Please release for circulation, today as soon as possible. __________________________________ January 16, 2009

For Immediate Release:



Two time Olympians, world champions, national title holders and provincial contenders assemble in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec next week at the Canadian Senior Male & Female Amateur Boxing Championships.  All Gold medal winner’s move on to international boxing rings and a shot at greatness; while their opponents are left to ponder what could have been.  From January 21 to 25, 2009, Ontario’s elite boxing stars will find out who is left standing.

Ontario boasts a very strong core of boxers, led by last year’s dominating National Team members and supported by a long list of extremely gifted provincial champions.  In the men’s corner Ontario is led by 2 time Olympian and several times National Champion Adam Trupish, Toronto’s rising stars Steve Franjic and Ibrahim Kamal and also Oshawa’s Heavyweight Frankie Rill.  The women’s national team is fronted by World champion, Windsor’s Mary Spencer, a strong candidate to being one of the first female boxing Olympians in 2012.  Kitchener’s Mandy Bujold and Sudbury’s Amber Konikow also compliment an Ontario women’s team that won an astonishing 9 out of 13 spots on the National Team at last year’s National Finals. Ontario males and females have always done well at the Nationals and no surprise Ontario and Quebec will be the teams going head to head to determine who reigns supreme nationally.

Team Ontario, an exciting cast of Senior Provincial Champions looking to make the National Team, is prepared to continue its trend of boxing dominance at the national level.  Team Leader Kathy Ure, a former National Champion and current coach and owner of Sharky’s Boxing Club in Sarnia, is excited at the potential that this year’s team has. “I am so pleased to be team leader for the 2009 Senior National Champions in Quebec City. In my past experience team Ontario has always done extremely well having won many spots on the national team.  It is great to see so many people interested in amateur boxing, and it is only increasing in numbers. I look forward helping the team out in any way.” notes Ure.

The Canadian Senior Boxing Championships commence Wednesday, January 21, in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.  For a listing of Provincial Team members visit our website, or for information on our current National team members visit Results will be posted on the website as they become available.

What:The 2009 National Senior Open Championships

When: January 21-25, 2009

Venue: Batisse industrielle de Trois-Rivières
           1760, Ave Gilles-Villeneuve, Trois-Rivières, QC, G8Z 1V2

Info: Club de boxe Performance (819) 693-0880