Congratulations to Team Canada and Team Ireland on two outstanding shows this past weekend.  At the Banger in the Hangar on Friday, the teams squared off in a 5-bout match in front of 800 boxing fans at the London Convention Centre.  Canada won the match 4-1, and all bouts were very close and several were split decisions.  The black-tie gala crowd was highly entertained throughout the night.

A big thanks and congratulations to the Community Spirit Foundation of Western Ontario, for hosting another successful event and raising over $100,000 for charities in London.  Also Boxing Ontario would like to thank the Irish Amateur Boxing Association, all boxers, coaches, and managers, for traveling to Ontario and participating in our shows.  The team was a great bunch and we hope to see you all again!  Thanks also go out to Boxing Canada, Boxe Quebec, the Delta London Armouries Hotel, and TOP TEN Canada.  And last but not least, our officials and volunteers who make our shows so outstanding.

Here are the results from Canada vs Ireland, The Banger in the Hangar:

Bout # 1 – 60kg Arash Usmanee CAN defeated Arran Sadlier IRL
Bout # 2 – 60kg Sandra Bizier CAN defeated by Katie Taylor IRL
Bout # 3 – 64kg Kevin Bizier CAN defeated JJ McDonagh IRL
Bout # 4 – 63kg Katie Dunn CAN defeated Alanna Murphy IRL
Bout # 5 – 75kg Richard Reittie CAN defeated Edward Healy IRL

On Sunday, Ireland ventured to St. Catharines for another battle versus Canada.  This time the Green Machine came away with the team victory, beating Canada by a 3-2 score.  Arash Usmanee of Alberta (CAN) won the Best Male Boxer Award and Alanna Murphy of Belfast (IRL) won the Best Female Boxer Award.  A big thanks to the St. Catharines & McGrory’s Boxing Clubs for all of their hard work in organizing the show and being great hosts to Team Ireland.  Here are the results of Canada vs Ireland on Sunday:

Bout # 1 – 54kg Isho Shiba CAN defeated by Shaun McKim IRL
Bout # 2 – 60kg Marianne Millar CAN vs Katie Taylor IRL – DRAW
Bout # 3 – 60kg Arash Usmanee CAN defeated Arran Sadlier IRL
Bout # 4 – 64kg Jonathon Bochner CAN defeated JJ McDonagh IRL
Bout # 5 – 63kg Robyn Richards CAN defeated by Alanna Murphy IRL
Bout # 6 – 75kg Steve Franjic CAN defeated by Edward Healy IRL

For pictures from the Canada vs Ireland shows, visit our Image Gallery.

World Cadet Championships

Ontario’s champs fell in the Quarter Finals on Saturday at the World Cadet Championships in Liverpool, UK.  Jerome Gabriel lost to I. Golub of Ukraine by RSCOS2 and Colin Fish lost to Y. Mishenkov of Ukraine by a 25:11 points score. 

This was the first World Championships for both competitors and they should be congratulated on an excellent showing.  We have no doubts that both will be at the top of the world rankings in the years to come.