Michael Strange (boxer)

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Michael Strange
Personal information
Born (1970-08-06) August 6, 1970 (age 44)
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Michael "Mike" V. Strange (born August 6, 1970 in Niagara Falls, Ontario) is a retired boxer from Canada, competing in the light welterweight (< 64 kg) division. He represented his native country at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain.

Strange was named Canada's Boxer of the Year in 1996. Two years later in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia he won the gold medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in the light welterweight category.

He is currently the owner of "The Highland Tap Pub" in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

To raise money for cancer awareness, Mike Strange started the Box Run. He began running from Thunder Bay, Ontario towards Victoria, British Columbia on April 12, 2012. He ran 81 dys of an average of over 40 km per day finishing his run on July 3,2012 in Victoria at Mile Zero, 3149 km later.The BoxRun raised over $100,000 dollars for Childhood Cancer Canada and Mike continues to raise awareness and funds for the same organization and is currently doing motivational talks to both children and adults at www.mikestrange.com.

Amateur results[edit]

1992 Olympic Games (as a Featherweight)

1994 Commonwealth Games (as a Lightweight)

  • Defeated Emmanuel Clottey (Ghana) 29-3
  • Defeated Irvin Buhlalu (South Africa) 8-7
  • Defeated Hassan Matumla (Tanzania) 11-6
  • Defeated Kalolo Fiaui (New Zealand) 12-2
  • Defeated Martin Renaghan (Ireland) 18-11

1995 Pan American Games (as a Lightweight)

  • Defeated Benjamin Bucio (Mexico) 4-2
  • Defeated Franklin Frias (Dominican Republic) 11-6
  • Lost to Julio González (Cuba) 2-13

1996 Olympic Games (as a Lightweight)

1998 Commonwealth Games (as a Light Welterweight)

  • Defeated Hassan Matumla (Tanzania) 21-7
  • Defeated Kloba Sehloho (Lesotho) 21-1
  • Defeated Davis Mwale (Zambia) 19-1
  • Defeated Gerry Legras (Seychelles) 16-8

2000 Olympic Games (as a Light Welterweight)

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