Tuesday, October 15, 2013

High Calibre Boxing Coming To Regina

Next week, October 22-26, 2013, Canada’s elite amateur boxers will assemble in Regina to compete at the 2014 Elite Men’s & Women’s Canadian Boxing Championships at the Orr Centre, hosted by the Regina Boxing Club.

Ninety-four elite men and 51 elite women, ages nineteen and older, will step into the boxing ring and go toe to toe in pursuit to win the Canadian championship. The competition draw is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22 at noon and the first session of preliminary bouts will begin at 6 p.m.

Iconic female boxer and the first Canadian female Olympian, Mary Spencer, who is a three-time world champion and PanAmerican champion, will defend her title as the Canadian champion in the 75 kg weight category. “I’ve been working to get better and stronger in my weight category for the Elite Championships,” said Spencer.

This competition will be historic for Boxing Canada because it will be the first time since 1984 male boxers will not be required to wear head gear in elite men’s competitions, and the new ten point scoring system will be used, replacing the computerized scoring system. “It’s going to be really fun to box for the first time without headgear. I’ll be boxing more experienced boxers so I am preparing to box more intelligently, but with all the same power and passion I show in all my bouts,” said senior male competitor, 75 kg Emanuel Elmaleh, from Quebec.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from Limited quantities will be available to purchase at the Orr Centre from October 22-26, 2013. The competition will be web casted on Viewers can watch the preliminary, quarter-final, semi-final, and final bouts for a $9.99 fee per session and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Regina Boxing Club. Access Communications subscribers will be able to view the bouts free on demand at a later date.

Boxing Canada recently launched, a website exclusively dedicated to tournaments, in an effort to provide the most accurate and instant national and international Canadian amateur boxing competition results and announcements.

Boxing Canada proudly recognizes Brandt Group of Companies as a major sponsor. Regina Boxing Club proudly recognizes Tourism Saskatchewan, Regina Hotel Association and SGI Canada as sponsors for the 2014 Men’s and Women’s Elite Canadian Championships.

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