© Adam Brazeau
Erik Bazinyan (18), a boxer in the 81 kilo senior division - out of Montreal, won both of his bouts at the inaugral Canadian Golden Gloves hosted in Cornwall last year.
CORNWALL, Ontario - Following the success of last year's inaugural competition, Boxing Canada will be bringing back the Canadian Golden Gloves Championship to Cornwall. The championship will be held July 8 through 13 at the NAV CENTRE.
Amateur boxers from across the continent will vie for the prestigious championship titles in a variety of weight and skill (open and novice) categories, from junior, youth to experienced adults. Both male and female boxers winning their categories will earn the title of Canadian Golden Gloves Champion.
Robert Crête, the executive director of Boxing Canada, estimates more than 300 boxers trainers, coaches and officials, will be in attendance.
"Boxing Canada is pleased to once again be hosting this prestigious event at the NAV CENTRE in Cornwall," said Crête. "The venue, facilities, area and amenities are ideal for an occasion of this magnitude."
Boxers will be divided into groups according to age, weight and numbers of bouts, ensuring that each competitor will meet equally skilled opponents. The tournament is held according to the rules of the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association.
Competition form is as follows: Juniors ‘A’ /Boys/Girls : 3x1 minuteJuniors ‘B’ /Boys/Girls : 3x1 ½ minutesJuniors ‘C’ /Boys/Girls : 3x2 minutesYouth women/Elite (senior) women : 4x2 minutesElite (senior) men : 3x3 minutes
Clubs and individual participants are urged to reserve early, to ensure premium accommodations. Registration packages are available on Boxing Canada's website.