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October 23, 2007
For Immediate Release:
Men’s World Championships
Chicago, IL – Over 650 boxing hopefuls have descended on Chicago for the 2007 Boxing World Championships (October 23-Nov. 3). These games are, according to AIBA (International Boxing Association), the largest World Championship gathering in its entire history. The Men’s World Championships are essential due to the impending 2008 Olympic bids at stake. Only the top 8 in the 48kg to 81kg weight classes will secure their ticket to Beijing. The top 4 in the 91kg and 91+kg will get to go. Boxers who don’t qualify for the Olympics at these games will have to try again in two additional qualifiers early next year.
Ontario has sent, 69kg Adam Trupish of Windsor Amateur who is hoping these games will send him to his second Olympic games showing, 54kg Isho Shiba (McGrory’s Boxing Club), 60kg Ibrahim Kamal (Cabbagetown Boxing Club) and Glen Hunter (St. Catharines Boxing Club) are all anticipating the chance to represent on a global scale.
Also at these championships, Katie Dunn of Border City Boxing Club was chosen to represent amateur boxing women all over the world at the Men’s World Championships in Chicago. Katie Dunn will be going up against the 2006 Women’s World Champion Katie Taylor of Ireland in November.
What: Men’s World Championships
Where: Chicago, IL
Team Ontario: 54kg Isho Shiba, 60kg Ibrahim Kamal, 69kg Adam Trupish, 81kg Glen Hunter
Coaches (Ontario): Charlie Stewart
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Boxing Ontario is the governing body for amateur boxing in Ontario. We are a voluntary association committed to promoting the lifestyle benefits of amateur boxing to children, youth and adults throughout the province. We provide safe competitive and recreational programs to our athletes, coaches and officials, and support our clubs in delivering quality programs and events. For more information on our association please visit www.boxingontario.com