October 5, 2021 – TORONTO, ON – The Boxing Ontario High Performance Committee has announced the team selected to represent Ontario at the Boxing Canada talent identification camps in October and November.

Thirteen boxers (four Elite Male, four Elite Female, and five Youth/Junior) were nominated to the team after participating in Boxing Ontario’s Talent ID Camps in September.

Owen Paquette
Miguel Estrada
Daniel Wilson
Umar Carcamo
Liam Welch

Elite Male
Hunter Lee
Graeme Matthews
Tiago Balteiro
Isiah Tottle-Flood

Elite Female
Emelia Dermott
Kaitlyn Clark
McKenzie Wright
Scarlett Delgado

The Youth/Junior Camp was hosted at Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy on Saturday, September 11 featuring 12 gifted next gen athletes eager to showcase their skills.

Seventeen talented athletes were matched up for nine exciting sparring sessions during the Elite Male & Elite Female Talent ID Camp hosted at Kombat Arts in Mississauga on September 18.

Boxers were evaluated using Boxing Canada’s Winning Style of Play (WSP) and Gold Medal Profile (GMP), and components of WSP and GMP were developed into a scoring rubric:

  • The RBC Training Ground testing protocols served as a tool to measure a boxer’s basic fitness level.
  • Technical evaluations required boxers to complete a series of boxing-related skills.
  • For the sparring component, boxers were evaluated on their demonstration of skills as well as their ability to follow specific coaching instructions.
  • Personal data points and a review of the boxers’ records from January 2018 until present were also taken into consideration.

Boxing Canada’s talent identification camps will be taking place at the Olympic Training Center/Institute National Sportif, Montreal, Quebec on the following dates:

Elite Male Camp: October 17 – 27
Youth/Junior Camp: October 31 – November 10
Elite Female Camp – November 14 – 24

The Boxing Ontario coaches selected to accompany the athletes to the national training camps include:

Youth/Junior Coaches
Miranda Kamal
Rick Cadilha

Elite Male Coaches
Richard Souce
Gordon Apolloni

Elite Female Coaches
Erin Forsyth
Jason Burgoyne

The goal of Boxing Canada’s talent identification camps is to identify Canadian boxers who have the potential to be developed and provide them with an opportunity to participate in an international training camp later this year or in early 2022. Approximately four boxers from each category (Youth/Junior, Elite Male, Elite Female) per province were able to qualify to attend the national camps.

We wish all our athletes and coaches the best of luck!


About Boxing Ontario:
Boxing Ontario is the only governing body for Olympic-Style Boxing in Ontario. As such, it is affiliated with Boxing Canada (CABA), the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, & Sport. Founded in 1972, Boxing Ontario encompasses over 100 clubs, 2,500 competitors, and more than 12,000 recreational members.

Media Contact:
Rebecca Freeman
Boxing Ontario, Communications
[email protected]

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