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Boxing Canada announces 2020 national Olympic team qualifiers to take place December in Montreal

"Exciting times" for the Canadian national boxing program

The top boxing prospects in Canada will compete in Montreal in December to qualify for the Canadian Olympic team, Boxing Canada announced today.

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Specifically, the Le Westin Montreal hotel in Montreal will be the venue from December 16 – 20 that will host the 2019 Canadian Qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“Thanks to its rich boxing history, Montréal is the ideal city to host the 2019 Canadian boxing trial,” Yves Lalumière, Tourisme Montréal’s president and CEO said in a press release. “We are confident that the athletes, coaches, support staff and fans will love Montrealers’ joie de vivre and know-how. Our organization is committed to working closely with our partners to ensure that participants enjoy an unforgettable stay,” states Yves Lalumière, Tourisme Montréal’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Provinces may register up to two boxers per division to challenge Canadian champions for the opportunity to represent Canada in upcoming Olympic qualification events such as the American Olympic qualification event in Buenos Aires, Argentina from March 26 – April 3.

There is also the World Olympic qualification event in Paris from May 13 – May 24. It is these international events where Olympic spots are earned.

“These are exciting times for boxing in Canada,” added Boxing Canada president Pat Fiacco. “What better opportunity than to schedule our Canadian qualifications in Montreal, an Olympic city and home of our centralized High Performance Program. With Tammara Thibeault‘s recent medal performance at the World Championship, it augurs well for our most competitive and talented athletes in pursuit of their Olympic dream.”

Tickets for the Canadian qualification event are now available online for $90 for a week pass or $25 per session ($30 for the finals). Discounted prices are also available for youth aged 16 years and under.

More information can be found at the 2019 Canadian qualification webpage.

@kenaiandrews

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.
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