Canada’s Mandy Bujold booked her place in the final of the women’s flyweight division at the AMBC American Confederation Championships after an impressive display in Tegucigalpa.
The two-time Pan American Games gold medallist achieved a convincing victory over Argentina’s Clara Lescurat in the 48 to 51 kilogram event at the Coliseum Nacional de Ingenieros in the Honduran capital.
Bujold was awarded the victory by four of the judges, with the fifth deeming the scores to have been level at the end of the contest.
The Canadian will now face the challenge of the United States’ Virginia Fuchs in the gold medal match.
Fuchs emerged as a unanimous points winner at the end of her fight against Venezuela’s Tayonis Anaonis Cedeno Rojas.
Canada’s success continued in the women’s featherweight division, as Sabrina Aubin achieved a 4-1 verdict on the judges’ scorecards against Puerto Rico’s Ashleyann Lozada Motta.
Colombia’s Marcela Arias lies in wait in the final, having won her 54 to 57kg contest with Pamela Sanchez Valdivia of Costa Rica by a unanimous verdict.
There will be a Canada against United States contest in the women’s middleweight final, with Tammara Thibeault and Oshae Jones having earned victories for their respective nations in the semi-finals.
Thibeault triumphed 4-1 against Panama’s Atheyna Bylon, while America’s Jones won 5-0 in her fight with Venezuela’s Francelis Carmona Paez.
Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Piñeiro is through to the women’s light welterweight final, having won 4-1 against Omailyn Alcala of Venezuela.
She will now face Argentina’s Dayana Sanchez, who prevailed 4-1 over the United States' Stacia Suttles.
Competition at the Championships will continue tomorrow, with men’s boxing set to resume.
As well as gold medals, competitors at the AMBC American Confederation Championships are also vying for places at the men's International Boxing Association (AIBA) World Championships in Hamburg, which run from August 25 to September 3.