Boxers of all ages and skill levels from across Ontario, Canada and the world culminated in Brampton on July 21-24, 2022 to compete in the historic Brampton Cup, Canada’s largest and longest-running Olympic-style boxing tournament.
Now in its 39th year, the Brampton Cup, hosted annually by Bramalea Boxing Club and sanctioned by Boxing Ontario, witnessed 600 athletes compete over four days of competition in six sessions with three concurrent rings.
The athletes’ hard work and dedication to training was fully evident; they displayed competitive bouts, outstanding skill, and amazing sportsmanship as they boxed for medals in their categories, while teams had their sights set on winning the 2022 Brampton Cup for overall team performance.
The “Best Female Bout” of the tournament was awarded to Scarlett Delgado (Team Destiny) and Celeste Baillargeon (Hard Knox) for their riveting and highly technical Elite Open 54kg Final that capped off the exciting final day of competition with this Ontario vs. Quebec battle.
The “Best Male Bout” of the Brampton Cup was award to Neyen Pitawanakwat (Kingsway Boxing) and Kyle Hanas (King of the Ring Boxing & Fitness) for their Junior B Novice 57kg Final where both athletes displayed courage, heart, and sportsmanship that define the core values of this developmental tournament.
Athletes were also recognized for their individual performances for “Best Boxer” of the tournament in both Male and Female Novice and Open categories:
- Female Novice: Rosalind Canty, Border City Boxing
- Male Novice: Michael Moran, Amazing Fitness
- Female Open: Scarlett Delgado, Team Destiny
- Male Open: Stanley Johnson, Paradigm Training Centre
The “Tournament Official Award” was presented to Karl Dahl. Tournament Technical Delegate and Boxing Ontario President, Jennifer Huggins, stated, “Despite facing deeply personal challenges at the very start of the tournament, Karl was a strong referee and judge all the way to the final bell of the last bout. We are honoured to have him in our Official Family.”
The 2022 Brampton Cup was awarded to King of the Ring Boxing and Fitness. Their team won an impressive 26 medals: 12 gold, 6 silver, and 8 bronze. “Congratulations to Ajaz Khan and the coaches and athletes of King of the Ring Boxing, tournament champions. Your boxers and fans gave the tournament unmatched excitement and energy which is why the Brampton Cup has become the tournament that it is. Bravo, KOTR!” said the Brampton Cup organizing committee.
Boxing Ontario would like to thank Kathy Sjouwerman, President of Bramalea Boxing Club, for her continuing, tireless effort of running and bringing this unforgettable event to Ontario. Also, special thanks to the volunteers of the Bramalea Boxing Club who assisted running the Brampton Cup, making this incredible tournament possible. “Thank you to all athletes, coaches, officials, doctors, and volunteers for making this one of the best weekends ever seen by boxing in Ontario,” said Boxing Ontario President, Jennifer Huggins.
The next Brampton Cup will return to its original timing in February 2023. The latest updates will be posted to the Brampton Cup’s social media feeds.
The next Boxing Ontario-sanctioned tournament, Legends of Boxing Series: In Honour of Pat Kelly, will be taking place on September 23-25 in Niagara Falls. Athlete registration is now open. For more information on upcoming tournaments, club competitions, courses, and events, please visit BoxingOntario.com.