Regina Boxing Club's George Goff to be inducted into Boxing Canada's Hall of Fame
Regina Boxing Club’s George Goff was unveiled as a 2018 inductee into the Boxing Canada Hall of Fame today by Boxing Canada at the AutoGallery Subaru media weigh-in event. Goff will be inducted at the twenty-fifth annual Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic on Friday, May 4 at the EventPlex at Evraz Place. He is being recognized for a career in amateur boxing that spans 63 years and his exceptional commitment to athletic development, coaching, and administration in the sport.
“I don’t do this for myself, I do it for the kids, but I appreciate the recognition,” said Goff. “My father loved the sport and he passed that down to me.”
Goff’s father, Ken Goff, founded the Regina Boxing Club in 1949 and the KGMBC is a tribute to his lifelong commitment to sport and community.
Team Canada will square off against Team USA in a dual boxing card at the twenty-fifth annual Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic (KGMBC) on Friday, May 4 at the EventPlex at Evraz Place and Brandt Cup rematch on Sunday, May 6 at Ramada Plaza Regina. World Championship and Youth Olympic medalists are among the boxers who will represent Team USA in the eight bout boxing card.
Team Canada’s Sara Haghighat-Joo dropped an entire weight division for a chance to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games in the 51 kg weight division. Currently there are three Olympic weight divisions for women’s boxing: 51 kg, 60 kg, and 75 kg.
“This is a great experience to test my abilities against an experienced boxer and see where I am at now in this new Olympic weight division,” said Haghighat-Joo. “I have put in the work and I feel confident going into the event. The Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic will be a great experience leading up to the World Championships later this year.”
The KGMBC is a Regina Boxing Club event, presented by Brandt Group of Companies.