NOVEMBER 7, 2023 | TORONTO, ON. – Top amateur boxers in Ontario were crowned Provincial Champions at Boxing Ontario’s Golden Gloves tournament, October 26-29, 2023 in Brampton, ON.
The results from the Golden Gloves determine the roster for the 2023/2024 Boxing Ontario Provincial Team and who will represent Ontario at Boxing Canada’s Olympic Trials and 2024 Junior and Youth Canadian Championships.
During Provincial Championships (also known as Golden Gloves), up-and-coming Novice talents looked to make their marks in the Ontario boxing scene during the Novice Tournament in Ring 2 at the Save Max Sports Centre.
Throughout the six competition sessions spanning four days, Ontario boxing fans witnessed competitive bouts, excellent boxing skills, hard work, passion, and determination.
For many of the athletes, a top two placement at Provincial Championships will be the first step on the athletes’ journeys to compete for Ontario and Canada on the world stage. The 2023/2024 Provincial Team, which will be officially announced soon, is comprised of several new faces and Provincial and National team veterans.
Elite category athletes who placed first and second in the Provincial Championships in Olympic weight categories will move on to compete at Boxing Canada’s Olympic Trials which will be taking place December 5-10, 2023 in Montreal, QC. The goal of the competition is to select boxers for the unfilled Olympic quota spots. The Olympic Trials is the next stop on the road to the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Team Ontario will continue preparations for Olympic Trials at a training camp organized by Ontario’s Olympic Trials Team Coaches—Cedric Benn, Crista Aguinaldo, Sebastian Cordova, and Provincial Coach Ray Napper—at DC Boxing Club in Guelph on November 18-19.
Boxing Ontario would like to thank all the officials, ring doctors, medics, athletes, and coaches for their time and dedication which made the Golden Gloves and Novice Tournaments successful. A special thank you to Kathy Sjouwerman and Bramalea Boxing’s team of volunteers for their hard work and hosting the Boxing Ontario community for both tournaments.
Best of luck to all the athletes representing Ontario at Boxing Canada’s Olympics Trials, the 2024 Junior and Youth Canadian Championships taking place March 18-24 in Calgary, and other tournaments locally, nationally, and abroad.
Final results of the Golden Gloves Provincial Championships and Novice tournament are available here.
For more information on Boxing Ontario and upcoming tournaments, club competitions, and courses, please visit BoxingOntario.com.
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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 Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, & Sport, and World Boxing. Our mission is to inspire and grow interest, participation, and a love of the sport of Olympic-style boxing in Ontario. Founded in 1972, Boxing Ontario encompasses over 150 clubs, 1,500 competitors, and more than 12,000 recreational members. Learn more at www.boxingontario.com
Interviews are available virtually, via email or phone with Ontario athletes, Nationals Team Coaches, Boxing Ontario Board Members or Boxing Ontario’s Executive Director.