If you've already clicked the link to this page, I'm already appreciative and thankful for your interest. This is mainly a last resort, because with the 2020 Provincals coming up soon, this opportunity is crucial.
My name is Kyle Jordan, and I'm an amateur boxer currently competing within Ontario. I started competing in 2018 and I have progressed alot.
I have trained overseas, such as Philippines, and worked with many elite athletes (eg. Canada's Olympian Hopefuls).
I have been selected to represent both Boxing Ontario and Boxing Canada for my next 2 international bouts, and I have fought internationally before 9 fights. With the overwhelming progress of how far I've gone, the opportunities ahead of me come with major sacrifices. Compared to many, I have been expanding much further and gaining better experiences outside of the country with these fights. I am currently associated under Kombat Arts and Valdez Strength&Performance.
One of the major sacrificies are athletic funding, specifically travel cost, food, and provided housing or hotel. Funds are limited, and can only cover a small portion. This is crucial with international bouts, and this is why I am using this platform to reach out in aid to represent my country against Aruba.
Its difficult to work many hours within jobs due to the number of sessions I train per day. I train 5-6x a week, utilizing 2-3 sessions a day. This can interfere with inputting hours at work. I currently have 2 jobs, one recently joined, but I have been away due to competitions. A lot of my expenses go towards dieting, transportation, and equipment. Sponsorship or corporate opportunities can only aid so much, but it's not sustainable for the amount of international bouts I will endure.
As one of the young athletes in this sport, and rising up, me and my coach have decided to enter me for the cycle for 2024 Olympics. With each of these international bouts, I am gaining points, aswell as more opportunity to fight outside the country. As a born-Filipino, I want to cross represent where I am born/raised. Both Canada and Philippines.
If you're not a believer of the progress...
- 2019 Provincal Silver Medalist - 1st Rd TKO in 30 seconds, fractured my knuckle, silver by default
- 2019 Silver Gloves Provincal Gold Medalist- 3rd Rd. TKO
- 2018 Ontario Winter Games Bronze Medalist
- 9th Bout Debut @ Barbados, Georgetown
- 10th Bout Debut @ New Brunswick vs Ireland
- Many more...
With the help of many, and even little is appreciated, I hope whoever reads this find interest, and shows support in many ways. The provided aid is to offset my expenses for my international bout, and to support travel costs. Thank you!
- Kevin Li
- Elijah Baltazar
- Samem Haidary
- Jovan Zecevic
- Gabriel Valdez