The 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games have begun with Team Canada ready to take on the world at Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports City in Pune, India. Competition at the games began on Sunday, October 12 with the Canadian amateur boxing team making its debut October 13.

Boxing has been a part of the Commonwealth Games since its inception back in 1930 in Hamilton, Ontario.  Canada has 79 medals in boxing at the Commonwealth Games with the most coming in the men’s middleweight (75kg) division as boxers have won 12 medals.  The men’s middleweight division has produced the most gold medals (6).

Team Canada

51kg Francois Pratte-Bernard – Cap-de-la-Madeleine, QC

54kg Jermaine Badchkam – McGrory’s Boxing Club (Hamilton, ON)

57kg Steve Wilcox – Steeltown Boxing Club (Hamilton, ON)

64kg Brandt Butt – Winnipeg, MB

69kg Ben Shamoon – Chris Johnson’s Fighting Alliance (Mississauga, ON)

75kg Stuart Twardzik – Big River, SK

Coach: Rob Wilcox – Steeltown Boxing Club

Coach: Kenneth Piche – Montreal, QC

Team Manger: Daniel Trepanier – Ottawa, ON


Monday 13/010/2008

64kg – Brandt Butt win over Josiah Meehan NZL 9:4


Tuesday 14/10/2008

54kg – Jermaine Badchkam loss to Xolani Mpushe (RSA) 18:4

57kg – Steven Wilcox loss to Vikas Krishna (IND) 11:1


Wednesday 15/10/2008

51kg – Francois Pratte loss to Daniel Chapman (WAL) Ret R4

69kg – Ben Shamoon win over Connor Coyle(NIR) 11:1
75kg – Stuart Twardzik win over Tyson Whalley (NZL) RSC R4

Thursday 16/10/2008
69kg Ben Shamoon win over Joseph Morgan (WAL) 15:4
75kg Stuart Twardzik win over Keiron Harding (WAL) 8:7

Friday 17/10/2008
69kg Ben Shamoon vs. Balwinder Beniwal (IND)
75kg Stuart Twardzik vs. Satinder Satinder (IND)

Event Information

Commonwealth Games Canada Website