Boxer Eugene “Gene” Brosseau was the only Canadian ever to win two US amateur titles, and was so well respected he was known as “Gentleman Gene”.
Sabrina Aubin earned her way onto the national team six years ago after undergoing surgical reconstruction of her labrum, which led to people telling her she would never box again.
Irène Fiolek joined a boxing class at her local fitness centre at the age of 15 with some friends from school, discovering her passion for the sport
Myriam Da Silva Rondeau underwent two surgeries to her right hand in 2015 and 2016, but came back to win the national title in 2018 and finish a career-high top-eight at the world championships
Tammara Thibeault took up boxing at age 9 because her father and brother were attending a class for fun