Producing boxing ‘Champs’ from Cornwall

Jacob Villeneuve, Maximus Bourgon, Sahil Waheed and Mobeen Waheed brought home a series of medals from the 2016 Imperium Cup Boxing Tournament in Quebec in mid-May. (Champs Eastside Boxing Club via Newswatch Group)

The following is a news release from May 30, 2016 from Champs East Side Boxing Club after four of their members represented the club in Quebec:

Champs Eastside Boxing Club claimed some bragging rights at the 2016 Imperium Cup Boxing Tournament in Quebec in mid-May.

Jacob Villeneuve won Gold in the Juvenile Boys Novice 61kg division by defeating Jordan Perry of BC.

The 49kg Novice division was claimed by Sahil Waheed with victories over two Quebec boxers.

Mobeen Waheed claimed Gold in the 46kg Novice Cadet Boys division.

Maximus Bourgon defeated Esteban Rodriguez (Levi, QC) in the Open Class 51kg division.

Rodriguez was this year’s Canadian Cadet Boys Champion but Bourgon was not intimidated.  Bourgon was a buzz saw during the bout administering two standing eight counts to Rodriguez while clearly winning all three rounds.    Bourgon couldn’t make weight by 1kg forfeiting his opportunity at a Gold medal but boxed the Gold medal winner of the heavier 54kg division in an even tilt.

“These boys worked hard and earned every victory in a tough field of boxers,” said Champs Club Head Trainer Jorge Luis.  “They should be proud of how well they did,  I know I am.”

Champs Eastside Boxing Club has also produced professional boxers in world ranked Lightweight Tony Luis and Ronnie Robidoux, whose first pro bout is in June.