Exciting Weekend in St. Catharines

This past weekend was action packed as amateur boxers from all over Ontario left standing room only inside the Optimist Club in St. Catharines, ON, venue of the 2008 Ray McGibbon Gloves Tournament. The line up this weekend produced much action packed and exciting bouts. This tournament marked the end of the 2008 season. The 2009 season will commence this September.

Best Cadet Female Boxer went to Rachel Young of McGrory’s in Hamilton. To capture her Gold title Rachel stopped her opponent with a ruling of RSC (Referee Stop Contest). Rachel competed in the 48kg division.

Best Senior Female Boxer was Cynthia White of Kingston Boxing Club in Kingston. Cynthia took home the Gold medal in her 70kg division class. Cynthia dominated all 3 rounds and ended with an amazing third round of determination to outscore her opponent Cathy Edgecombe of Napper’s Boxing Club.

Best Cadet Male Boxer went to Terrance Richards of Bigtyme Boxing Club in Orangeville. Terrance definitely shows promise as a developing boxer. In his 48kg final on Sunday afternoon, Terrance outclassed his opponent on points and went on to capture the gold this weekend.

Best Junior Male Boxer was Dylan Simon of Nappers Boxing Club in Welland. Dylan made his club proud going undefeated this weekend to claim his gold title.

Best Senior Male and Overall Boxer was Juan Aguilar of Kingston Boxing Club in Kingston. Juan is another great boxer on the rise out Eastern Ontario. He shows great promise as an amateur boxer. Keep an eye out for him in the 2009 boxing season.

 

In addition to many Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists, the Ray McGibbon’s tournament also featured the 2008 Annual Boxing Ontario Awards over the 3 day event. The awards honored those whom made great contributions to the sport of amateur boxing in Ontario and demonstrated athletic excellence.

Boxing Ontario Awards Winners

Male Athlete of the Year: Steve Franjic (Bigtyme Boxing Club)

Female Athlete of the Year: Mary Spencer (Windsor Amateur Boxing Club)

Coach of the Year: Robert Wilcox (Steeltown Boxing Club)

