Canadian boxers Thibeault, Cavanagh advance to world championship finals

Canadian boxers Thibeault, Cavanagh advance to world championship finals

Canadian boxers Tammara Thibeault and Charlie Cavanagh won’t be going home empty-handed from the 2022 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul.

The two pugilists both scored wins in their semifinal bouts on Wednesday and move on to fight for gold in their respective finals on Friday.

Thibeault, of Regina, won a unanimous decision against Mozambique’s Rady Adosinda Gramane in middleweight (70-75 kilograms) division action and will face Atheyna Bylon of Panama in the final.

WATCH | Regina’s Thibeault punches ticket to IBA middleweight world championship final:

Regina’s Tammara Thibeault punches ticket to IBA middleweight world championship gold bout

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Duration 15:58

Regina’s Tammara Thibeault won a unanimous decision against Mozambique’s Rady Adosinda Gramane in her middleweight (70-75 kilograms) semifinal bout at the IBA women’s world boxing championships in Istanbul. She will face Atheyna Bylon of Panama in the gold medal bout on Friday.

Saint John, N.B., native Cavanagh defeated Ichrak Chaib of Algeria in a clash of welterweights (63-66 kg), taking the win on points (3-2).

Cavanagh moves on to face Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli in Friday’s final. Surmeneli had a raucous home crowd chanting her name and cheering her on as she scored a unanimous decision against Thailand’s Janjaem Suwannapheng.

WATCH | N.B.’s Cavanagh to fight for IBA welterweight world championship gold:

New Brunswick’s Charlie Cavanagh to fight for IBA welterweight world championship gold

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Duration 16:00

Saint John, N.B., native Charlie Cavanagh defeated Ichrak Chaib of Algeria in her welterweight (63-66 kg) semifinal bout at the IBA women’s world boxing championships in Istanbul, taking the the win on points (3-2). She will face Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli in the gold medal bout on Friday.

Gold medallists pocket $100,000 US at the event, while silver medallists take home $50,000.

CBCSports.ca will stream both bouts on Friday, with coverage beginning at 11 a.m. ET.

Published at Wed, 18 May 2022 17:39:03 +0000