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Canadian boxers take two silvers at 52nd Belgrade Winner

Canadian boxers take two silvers at 52nd Belgrade Winner

By Asif Hossain

Canadian men came away with two silver medals at the 52nd Belgrade Winner, a boxing tournament for elite men that took place in Serbia over the weekend.

Francois Pratte suffered a controversial loss in the 56kg final after a cut caused him to be judged unable to continue in the third round, handing Italy’s Cipriano Ciro the gold medal by Technical Knockout Injury.

Francois Pratte

Photo: Pratte at 2013 Elite Canadian Championships (Arthur Images for Boxing Canada).

Coach Daniel Trepanier expressed his frustration saying, “it was sad, Francois was winning but due to a cut caused by a head butt the Gold was taken from him.”

In the 60kg B final Lucas Bahdi finished second to Hungarian Varga Miklos, who won on points.

Lucas Bahdi

Photo: Bahdi (right) at 2013 Elite Canadian Championships (Arthur Images for Boxing Canada). 

“Lucas boxed well but his opponent had much more experience,” Trepanier said. “It was a great performance from our men’s team for our season opener.”

Participants in the tournament arrived from 10 countries to compete in eight weight categories – complete Canadian results in Belgrade.

From July 16-20 Boxing Canada will host the 2014 Canadian Golden Gloves in Cornwall, Ontario, a major tournament that will be open to male and female competitors, expected to attract amateur boxers from all over North America.

By Asif Hossain

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