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Canada’s Thibeault claims gold, Cavanagh takes silver at boxing worlds

Tammara Thibeault

ISTANBUL — Canada’s Tammara Thibeault was golden on the ladies’s world boxing championships on Friday.

The 25-year-old from Regina gained the middleweight class (70-75 kilograms) with a split-decision win (4-1) over Atheyna Bylon of Panama.

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“This has been my dream ceaselessly and I did it,” Thibeault stated. “It nonetheless feels surreal however I’m so pleased.”

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Thibeault had clinched her spot within the gold-medal bout by beating Mozambique’s Rady Adosinda Gramane in a unanimous choice on Wednesday.

Thibeault, who gained bronze on the 2019 world championships, pocketed US$100,000 for the victory.

Charlie Cavanagh, a 21-year-old from Saint John, N.B., captured silver within the welterweight class (63-66 kilograms) earlier Friday, shedding to Olympic champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey.

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The referee stopped the bout within the last minute.

“That is my first time being stopped,” Cavanagh stated. “It is a very powerful tablet to swallow.”

Cavanagh earned $50,000 for the runner-up end.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Could 20, 2022.

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