Press Release

March 5, 2007

Fueling the Gold Rush!

Whitehorse, Yukon – Provincial Champions, Future World Champions and future Olympians gather together in Whitehorse, Yukon this week at the 2007 Canada Games. This year, the National Junior Males Championships will also be held at these games. Our Ontario junior’s are making that mad dash for the gold; a gold medal at this championship opens many international opportunities and a shot at boxing greatness.

Ontario is a very dominant team with a strong core of junior amateur boxers.

The Junior National Team:

51kg    Jermaine Badchkam    McGrory’s

54kg    Eyobe Amberber        Border City

57kg    Steve Wilcox             Steeltown

60kg    Zishan Khan              Champion

64kg    Josh Cameron           Border City

69kg    Jordan Letestu           Bigtyme

75kg    Jerome Gabriel          Motor City

81kg   Colin Fish                   Motor City

91kg   Kyle Matuk                Motor City

Team managers, Don Nelson and Robert Wilcox expect the boys to lead the way and bring home some medals for Ontario.

The Canada Games & National Junior Males Championships commence March 4 – March 10, 2007 in Whitehorse, Yukon. The amateur boxing championships will be televised on TSN on March 7 at 12:30pm and on March 9 at 1pm.For day to day results please visit our website at