CORNWALL, ON, April 8, 2012 /CNW/ - The final night of the 2012 American Boxing Confederation (AMBC) Women's Continental Elite Boxing Championships saw ten champions crowned.
"This has been the best Continental championship we have ever had. There was excellent technique by all the boxers. The organization by Boxing Canada left everybody satisfied, " said President of the AMBC Domingo Solano.
Winners on the final night of competition include:
Name of boxer, 48 kg, Alexandra Love, USA
Name of boxer, 51 kg, Marlen Esparza, USA
Name of boxer, 54 kg, Clelia Costa, BRAZIL
Name of boxer, 57 kg, Tiara Brown, USA
Name of boxer, 60 kg, Adriana Araujo, BRAZIL
Name of boxer, 64 kg, Mikaela Mayer, USA
Name of boxer, 69 kg, Myriam da Silva, CANADA
Name of boxer, 75 kg, Claressa Shields, USA
Name of boxer, 81 kg, Franchon Crews, USA
Name of boxer, 81+kg, Erika Cabrera, BRAZIL
Over the course of the four day tournament 65 boxers from 15 countries representing the America's took part in the event. This is the biggest Continental Championships ever and the first time it has been hosted in Canada.
"This has been a great four days in Cornwall," said the President of Boxing Canada, Pat Fiacco. "Canada once again showed our great hospitality and welcoming spirit. Our team put on a great show for everyone."
All of the boxers will now set their sights on qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics at the Association Internationale de Boxe Amateure (AIBA) Women's World Championships from May 9-20, 2012 in Qinhuangdao, China. Twenty-four spots in three weight categories will be contested. The 2012 London Olympics will mark the first time female boxers will compete at an Olympic Games.
"We saw new champions at this tournament and established boxers. The beginners gained experience that they will take into the world championships, " said Dr. Christy Halbert, President of the American Boxing Confederation (AMBC) Women's Commission.
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Francis Beaulieu, Project Manager, Boxing Canada
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