The 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games began with Team Canada taking on the world at Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports City in Pune, India. Competition at the games began on Sunday, October 12 with the Canadian amateur boxing team making its debut October 13.
Boxing has been a part of the Commonwealth Games since its inception back in 1930 in Hamilton, Ontario. Canada has 79 medals in boxing at the Commonwealth Games with the most coming in the men’s middleweight (75kg) division as boxers have won 12 medals. The men’s middleweight division has produced the most gold medals (6).
51kg Francois Pratte-Bernard – Cap-de-la-Madeleine, QC
54kg Jermaine Badchkam – McGrory’s Boxing Club (Hamilton, ON)
57kg Steve Wilcox – Steeltown Boxing Club (Hamilton, ON)
64kg Brandt Butt – Winnipeg, MB
69kg Ben Shamoon – Chris Johnson’s Fighting Alliance (Mississauga, ON)
75kg Stuart Twardzik – Big River, SK
Coach: Rob Wilcox – Steeltown Boxing Club
Coach: Kenneth Piche – Montreal, QC
Team Manger: Daniel Trepanier – Ottawa, ON
BOXING SCHEDULE & RESULTS
64kg – Brandt Butt win over Josiah Meehan NZL 9:4
54kg – Jermaine Badchkam loss to Xolani Mpushe (RSA) 18:4
57kg – Steven Wilcox loss to Vikas Krishna (IND) 11:1
51kg – Francois Pratte loss to Daniel Chapman (WAL) Ret R4
69kg – Ben Shamoon win over Connor Coyle(NIR) 11:1
75kg – Stuart Twardzik win over Tyson Whalley (NZL) RSC R4
69kg Ben Shamoon win over Joseph Morgan (WAL) 15:4
75kg Stuart Twardzik win over Keiron Harding (WAL) 8:7
69kg Ben Shamoon loss to Balwinder Beniwal (IND) *SILVER MEDAL*
75kg Stuart Twardzik win over Satinder Satinder (IND) *GOLD MEDAL*
CONGRATULATIONS BEN AND STUART! A GREAT EFFORT BY ALL OF TEAM CANADA!
Event InformationCommonwealth Games Canada Websitehttp://www.commonwealthgames.ca/Games/index_e.aspx?DetailID=1522