DECEMBER 14, 2023 | TORONTO, ON. – Thirty Ontario athletes competed at Boxing Canada’s Olympic Trials on December 5-10, 2023 in Montreal, QC.

This tournament was a key part of the journey to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, as the athletes were competing for coveted Olympic quota spots and the chance to represent Canada internationally at the next World Olympic Boxing Qualifiers.

Athletes on Boxing Ontario’s Elite Provincial Team in Olympic weight classes were eligible to compete at Trials in addition to National Team athletes, pre-selected athletes by Boxing Canada, and “wildcard” athletes as selected by each PTSO (provincial/territorial sports organization).

Eight Ontario athletes battled their way to the tournament finals on December 10, making the final day of competition riveting for Ontario boxing fans.

Ontario’s Mckenzie Wright (W50kg – City Boxing Club), Scarlett Delgado (W54kg – Destiny Boxing), and Justin Parina (M51kg – Kombat Arts / National Training Centre) successfully defended their National titles and claimed their spots to advance to the World Olympic Boxing Qualifiers.

The next World Qualifiers will be taking place in Italy (World Qualifier #1) from February 29-March 12, 2024 and Bangkok (World Qualifier #2) from May 23-June 3, 2024.

Thank you to Ontario’s Olympic Trials Team Coaches Cedric Benn, Crista Aguinaldo, Sebastian Cordova, and Provincial Coach Ray Napper as well as the athletes’ personal coaches for all their unwavering support in training and competition.

Congratulations to Team Ontario on their excellent performances at Boxing Canada’s Olympic Trials. Not only were the athletes’ skills and fierce determination on full display over the course of the four-day tournament, but many athletes increased their national rankings, gained national-level experience, and achieved personal goals. The Boxing Ontario family is incredibly proud of their achievements and looks forward to watching more of their journeys unfold.

Best of luck to Mckenzie, Scarlett, Justin, and Team Canada at World Qualifiers.

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Photos by Arsalan Malik @amboxingcanada

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

Media Contact:

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

Interview Opportunities:

Interviews may be arranged virtually, via email, or phone with Ontario athletes, Olympic Trials Team Coaches, and Boxing Ontario Board Members