Athletes Arriving in Cornwall for Boxing Championships

By Bob Peters
April 3, 2012

Continental Boxing ChampionshipsAthletes from 15 different countries are arriving at the NAV CENTRE to prepare for this week's 2012 Women's Elite Continental Boxing Championships.

Each athlete is looking to take home a medal and many are hoping to qualify for their countries’ Olympic efforts in a few months in London, England.

“NAV CENTRE is a very busy place right now, with athletes and officials arriving each day,” said Kim Coe-Turner, General Manager of NAV CENTRE.  “Our staff is excited to welcome so many people to Cornwall – and Canada – for the first time.”

The Championships take place at NAV CENTRE’s Campbell Hall from April 4-7, 2012.  The competition is open to the public: weekly passes are $25, while a day pass is $15.  Passes are available at the NAV CENTRE reception desk.

The top female boxers in Canada are already in town for the event, which will feature elite women from North, Central and South America.  Among them are Mandy Bujold and Mary Spencer, both potential Olympic medallists in London this summer.

Other teams have also arrived, including Mexico, Brazil and the 10 women representing Team USA. Other teams will be arriving shortly.

First round action begins on Wednesday, April 4 with quarterfinal competition taking place on Thursday, April 5. The women will compete in semifinal round action on Friday, April 6 and vie for gold in the event finals on Saturday, April 7.  All of the sessions will begin at 7 p.m. ET nightly. The Women’s Continental Championships can be viewed via livestream at

The full list of registered competitors for the 2012 Women’s Continental Championships is as follows:

Light Flyweight/106 lbs

  • Yairineth Altuve, Venezuela
  • Juil Cruz, Argentina
  • Kimberly Klavel, Canada
  • Alex Love, United States
  • Maira Rodriguez, Dominican Republic

Flyweight/112 lbs (Olympic weight class)

  • Pemela Bernanidez, Argentina
  • Mandy Bujold, Canada
  • Mildred Cruz, Dominican Republic
  • Zaida Enriquez, Mexico
  • Marlen Esparza, United States
  • Regina Kuja, Ecuador
  • Karlha Magliocco, Venezuela
  • Erica Matos, Brazil
  • Tiffany Perez, Puerto Rico

Bantamweight/119 lbs

  • Yanina Bernanidez, Argentina
  • Erika Cedeno, Ecuador
  • Christina Cruz, United States
  • Larissa Letang, Dominica
  • Vicky Pelletier, Canada
  • Cletia Posta, Brazil
  • Débora Rengifo, Venezuela
  • Arisleyda Santiago, Dominican Republic

Featherweight/125 lbs

  • Jenny Benedict, Barbados
  • Tiara Brown, United States
  • Melissa Esquivel, Mexico
  • Melissa Guillemette, Canada
  • Edelma Jeffrey, Santa Lucia
  • Angela Beatriz, Honduras
  • Leonela Sanchez, Argentina

Lightweight/132 lbs (Olympic Weight Class)

  • Gisela Alvarado, Ecuador
  • Adriana Arauto, Brazil
  • Sandra Bizier, Canada
  • Erika Cruz, Mexico
  • Felice Groves, Jamaica
  • Delma Jeffrey, Santa Lucia
  • Gheeta Narine, Barbados
  • Dayana Sanchez, Argentina
  • Kiria Tapia, Puerto Rico
  • María Ulpino, Venezuela
  • Queen Underwood, United States

Light welterweight/141 lbs

  • Sara Kali, Canada
  • Mikaela Mayer, United States
  • Adela Peralta, Argentina
  • Cinthya Robles, Mexico
  • Roselaine Silva, Brazil
  • Nuri Silvera, Venezuela

Welterweight/152 lbs

  • Myriam Da Sylva, Canada
  • Kimberly Gittens, Barbados
  • Raquel Miller, United States
  • Carolina Quevedo, Venezuela

Middleweight/165 lbs (Olympic weight class)

  • Francelys Carmona, Venezuela
  • Roseli Feitosa, Brazil
  • Yanebier Guillen, Dominican Republic
  • Alma Nora Ibarra, Mexico
  • Claressa Shields, United States
  • Mary Spencer, Canada

Light heavyweight/178 lbs

  • Andreia Bardeira, Brazil
  • Maude Bergeron, Canada
  • Erika Cabrera, Brazil
  • Franchon Crews, United States

Heavyweight/201 lbs

  • Anabelle Dube, Canada
  • Victoria Perez, United States

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.

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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

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 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

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