Samir moves on to next round! One step closer to 2012 Olympics.

The Canadian team arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan. The objective for Canadian boxers competing at the World Championships, from September 26 to October 8, is to win their ticket to the London Olympics in 2012. The selection is represented by five Canadian boxers in competition with 127 countries and recorded 685 registered boxers.

Boxers in eight of the weight categories from light-flyweight to light-heavyweight (49Kg to 81Kg) will qualify for the London Olympics if they reach the quarter-finals.

Two of the losing boxers from the last 16 in these eight weight categories will also secure Olympic qualification provided that they were beaten by the eventual finalists.

Boxers competing in the heavyweight and super-heavyweight categories must reach the semi-finals (which will secure at least bronze) to guarantee qualification for the London Olympics .

Likewise, two of the losing quarter-finalists in these weight categories will also qualify for London provided that they were beaten by the eventual finalists.

Meantime,  you can follow all bouts through the AIBA live scoring system on www.aiba.org.

From the Round of 16 and until the Finals, all matches will be live on www.AIBAboxingTV.com and on Youtube at www.youtube.com/aibaboxingtv.

The Canadian Team:

52kg – Kenny Lally (British Columbia)
60kg – Alex Rynn (Alberta)
64kg – Yves Ulysse Jr (Quebec)
69kg – Custio Clayton (Halifax)
91kg – Samir El Mais (Ontario)

The Boxing Team is supported by Adrian Teodorescu, Sylvain Gagnon and Daniel Trepanier.

Schedule

26/09/2011
91kg – Samir El Mais WIN over Yamil Peralta (ARG)15:7

03/10/2011
91kg – Samir El Mais vs Simon Nembhard (ENG)

27/09/2011
52kg – Kenny Lally vs Rey Saludar (PHI)

29/09/2011
69kg – Custio Clayton vs Kitson Julie (SEY)

30/09/2011
64kg – Yves Ulysse vs Ljubomir Marjanovic (SRB)

01/10/2011
60kg – Alex Rynn vs Ahmed Mejri (TUN)

The preliminary rounds begin on Monday at the Sport & Exhibition Centre in the Azerbaijani capital. Samir El Mais will break the ice for Canada tomorrow.

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