Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy recently returned from the 2011 Ringside World Championships held in Kansas City. This is an “Invitational” tournament meaning anyone can attend. This year, 1300 athletes from all over the World would come to try and capture the coveted Belt! Two of our boxers came home with their hands full!
National Champion Mandy Bujold won her 4th Belt as she defeated Eleanor Boden of Australia, Sierra Picton -Welland Canada and eventually Bernice Hernandez from Las Vegas in the Finals. Also joining Mandy in winning a Belt was WRBA newcomer Amy Finkbiener who defeated Dana Soderholm of Kansas and Julia Dimarcantonio of Niagara Falls Canada in the final. Amy competed in the 141 lbs. Masters Novice Division.
WRBA Boxer David Palacios made it to the Finals but lost a very close decision to Umberto Tellez of Kansas. David won 3 bouts to make it to the Finals! Other WRBA boxers that made the trip were Del Plummer, Taylor Cloutier, Tajinder Lall and Duncan Wey.