Windsor Amateur Boxing Club’s Adam Trupish is Canada’s last remaining hope for a medal at the World Championships in Mianyang, China. Facing Orhan Ozturk of the Netherlands in the 69kg division on Thursday, the 2004 Olympian only needed one round to win the bout. The decision was RSC-1. Trupish moves on to the Quarterfinal round, the only Canadian to do so. He will face Magomed Nurudinov of Belarus on Friday. Should Adam win this bout, he will be guaranteed a medal.
On the final day of preliminary bouts Ibrahim Kamal of Toronto and Tyson Cave of Novia Scotia fell just short in their efforts to join Trupish. Kamal lost a gritty 23-14 decision to Cuba’s Yordanis Ugas Hernandez while Cave fell to Gary Allan Russell Jr. of the USA, 22-9.
Boxing Ontario would like to congratulate Ibrahim and all Team Canada boxers on an outstanding effort in China. The commitment to represent your country and box the world’s best is an amazing accomplishment. We also wish Adam Trupish the best of luck as he competes in Quarterfinal action at the World Championships.
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