Saturday May 30 marked a great night for Amateur Boxing in Ontario. Boxing Ontario held its SOLD OUT end of the year awards gala. It was an evening filled with laughter, good food and an exciting 6 bout card of amateur fights.Boxing Ontario also honoured certain members with the End of the Year Awards. During the evening there were lots of giveaways and door prizes. Congratulations to Tony Ventrella of Oshawa who came away with the Grand Prize of the Evening; a trip for 2 to Ottawa, Courtesy of VIA Rail.

Special thank you to all guests who attendedand thanks to our sponsors and donors, VIA Rail, 94.9 The Rock, Top Ten Canada, Tourism Toronto, Ontario Basketball, Sleeman Brewery, Kerry Hendren, Deb and Sonny Wong, Toronto News Girls Boxing Club, Ontario Hockey Federation, Holiday Inn Oshawa, Lyla Simon, Sport First Aid and Niagara Fight Club.

The recipients of Boxing Ontario Year End Awards:

Female Athlete of the Year

Mary Spencer, Windsor Amateur Boxing Club (Windsor, ON)

Male Athlete of the Year

Rodolpho Velasquez, McGrory’s Boxing Club (Hamilton, ON)

Coach of the Year:

Charlie Stewart, Windsor Amateur Boxing Club (Windsor, ON)

Official of the Year:

                                                                                                    Keri Ireland

                                                                                     Volunteer of the Year:

                                                                                                    Val Ryan