July 16,2014(ISN) – ARIANE FORTIN, 30, 75KG, St. Nicholas, QC. This Montreal resident who began boxing in 2001 was the two-time AIBA Women’s World Champion (2006, 2008), 2005 AIBA Women’s World Silver medalist, four-time Continental Women’s Champion (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009), the seven-time Canadian Women’s National Champion (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 2013) and two-time Canadian silver medalist (2011, 2012).
MANDY BUJOLD, 27, 51KG, Toronto, ON. Boxing out of the Atlas Boxing Gym under coach Adrian Teodorescu, Bujold competed at the 2012 AIBA Women’s World Championships in Qinhuangdao China and won a gold medal in the 51KG category at the 2011 Pan American Games and is a six-time National Champion (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).
CUSTIO CLAYTON, 27, 69KG, Dartmouth, NS. Boxing out of the City of Lakes Boxing Club in Dartmouth Nova Scotia, Clayton began boxing in 1998. Clayton competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, placed sixth at the London 2012 Olympic Games (69KG), placed third at the 2013 Continental Championships in Santiago de Chile and is the 2009, 2010 and 2012 Canadian National Champion.
SAMIR EL-MAIS, 34, 91KG, Windsor, ON. After 70 bouts, “Sweet Sammy” is a returning Commonwealth Games athlete having placed 5th at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. He was a participant at the 2013 AIBA World Championships and placed third at the 2013 Continental Championships in Santiago de Chile and is the 2011 and 2012 National Champion.
BRODY ROBERT BLAIR, 23, 75KG, New Glasgow, NS. Influenced by idol Roy Jones Jr. and his father and coach Robert Blair, Brody competed in the 2013 AIBA World Championships, and placed fifth at the 2013 Continental Championships in Chile and bronze medal at the 2011 Pan-American Games Mexico. Blair is the 2009 National Youth Champion and two-time National Champion (2011, 2012).
DAVID GAUTHIER, 31, 60 KG, Québec, QC. Gauthier is the 2013 National Champion at 60KG, the 2012 Canadian Silver Medallist at 56KG and the 2010 Canadian Bronze medallist at 57KG.
ARTUR BIYARSLANOV, 19, 64KG, Toronto, ON. Coached by Adrian Teodorescu, this southpaw is the 2013 Canadian Bronze Medallist (64KG) and two-time Canadian Youth National Champion at 64KG (2011, 2012).
KEVIN HOWARD, North Vancouver, BC. Having represented England as an athlete in international competition, Howard began coaching in 1987 and has coached at the local and national level and has represented Canada internationally since 1991. Kevin’s coaching resumé includes Commonwealth Games, Pan Am Games and World Championship experience.
DANIEL TREPANIER, Montréal, QC. Following his competitive career in Quebec, he began coaching in 2000. As the head coach of Boxing Canada, Trepanier has represented Canada at many international competitions including the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, the 2008 Youth Commonwealth Games, 2011 Men’s World Championships, 2012 Youth World Boxing Championships, 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2013 Men’s World Championships.