St. on June 1. The new location will accommodate a larger membership and full-service fitness programming. Currently the Regina Boxing Club facilitates Fitness Boxing, Olympic Style Boxing, and Children in Sport programming to children, youth, and adults from ten to 64 years of age.
Mayor’s Cup tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Regina Boxing Club or at the door for $10 per ticket.
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