Please release for circulation, today as soon as possible. __________________________________   December 6, 2010

For Immediate Release:


Future Olympians, world champions, national title holders and provincial contenders assemble in Quebec City, Quebec this week at the Canadian Senior Male & Female Amateur Boxing Championships.  Championship winner’s move 1 step closer to international boxing rings and a shot at Olympic greatness; while their opponents are left to ponder what could have been.  From December 7-11, 2010, Ontario’s elite boxing stars will find out who is left standing.

Ontario boasts a very strong core of boxers, led by last year’s dominating National Team members and champions is supported by a long list of extremely gifted provincial champions.  In the men’s corner Ontario is led by Toronto’s rising stars and National Champions, Ron Makovoz of Atlas Boxing Club, Colin Fish of Clancy’s Fighting Alliance, Samir El-Mais of Border City Boxing Club, & the Henry brothers, Shavar and Omari of Cabbagetown Boxing Club. 

The women’s side is fronted by 3x World champion, Windsor’s Mary Spencer, a strong candidate to being one of the first female boxing Olympians in 2012.  Kitchener’s Mandy Bujold, another strong Olympic candidate, McKenzie Wright of Bay Area Boxing Club, Jessica McRae of Windsor and Melinda Watpool of Dewith Boxing Club. Ontario males and females have always done well at the Nationals and no surprise Ontario and Quebec will be the teams going head to head to determine who reigns supreme nationally.

Team Ontario, an exciting cast of Senior Provincial Champions looking to make the National Team and defending National Champions are prepared to continue its trend of boxing dominance at the national level.  Team Leader Kathy Ure, a former National Champion and current coach and owner of Sharky’s Boxing Club in Sarnia, is excited at the potential that this year’s team has. “I am so pleased to be team leader for the 2011 Senior National Champions in Quebec City. In my past experience Team Ontario has always done extremely well having won many spots on the national team.  It is great to see so many people interested in amateur boxing, and it is only increasing in numbers. I look forward helping the team out in any way.” notes Ure.

The Canadian Senior Boxing Championships commence Tuesday December 7, in Quebec City, Quebec.  For a listing up to date results beginning December 7 visit our website, or for information on our current National team members visit

What:  The 2011 National Senior Open Championships

Date:  December 7-11, 2010

Venue:  Lowes Hotel Le Concorde
              1225 course du General – de Montcalm
              Quebec City, QC