Volunteer of the Year: Keri Ireland

Individual Club Awards

Most Competitive Members: Motor City

Most Non Competitive Members: Firepower

Club Athlete Development: Bigtyme & Fighting Alliance

Legends Inductees

Builder: Dr. Adrian Hobart

Boxer: Chris Johnson

Official: Omer Gagnon

Coach: Ray Napper Sr. & Adrian Teodorescu

Weekend Results

Friday, April 4 – 7pm
# Red Corner Class Blue Corner Results
1 Dallas Hasselden – Durham 41 A Semifinal Austin Humphries – St. Catharines Red RSCO2
2 Hunter Halket – Uptown 48 B  Quarterfinal Terrance Richards – Bigtyme Blue RSCO2
3 Azeem Khan – McGrorys 48 C    Semifinal Adam Mayled – Waterloo Red RSCO2
4 Steven Angle – McGrorys 52 B         Final Devon Gibson – Lambton Blue w/o
5 Ryan Hawkins – Top Glove 54 C    Semifinal Alexander Vorobev – European Red RSC2
6 Anisha Viera – Durham 57 B Female Semifinal Ashley Badchkam – McGrorys Red RSCO3
7 Tyler Asseltine – Final Round 60 Sr Open Final Richard Snetsinger – CYC Blue 20-19
8 Cody Nixon – Durham 63 C   Quarterfinal Daniel Dicarlo – East Windsor Red 20-7
9 Aaron Rotundo – Whip 63 C   Quarterfinal Alex St. Jacques – Kingston Blue RSC1
10 Jennifer Phyler – Newsgirls 63 Sr Nov. Final Cathy Van Ingen – Florida Jacks Red RSCO2
11 Michael Affaine – Ajax 64 Jr    Semifinal Mohammad Asghar – Bramalea Red CB 73-63
12 Adam Anderson – Boxing Factory 64 Jr    Semifinal Morgan Hughes – Bala Blue RSCO1
13 Troy Hartman – CYC 64 Sr Sub Semifinal Shadi Nader – Kombat Arts Blue 8-6
14 Viacheslav Shevelev – European 64 Sr Sub Semifinal Ryan Littler – Bramalea Blue 29-20
15 Jamie Fuderer – BEL 69 Sr Nov Quarterfinal Fernando Concha – Champion Blue 35-32
16 Amir El-Shazly – CYC  75 Sr Sub Semifinal Kevin Fiesch – Belleville Red 14-10
17 Steve Rolls – Bigtyme 75 Sr Open  Semifinal Clinton Rhines – Uptown Red RSCO3
18 Ryan Baulk – St. Catharines 75 Sr Open  Semifinal Pedram Maleki – Kombat Arts Red w/o
19 Bryce Hall – Durham 81 Sr Nov. Quarterfinal Juan Agular – Kingston Blue 25-18
20 Tom Johnson – St. Catharines 81 Sr Nov. Quarterfinal Nathan Schoolcroft – Motor City Red RSCO3
21 Mati Schlesinger – European 91 Sr Sub. Quarterfinal Padraig Landy – Whip Red RSCO1
22 Milos Pantelic – CYC 91 Sr Nov.     Final Denton Dailey – Bigtyme Red 9-7
Saturday April 5 – 1pm
# Red Corner Class Blue Corner Results
1 Nick Dimatteo – McGrorys 34 A         Semifinal Zack Revell – Kingston Blue RSCO3
2 Chris Damiani – East Windsor 37 B   Semifinal Willie Lake – Kingston Red RSCO2
3 Adam Charlton – East Windsor 41 B          Final John Grose – Bigtyme Red RSC1
4 Devin Reti – Final Round 48 C             Final Azeem Khan – McGrorys Red 38-26
5 Jocelyn Guenette – Windsor 57 B Female Final Anisha Viera – Durham Red w/o
6 Chelsea Brunett – Whip 60 Sr Nov.   Final Kira Lococo – Newsgirls Blue RSCO2
7 Agostino D’Alusio – Champion 57 C    Semifinal Cody Murphy – Motor City Blue 17-14
8 Daniel Beals – Uptown 60 C   Semifinal Igor Larionov – European Blue 26-23
9 John Clarke – Bigtyme 60 Jr            Final Josh Paavola – Top Glove Red RSCO3
10 Dave Fidale – Uptown 64 Sr Open     Final Ryan Wagner – Bigtyme Blue RSC1
11 Mitch Blancher – Whip  66 C           Final Alec Rodgerson – Bigtyme Blue RSCO3
12 Derek Lennox – BEL 69 Sr Nov. Semifinal Lexton Bates – Kombat Arts Blue RSCO2
13 Joe Elliott – Boxing Factory 69 Sr Nov. Semifinal Aurey Cox – Bigtyme Red w/o
14 Kevin Higson – Steeltown 69 Sr Open  Semifinal Tim Smith – Boxing Factory Blue 15-12
15 Brandon Cook – Durham 69 Sr Open  Semifinal Stuart Boyd – McGrorys Blue DQ4
16 Matthew Dozois – BEL 70 C     Semifinal Joey Walker – Top Glove Red RSCO1
17 Cathy Edgecombe – Nappers 70 Sr Nov. Fem. Semi Lara Thacker – Newsgirls Red 25-20
18 Cynthia White – Kingston 70 Sr Nov. Fem. Semi Maria Fowler – Newsgirls Red RSCO2
19 Jesse Deschenes – Boxing Factory 75 Jr       Semifinal Chris Minicucci – Niagara Fight Club Blue w/o
20 Vicky Firth – Firepower 75 Sr Nov. Fem. Semi Darlene Wilfong – CYC Red 25-18
21 Dave Rorabeck – Belleville 81 Jr    Semifinal Dylan Simon – Nappers Blue RSCO2
22 Garrett Szypniewski – Uptown 81 Jr    Semifinal Dylan Hughes – Boxing Factory Red RSCO3
23 Nolan Evans – Lambton 86+ C         Final Adrian Rosu – Whip Red 11-5
24 Josh Mandryk – Bramalea 81 Sr Nov.       Final Calayo Boekye – Bigtyme Red 18-8
25 Carla Lindner – Newsgirls  86 Sr Nov. Semifinal Leslie McMillan – Boxing Factory Red RSC1
