Windsor Amateur Boxing Club’s Adam Trupish is Canada’s last remaining hope for a medal at the World Amateur Boxing Championships in Mianyang, China. Facing Orhan Ozturk of the Netherlands in the 69kg division, the 2004 Olympian wasted little time in winning the bout. The referee stopped the contest (RSC) in the first round. Trupish moves on to the Quarterfinal round, the only Canadian to do so. He will face Magomed Nurudinov of Belarus on Friday. Should Adam win this bout, he will be guaranteed a medal. Nurudinov won his bout today over Roy Sheahan of Ireland by a countback score after the two tied on points.
Adam Trupish is a 5-Time Canadian Champion and 7-Time Provincial Champion. He is a 2-Time Boxing Canada and Boxing Ontario “Male Athlete of the Year” as well as Captain for the National Team in 2004 and 2005. Trupish is trained by National Team Coach Charlie Stewart, who has managed the team in the past two Olympic Games. Stewart recently coached Windsor’s Mary Stewart to a Gold Medal at the Women’s World Championships in Russia.
On the final day of preliminary bouts Ibrahim Kamal of Toronto and Tyson Cave of Novia Scotia fell just short in their efforts to join Trupish. Kamal lost a gritty 23-14 decision to Cuba’s Yordanis Ugas Hernandez while Cave fell to Gary Allan Russell Jr. of the USA, 22-9.
The 13th Men’s World Amateur Boxing Championships conclude Sunday, November 20.
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