Calgary to host inaugural Boxing Canada Open from 2023 to 2025
Canadian boxers will have a new opportunity to compete on home soil with the launch of the Boxing Canada Open in The city of Calgary has been selected as the host for this inaugural event through 2025. An international open, this participation-based boxing competition will regroup the Junior, Youth and Elite categories under the same roof, gathering approximately 300+ of the best boxers from across North America and elsewhere. They will face each other in the hopes of becoming champions in their respective weight categories.
The first edition of the Boxing Canada Open will be held from September 13 to 17, 2023. The competition will unfold at the Genesis Centre, a multi-purpose complex located in Northeast Calgary.
“What better opportunity and solution for our historical shortage of major competitions in Canada,” said Roy Halpin, Boxing Canada’s Executive Director. “An additional event for our boxers to compete and sharpen their international exposure as part of their development is a critical part of building our High Performance pathway and results nationally and internationally. Boxing Canada is looking forward to this long-term partnership with the City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary and wants to thank the city for their commitment to growing our sport.”
“Calgary is excited to have been selected as the host city for the inaugural Boxing Canada Open in 2023 and the concurrent events in 2024 and 2025,” said Carson Ackroyd, Senior Vice President of Sales with Tourism Calgary. “This event presents the unique opportunity to showcase Calgary’s hosting capacity to the best boxers from North America and beyond and is projected to inject more than $1.9 million per year into our visitor economy.”
This annual event is looking to grow and attract up to 1,500 athletes annually from multiple countries in the future. The Boxing Canada Open will help provide additional competition experience to Canadian boxers and grow the sport of boxing at all levels. It will also provide valuable learning opportunities for Canadian coaches, referees and judges, and officials.
More details will be unveiled over the course of the next year.
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