This weekend was my first tournament in the 69 Kg weight class. There were enough boxers in the division to split the short tournament into two divisions of 69kg. On Friday evening, I won against my opponent Hunter Lee, followed by a semi final win against Josh Frazer on Saturday night. On Sunday, in the finals, I was supposed to take on Owen Charles, who unfortunately has some medical concerns that prevented him from being able to compete. This gave me the walkover win on Sunday to be one of the 69 kg Brampton Cup Champions for 2019.
March 7 -10, 2019
My first international tournament at 69 Kg. With 15 boxers in my division I drew a bye in the preliminaries to start in the quarterfinals. In my first match I met ENGLAND who had just defeated the USA the day before. My strongest round was the third but it was not enough to take the win and I lost by unanimous decision. Ihad the opportunity to do some sparring the following day with the Olympic medalist from Lithuania.
Pan Am Qualifiers
April 2 - 11, 2019
Needing to win two bouts to move to the Pan Am Games this summer in Peru, I drew Brazil for my first fight and lost a split decision. Very disappointing, but means I still have some things to work on back home to rain for my next match.
This four day tournament was the 50th Annual Grand Prix tournament. The weigh ins and draw started on Wednesday and I drew a bye into he quarter finals. In the quarterfinals, I fought against Hungary. I boxed well and am very happy with my performance, although I lost the split decision.
With only four days in Puerto Rico, Team Canada is faced a dual match competition. I only boxed competitively on Thursday evening, facing a 69 kg guy who I was able too stop in the third round.
On Saturday, I had an exhibition sparring match, where my opponent chose to not return tot he ring after the first round.
September 2-22, 2019
Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation
With over 50 boxers in my division I won my first two matches to meet Russia in the final round of the preliminaries. He was a admirable opponent and I clearly demonstrated I was ready for the international scene making the fight go all three rounds, though I lost by unanimous decision. This placed me in the top 16 in the world.
With Russia's gold medal win I am ranked 9th in the world.