SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 | TORONTO, ON.Boxing Ontario’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik Olsen to the role of Executive Director.

Erik is a business executive with 25+ years of experience in the areas of operations, budgeting, strategic planning, sales, people management, coaching, and goal setting. He is passionate about initiating change, motivating performance, and driving results through his leadership.

Erik began the new role on Monday, September 19, and is looking forward to meeting the membership at the upcoming Legends of Boxing Series: In Honour of Pat Kelly on September 23-25.

Learn More about Erik:

“Curve balls or left hooks, life has a way of creating unexpected opportunities which create pathways unexpected.”

“Through a very diverse range of industries, I bring with me a lengthy history of leadership and management. I can trace many of these traits to my experience from grassroots to being a professional athlete and coach. With a background in coaching and high performance, I found my passion in life was the in the growth and development of young and aspiring athletes. Allowing these athletes to learn many of the same life lessons, while following their dreams and becoming the best version of themselves they can be.”

“To the membership, I look forward in sharing my experience while learning and growing together. I look forward to earning each of yours trust and respect, while creating and improving an organization we can all be proud of now and for generations to come.” – Erik Olsen, Boxing Ontario Executive Director

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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 (IBA) and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, & Sport. Founded in 1972, Boxing Ontario encompasses over 150 clubs, 2,500 competitors, and more than 12,000 recreational members.

Media Contact:

Rebecca Freeman (Communications, Boxing Ontario) | [email protected] | +1 (416) 426-7250

Interview Opportunities:

Interviews are available virtually, via email or phone with:

  • Jennifer Huggins (President, Boxing Ontario)
  • Erik Olsen (Executive Director, Boxing Ontario)
  • Board Members (contacts available upon request)