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Friday, May 26, 2017

24TH KEN GOFF BOXING CLASSIC SET FOR FRIDAY NIGHT

Team Canada and Team Cuba met face-to-face for the first time on Thursday at the official weigh-in event in advance of the Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic (KGMBC). The KGMBC is set for Friday, May 26 at the EventPlex at Evraz Place in Regina.

This is the first time in the 24 year history of KGMBC that Canada will compete against Cuba. The dual will be an intense competition in advance of the Continental Championships in June where Team Canada's boxes will box in pursuit of becoming among the top 280 boxers who qualify to compete to become world champions at the World Boxing Championships in August.

"The Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic will be a test for Canada's newly formed national boxing team to realize their competitive skill on an international scale because they are boxing against some of the best boxers in the world," said Pat Fiacco, President, Boxing Canada. "Team Cuba ranks among the the best in the world in the sport of boxing."

Team Cuba ranks first in four men's weight divisions internationally and won six medals in mens boxing at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. There will be eight bouts at the KGMBC with a rematch at the Brandt Cup on Sunday, May 28 at the Doubletree by Hilton at 1:00 pm.

The KGMBC will be broadcast live on Access 7 and livestreamed on www.reginaboxingclub.ca starting at 8:00 pm Friday. Tickets to the KGMBC are available from Ticketmaster while tickets to the Brandt Cup can be purchased at the door.

The KGMBC is a Regina Boxing Club event, presented by Brandt Group of Companies.

(Courtesy Melissa Fiacco)

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