Global Gains

Congratulations to the members of Team Canada who participated in the Francophone Games in Naimey, Niger, from December 12-17.  Ontario boasted 5 participants on the team, including St. Catharines’ Glenn Hunter (pictured), who returns home with a bronze medal.

Also, congratulations and bon voyage to Team Scotland, who last week came to Ontario to compete in two club shows and train for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.  On Friday the St. Catharines Amateur Boxing Club hosted a show and Canada came out on top, winning 6-3 in match scores.  Here are the results from the show:

Weight
Red Corner
Name/Club
Blue Corner
Name/Club
Winner
Result
80 lbs.
Richard Kranitz  / St. Catharines
Nikki Cain  / Scotland
Blue
2-1
110 lbs.
Martin Halibus  / Bramalea
Colum McCallum  / Scotland
Red
2-1
126 lbs.
Steven Wilcox  / Steeltown
Hugh Kelly  / Scotland
Exhibition
110 lbs.
Jermaine Badchkam  / McGrorys
Kevin Simpson  / Scotland
Red
3-0
140 lbs.
Ben Shamoon  / McGrorys
Scott Cairns  / Scotland
Red
2-1
112 lbs.
Ryan Ranelli  / McGrorys
Stephen Tiffney  / Scotland
Red
3-0
126 lbs.
Fred Carlton  / St. Catharines
David Savage  / Scotland
Blue
3-0
126 lbs.
Isho Shiba  / McGrorys
Jason Hastie  / Scotland
Blue
2-1
201 lbs.
Justin White  / McGrorys
Stephen Simmons  / Scotland
Exhibition
132 lbs.
Pier-Oliver Cote  / Quebec
Mitch Prince  / Scotland
Red
2-1
165 lbs.
Adonis Stevenson  / Quebec
Craig McEwan  / Scotland
Red
2-1

On Sunday the 18th the Big Tyme Boxing Club hosted the second Canada vs. Scotland show, and there was no shortage of drama here.  Team Scotland roared out of the gates, winning the first 5 bouts.  But Team Canada battled back and won the last five, capped by Steve Franjic’s 2-1 decision over Scottish Champ Andrew McKelvie.  Here are the results:

Weight
Red Corner
Name/Club
Blue Corner
Name/Club
Winner
Result
110 lbs.
Shaun Boodoosingh  / Champion
Callum McCallum  / Scotland
Blue
3-0
80 lbs.
Tristan Pyefinch  / Bigtyme
Mitchell Price  / Liverpool
Blue
2-1
83 lbs.
Colton Lormand  / Bigtyme
Nikki Cain  / Scotland
Blue
3-0
116 lbs.
Anthony Belanger  / Champion
Ryan Smith  / Scotland
Blue
2-1
120 lbs.
John Seo  / Jamestown
Hugh Kelly  / Scotland
Blue
2-1
130 lbs.
Richard Chau  / London
Jason Hastie  / Scotland
Red
3-0
156 lbs.
Andre Gorges  / Border City
Kris Carslaw  / Scotland
Red
2-1
128 lbs.
Padraic Griffin  / Bigtyme
Frank Baxter  / Scotland
Red
2-1
140 lbs.
Logan Cotton  / Bigtyme
Scott Cairns  / Scotland
Red
3-0
167 lbs.
Steve Franjic  / Bigtyme
Andrew McKelvie  / Scotland
Red
2-1

For photos from the event, visit our Image Gallery.

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