Mandy Bujold: Instant Profile
Boxer is a 2-time Pan Am Games champ
By Callum Ng, CBC Sports
Mandy Bujold doesn't fit the boxing stereotype skin deep, and she'll be the first one to tell you.
The two-time Pan Am Games champion saves her grit for the ring. The 29-year-old has fought through the disappointment of missing London 2012 to become a medal shot in Rio.
Beating U.S. boxer Marlen Esparza in the 2015 Pan Am Games gold medal final.
Esparza was the reigning world champion at the time and won bronze at the London Olympics.
She said it...
- "Qualifying for the Olympics is probably harder than winning a medal at the Olympics."
What they're saying about her...
- "She's got a lot of tough competition but, you know, I had a lot of tough competition when I went to the Olympics. It's all in the mindset. She's definitely got the great mindset for going into the ring. And into Rio." - Lennox Lewis
She knows the majority of women in her flyweight competition and, for a fighter, knowledge can make the difference.
She enters her first Olympic Games and, as always, the distractions are abundant on the biggest stage. Handling these will be very important, something Bujold has frequently noted.
Lennox Lewis is a big Mandy Bujold fan (pronounced Booj-OH). The former heavyweight champion and 1988 Olympic gold medallist for Canada is also from Kitchener.