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The City partners with Otis Grant to offer boxing classes at the Olive-Urquhart Sports Centre

The City of Pointe-Claire is proud to announce that it has signed an agreement with Otis Grant to offer an amateur boxing program at the Olive-Urquhart Sports Centre. The program, called Grant Brothers Amateur Boxing Program, includes boxing classes and training sessions for those interested in learning this combat sport.

The Mayor of Pointe-Claire, Mr. Tim Thomas, is very proud to have signed this agreement today with Mr. Otis Grant, and to see that major sports figures are willing to offer their programming in Pointe-Claire’s sports facilities. This adds to the dynamism of the Sports Centre’s programming.

Mr. Grant’s program will include one-on-one training sessions, workouts and a variety of other community programs. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Otis Grant: Life after boxing  

Otis Grant, one of the founders of this program, is a former professional boxer who competed on the world stage and won a silver medal for Canada at the 1987 Pan-American Games. He is also one of the few Quebec boxers to have won a World Boxing Organization (WBO) championship.

Following his professional boxing career, Grant has been involved in a tremendous amount of community and charity work. The former boxer started his own foundation in 1999, the Otis Grant and Friends foundation, which continues to donate medicine, food and clothes to communities, while also aiding families in need across the country.  

For over 20 years, Otis Grant has been training boxers on the West Island with his brother Howard Grant. The duo run their own boxing gym in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, and are now expanding their program to Pointe-Claire.