International Boxing Championships to Be Held in Cornwall
The Canadian Amateur Boxing Association is holding the "Pan-American" 2012 Women's Elite Continental Boxing Championships at the NAV CENTRE in Cornwall, Ontario, from April 4th to April 7th.
15 countries have registered and close to 150 athletes and officials have confirmed their participation. These championships are being held under International Boxing Association rules, i.e.: the Olympic Games' rules. Confirmed and registered countries include Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Dominica, Ecuador, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Republic Dominican, Saint-Lucia, USA and Puerto Rico.
This is the first time this competition is held in Canada,” said Francis Beaulieu, Project Manager with the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association. “This competition is also a prelude to the last qualifications for the 2012 Olympics in London.”
Ten (10) female boxers from Canada are taking part in the event (ten being the maximum allowed for each entering country). Among them are Mandy Bujold and Mary Spencer, both potential Olympic medallists in London this Summer. (see below for the entire list).
“I am pleased to welcome Boxing Canada, the athletes, and boxing fans to Cornwall,” said Mayor Bob Kilger. “Cornwall has a rich history in boxing. Best of luck to all athletes - may your experiences in and out of the ring be rewarding!”
The Championships are open to the public and sports fans of all ages are welcome to attend. Passes will be available on site at $25 for the entire competition and at $15 for daily admission. Tickets can also be purchased in advance through our National Office in Ottawa.
The President of the American Boxing Confederation (AMBC), Mr. Doming Solano, will be present, along with an International Technical Official team of seven people, all from Latin America. The AMBC represents forty-four countries throughout the Americas.
Mr Pat Fiacco , the President of the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association, who also happens to be the Mayor of the City of Regina, will be present for the entire competition.
Canada's 2012 Women's National Team
- Kim Klavel (48kg)
- Mandy Bujold (51kg)
- Vicky Pelletier (54kg)
- Melissa Guillemette (57kg)
- Sandra Bizier (60kg)
- Sara Kali (64kg)
- Myriam Da Sylva (69kg)
- Mary Spencer (75kg)
- Maude Bergeron (81kg)
- Annabelle Dube (81+kg)
About the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association (Boxing Canada)
The Canadian Amateur Boxing Association is the National Sport Governing Body of Amateur Boxing in Canada, and is affiliated with the International Amateur Boxing Association called Association internationale de boxe amateur (AIBA). Boxing Canada exists to promote the sport of amateur boxing in the purest Olympic tradition, and in doing so cultivate the development of our athletes in sportsmanship and fair-play. Learn more about Boxing Canada at www.boxing.ca.
About the NAV CENTRE
Located on the scenic shores of the St. Lawrence River in Cornwall, the NAV CENTRE is a full service conference centre offering access to 560 guest rooms and 70 dedicated state-of-the-art meeting rooms. The Centre, which is owned and operated by NAV CANADA, can accommodate small groups of five to large groups of up 500. The NAV CENTRE is also an ideal location for organizations with longer-term training or workgroup requirements, with ample classroom space and affordable room and board plans to make your offsite initiatives a success. The NAV CENTRE is an accredited member of the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC), provided for adhering to globally-recognized standards in hospitality service. Learn more about the Centre at www.navcentre.ca.