Please release for circulation, today as soon as possible. __________________________________   February 20, 2009


For Immediate Release:




Boxing Ontario is pleased to support the AIBA proposal to include women’s boxing in the Olympic Games.


“This is an important step in the process for Boxing and it gives our female boxers significant hope” said Val Ryan, President of Boxing Ontario.


Boxing Ontario had 8 female boxers on the 2008 National Team including Two Time World Champion Mary Spencer


Ontario amateur women have brought home 3 Gold (Jen Ogg ’02, Mary Spencer ’05 & ’08), and 7 Bronze (Jamie Behl, Jeannine Garside, Donna Mancuso ’01, Katie Dunn ’05 & ’06, Mary Spencer ’06, Amber Konikow ’08 ) from the World Championships, the current highest level of competition for women in amateur boxing.

For More Information:

Doug Hannum
Executive Director
[email protected]

Boxing Ontario is the governing body for Amateur Boxing in Ontario.  As such, it is affiliated with the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association (CABA) and the Association International de Boxe Amateur (AIBA). Boxing Ontario was founded in the fall of 1972 and has seen a steady growth over the last 30 years. Currently, Boxing Ontario encompasses more than 80 clubs in 5 regions, 900 competitors and approximately 12,000 more recreational members.