Sunday, February 07, 2010
THE BOXING HIGHWAY - 2010
(Photo - 2009 Champions)...........
2010 CANADIAN AMATEUR BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS: By Brian W. Zelley, B. Com, CA..............
After almost seven days of activity, the new men's senior Canadian amateur boxing champions
have been declared including:
Benoit FLEURY, Ahmed Kartella, Joey Laviolette, Tyler Asselstine, Cam O'Connell,
Ron Makavoz, Custio Clayton. Steve Rolls, Colin Fish, Shaver Henry and Didier Bence.
Of the list of 2009 Champions, those that retained their title include:
BENOIT FLEURY, JOEY LAVIOLETTE. STEVE ROLLS and DIDIER BENCE.
An interesting footnote from preliminary action was 2009 Flyweight champion KENNY LALLY of Prince George, BC
moved to the bantamweight division in 2010 and faced champion JOEY LAVIOLETTE from Nova Scotia.
It is unknown how many of the 2010 group of champions will be selected for the 2010 Team Canada team and
participate in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. There is a possibility that one or more champions could be replaced following the usual box-off matches some of which should take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia during the
Canadian Junior Nationals Amateur Boxing Championships. Also, earning a spot on the Boxing Canada Team may
not guarantee a spot on the team heading for India for Commonwealth Games action.
Not to be overlooked or forgotten is the women's National Championships.
Five of the shining stars were MANDY BUJOLD, STEPHANIE WALKER, I. WOODROW,
SUSAN HAAS and KANDI WYATT.