26 Davey Hodges – Whip  91+ Sr Nov Semifinal Matt King – BEL Red RSCO3
27 Azamat Ibeagimov – European 91+ Sr Nov. Semifinal Imran Habibulla – Point Blank Red RSCO3
Saturday April 5 – 7pm
# Red Corner Class Blue Corner Results
1 Zack Ridgewell – McGrorys 41 A           Final Dallas Haselden – Durham Blue 12-10
2 Liam Hughes – St. Catharines 41 B Open Final Lucas Caride – Motor City Red RSCO1
3 Greg Young – McGrorys  46 B          Final Arthur Biyarslanov – CYC Blue 28-27
4 Kenton Carmody – Kingston 48 B       Semifinal Jordan Leblanc – McGrorys Red 27-22
5 Paul Robertson – Bluewater 48 B       Semifinal Terrance Richards- Bigtyme Blue 13-1
6 Jessica Ennett – Lambton 48 C Female Final Rachel Young – McGrorys Blue RSCO1
7 Matt Conner – Steeltown 54 C          Final Ryan Hawkins – Top Glove Red 33-20
8 Justin Boryszko – Uptown 57 A          Final Domenic Dimarco – Liverpool Red RSC-3
9 Jake Stanley – Boxing Factory 57 B     Semifinal Sean Fulford – East Windsor Red RSCO2
10 Michael Menechella – McGrorys 57 B     Semifinal Luke Mason – Whip Red w/o
11 Manuel Fertado – Bigtyme 63 C       Semifinal Tyler Ingram – Kingston Red 23-22
12 Cody Nixon – Durham 63 C       Semifinal Alex St. Jacques – Kingston Red Ret-2
13 Mike Affaine – Ajax 64 Jr        Final Morgan Hughes – Bala Red w/o
14 Shadi Nadar – Kombat Arts 64 Sr Sub      Final Ryan Littler – Bramalea Red w/o
15 Andre Findley – Bramalea 64 Sr Nov      Final Jonathan Gofar – Kombat Arts Blue RSCH2
16 Darius Gore – Point Blank 69 Junior      Final Tristan Laycock – Bluewater Blue Ret3
17 Alex Ebanks – CYC 69 Sr Sub Semifinal Quinlan Arima-Shaw – Training Room Red RSC2
18 Tristan Smith – Durham 69 Sr Sub Semifinal Fernando Concha – Champion Blue w/o
19 Khalid Aboshawish – Lambton 75 Sr Nov. Semifinal David Pfaller – Liverpool Red RSCO2
20 Matt Thompson – Whip 75 Sr Nov. Semifinal Brad Arbic – Niagara Fight Club Blue w/o
21 Ben Beebe – Champion 75 Sr Sub       Final Amir El-Shazly – CYC Red RSCO3
22 Steve Rolls – Bigtyme 75 Sr Open    Final Ryan Baulk – St. Catharines Red 14-10
23 Kelly Malanuk – Boxing Factory 81 Sr Sub Semifinal Taylor Cote – Niagara Fight Club Blue RSC-1
24 Juan Aguliar – Kingston 81 Sr Sub Semifinal Tom Johnson – St. Catharines Red RSCO2
25 Liam Doherty – Training Room 91 Sr Sub  Semifinal Kashka Williams – Bigtyme Blue RSCO3
26 Atik Trabouisi – Belleville 91 Sr Sub  Semifinal Matti Schesinger – European Blue RSC2
27 Kevin Hooper – Point Blank 91+ Sr Masters Final Justin McPolin – Bigtyme Blue RSCO3
Sunday April 6 – Noon
# Red Corner Class Blue Corner Results
1 Evan Gillard – Motor City 37 B         Final Chris Damiani – East Windsor Red 21-12
2 Kenton Carmody – Kingston 48 B           Final Terrance Richards – Bigtyme Blue 14-7
3 Jake Stanley – Boxing Factory 57 B         Final Michael Menechella – McGrorys Red RSCO3
4 Josh Wagner – Bigtyme 57 C         Final Cody Murphy – Motor City Red 24-12
5 Dalton Pears – Bigtyme 60 C          Final Igor Larionov – European Red w/o
6 Manual Fertado – Bigtyme 63 C           Final Cody Nixon – Durham Blue w/o
7 Alex Ebanks – CYC 69 Sr Sub       Final Fernando Concha – Champion Blue 28-23
8 Lexton Bates – Kombat Arts 69 Sr Nov.    Final Joe Elliott – Boxing Factory Red Ret-2
9 Tim Smith – Boxing Factory 69 Sr Open    Final Stuart Boyd – McGrorys Blue 43-11
10 Cody Beebe – Champion 70 C          Final Matthew Dozois – BEL Red RSC1
11 Cathy Edgecombe – Nappers 70 Sr Fem. Final Cynthia White – Kingston Blue RSCO3
12 Dylan Mask – Nappers 75 Jr          Final Chris Minicucci – Niagara Fight Club Red RSCO3
13 Amanda Gallimore – Newsgirls 75 Sr Fem. Final Vicky Firth – Firepower Red 22-16
14 Khalid Aboshawish – Lambton 75 Sr Nov.   Final Brad Arbic – Niagara Fight Club Blue 32-26
15 Dylan Simon – Nappers 81 Jr          Final Garrett Szypniewski – Uptown Red Ret1
16 Taylor Cote – Niagara Fight Club 81 Sr Sub   Final Juan Aguliar – Kingston Blue RSCO2
17 Luke Fuderer – BEL 81 Sr Open   Final David Jenner – KAYO Red 45-41
18 Tanya White – Motor City 86 Sr Fem. Final Carla Lindner – Newsgirls Blue RSCO2
19 Kashka Williams – Bigtyme  91 Sr Sub.      Final Matti Schesinger – European Blue w/o
20 Davey Hodges – Whip 91+ Sr Nov. Final Azamat Ibeagimov – European Red w/o
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