Novice Boxers Show Class at Annual Summerhays Classic

The weekend of September 30 – October 2 officially punched off the 2005/2006 Boxing Ontario Champion Series with the 6th Annual Summerhays Boxing Tournament.  The event is named in honour of the Summerhays brothers (John, Terry, & Gary) who are local boxing legends.  It is a developmental tournament for novice athletes ranging from 11-40 years of age.  Although the competitors may have less than ten bouts, it did not show this weekend as boxers young and old displayed a fresh new arrival of boxing talent.

Best Male Boxer for the tournament was awarded to Phillip Hunter of the Ajax Boxing Club.  Phillip won all 3 of his bouts on the weekend to capture the 75kg Male Senior Novice title.  He retired his opponent in the 2nd round in Bout #1 and then outscored his opponent (RSCO2) in the 2nd round in Bout #2.  On Sunday’s final match, Phillip was well ahead and had his opponent flustered, resulting in a disqualification to the opponent and a gold medal for the Ajax prodigy.

Best Female Boxer for the weekend was Carol-Lynn Holden of the Ring London Boxing Club.  Carol-Lynn overwhelmed her opponents with RSC decisions to capture the 63kg Senior Female title.  She displayed exemplary ring skills and mastery in her bouts.

Best Male Bout of the weekend was awarded to Anthony Francis of Ajax Boxing Club versus Kevin Boodoosingh of Champion Boxing Club in Brampton.  In the Gold Medal bout for the 54kg Male Novice Cadet C title, these determined battlers gave the packed crowd a big-time show, with Francis claiming the victory in a 31-25 decision.

Best Female Bout of the weekend was awarded to Tamara Knowles of The Whip Boxing Academy in Kitchener versus Jodie Michalycia of The Sault Boxing Club in Sault St. Marie.  In the 60kg Senior Female Novice division, the two “duked it out” before a capacity crowd and landed lots of scoring blows in a 34-25 decision for Michalycia.

For complete tournament results visit the CHAMPION SERIES section on www.boxingontario.com

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