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Boxing Canada – Montreal – September 4th, 2019. On Thursday, September 12th, Team Canada’s Elite boxers will be stepping into the ring against Team Philippines as part of one of Winnipeg’s most entertaining annual charitable events, the Melee Gala. Hosted by United Boxing Club, the seventh edition of the boxing event will take place at the upscale Metropolitan EntertainmentCentre (281 Donald St, Winnipeg MB R3C 1M9) with a rematch event, the United Boxing Classic, scheduled on Sunday, September 15th at the same venue.

The Melee Gala is the closest thing to a premier Las Vegas boxing card you will find in Manitoba. First held in 2013, the event has quickly established itself as one of the most anticipated dates on any sports fans’ calendars. The event will feature United Boxing Corporate Challenge, where white-collar competitors are put through an intensive 12-week boxing training leading to their first bout, as well as six international Olympic-style bouts between Canada and Philippines.

Here are the boxers who will take part in the international portion of the Melee VII Gala:

TEAM CANADA WEIGHT TEAM PHILIPPINES
Phillip Matombo 52 kg Marvin Tabamo
Justin Parina 52 kg Crissan Paul Diacamos
Spencer Wilcox 60 kg Charly Suarez
Junior Petanqui 69 kg Marjon Piañar
Sara Haghighat-Joo 51 kg Irish Magno
Caroline Veyre 57 kg Nesthy Petecio

“We are very excited to host the Melee VII Gala event, in support of Variety, the Children’s Charity. United Boxing Club is a not for profit organization, supported by volunteers, coaches and instructors. We operate on the pay it forward system, using Olympic-style boxing to engage with the community and provide much-needed support to great charitable causes,” affirms Ryan Savage, United Boxing Club’s President and Founder, and Boxing Canada’s Vice President. “The Melee VII Gala will surely be a great night of entertainment.”

For more information, you can visit the Melee Gala’s Official website as well as Boxing Canada’s Event Pages (Melee VII Gala / 2019 United Boxing Classic) and social media as results will be updated in real time. Also, for the first time since the event was created, the boxing bouts will be live streamed on United Boxing Club’s Facebook Page.

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