Team Canada and Team Cuba weigh-in a day before the Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic
(Thursday, May 25, 2017, Regina, SK) – Team Canada and Team Cuba met face-to-face for the first time today at the official weigh-in event in advance of the Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic (KGMBC). The KGMBC is on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the EventPlex at Evraz Place in Regina, SK. This is the first time in the twenty-four year history of KGMBC Team Canada will compete against Team Cuba. The dual will be an intense competition in advance of the Continental Championships in June where Team Canada’s boxers will box in pursuit to become among the top 280 boxers who qualify to compete to become world champions at the World Boxing Championships in August.
“The Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic will be a test for Canada’s newly formed national boxing team to realize their competitive skill on an international scale because they are boxing against some of the best boxers in the world,” said Pat Fiacco, President, Boxing Canada. “Team Cuba ranks among the best in the world in the sport of boxing.”
Team Cuba ranks first in four men’s weight divisions internationally and won six medals in men’s boxing at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. There will be eight bouts at the KGMBC with a rematch at the Brandt Cup on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at DoubleTree by Hilton at 1 p.m.
The KGMBC will be broadcast live on Access Communications and live streamed on reginaboxingclub.ca, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets to the KGMBC are available from TicketMaster, and tickets to the Brandt Cup can be purchased at the door.
The KGMBC is a Regina Boxing Club event, presented by Brandt Group of Companies.
CANADA WEIGHT CUBA
- Eder Clervoix 52kg Arnolys Bignote Taylor
- Eric Basran 56kg Maikel Yoan Franco Barro
- Rodolfo Velasquez 60kg Armando Martinez Rabi
- Luis Santana 60kg Dariesky Palermo Carrion
- Mazlum Akedeniz 64kg Jorge Moiran Vinent
- Dennis Babich 69kg Antonio Bisset Fernandez
- Triston Brookes 75kg Hugo Noriega Cardenas
- Harvey David O'Reilly 81kg Osvary David Morrell Gutierrez
PHOTO: Lewis Images