October 1st date has been moved to October 22nd due to a confusion in venue dates that will see Page Promotions put on another great show at the Prairie land Park venue in Saskatoon Saskatchewan .
The Main event will feature warrior Frank the (Hammer) White going against Gary Kopas another true grit warrior for the C.P.B.C.
Canadian Interim Cruiser Weight title. Gary Kopas is the current C.P.B.C. Western Cruiser Weight Champion but that title will not be up for grabs.
The co-main event will see pressing and durable fighter Paul Bzdel fighting Francesco Cotroni Jr. for the C.P.B.C.Canadian Interim Middle Weight title.
An exciting under card featuring great talent
Former C.P.B.C. Women’s Bantam Weight Champion Michelle Nelson taking on Stephanie Essensa
Kelly Page vs Devon Tomko,
Ian Abott vs Wayne Smith,
Clay Dumas vs Kian Heidari From Vancouver making his pro debut.
More bouts to be announced on this great night of boxing .
C.P.B.C Canadian Champion Steve Claggett will be fighting
Sept 9 in Las Vegas at the D Hotel, to be aired on CBS sports,
Steve will be featured as the main event of the RJJ Promotions card VS Emmanuel Robles (15-0)
He will be making his debut at light welterweight (140lbs) category.
A message from boxing Ontario President Mike Power to our Olympic boxing team .
Boxing is currently underway at #RIO2016 As I sit here and think, I’m humbled by the fact that I’ve had the chance to watch the journey of our Canadian boxers. I’ve seen them at their high points and some of their lows as well. The tenacity and dedication shown by these athletes is admirable.
Mandy Bujold first caught my eye at what I believe was the 2006 FTS in St Hyacinthe. She boxed against another girl from Ontario (Melissa Shields maybe?) and this was the bout which opened my eyes to the state of female boxing in Canada. To this day I don’t think I’ve ever seen a boxing match with so many punches thrown. Mandy won gold here and I think this was her first year on the national team. Since then, Mandy has dominated the boxing scene in Canada, and has been a major player on the international circuit. She didn’t make it to London in 2012….but it didn’t stop her from trudging forward and earning her spot for RIO.
My first experience with Arthur Biyarslanov was at the nationals in Halifax in 2010. I was the team manager for Ontario and he won his first nationals here as a 15/16 year old. Since then his boxing career has taken off. He’s had some challenges along the way but the real character builder for this young man is what happened in his life before he took up boxing. I was proud to sit at ringside where he took Canada’s first PanAm (male) gold in 40 years. The crowd in the Oshawa GM Centre almost caused the roof to lift off when Arthur won…..what a great night to be Canadian.
Anyone who knows boxing in Canada knows the story of Ariane Fortin-Brochu. Ariane went from multiple time world champion to Boxing Canada’s number 2 female middleweight. The story of her and Mary Spencer is Hollywood-worthy. Ariane showed incredible fortitude to keep grinding until it was her time. She earned her spot as Canada’s #1 fair and square, and has been proudly representing our Country ever since.
I believe that each of these 3 rockstars has gold medal potential and I can’t wait to see them perform in RIO.
I’m very lucky to say that I know each of them on a personal level and they are all very humble…grateful for their talent and very proud Canadians.