Kenny Lally has wanted to wear the maple leaf since the first time he saw the Olympic Games on TV. He won his sixth national title in October 2014 after he had taken a year away from the national team following the 2013 World Championships to rest and spend time with family. While he continued to train, aiming to add bulk and power to his frame, Lally missed the chance to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Lally is yet to make his Olympic debut, coming up short of qualifying for London 2012 when he lost in the quarterfinals of the continental qualification tournament. Lally made history at the 2010 Continental Championships in Quito, Ecuador where he became just the third Canadian boxer to ever defeat a Cuban competitor, taking down Marcos Forestal en route to the silver medal.
Family: Parents Ranbir and Jasvir Lally… Older brother Sunny… Older sister Sonya… Getting into the Sport: Started boxing at age 13 after watching the movie Ali… Also wanted to be cool like his friend who was a boxer and wore hand wraps… Outside Interests: Enjoys hiking and playing guitar… Helps runs his family’s trucking company, Lally Trucking Ltd that has a fleet of 15 super-Bs; works as a dispatcher and on the maintenance of the trucks… Odds and Ends: Nickname: King of the North… Inspired by Muhammad Ali because his influence went beyond boxing… Before a competition will always pray at the Sikh temple… Puts his left shoe and glove on first… Favourite motto: Courage is not the absence of fear but the acquired ability to move beyond fear and do what needs to be done…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
AIBA WCh: 2013 – Elim 1st Rd (56kg); 2011 – Elim. 1st Rd (52kg)
PAC: 2010 – SILVER (54kg); 2009 – 7th (57kg)