- The most entertaining fight on this card will likely be Jessie MacMillan vs Ryan McGrady. Both guys are durable, relentless fighters. MacMillian will likely have a sizeable reach advantage, but McGrady is more than willing to take a few punches to land a big one of his own. Expect fireworks from the opening bell!
- In the main event, Tyson Cave faces Jovanny Soto for the second time in a featherweight ten rounder. In their first meeting, Cave took a shutout UD10.
- Since defeating Soto in their first bout, Cave is a perfect 5-0-0. Soto is a respectable 4-2-0, including a win over Ever Ceballos. His two losses came to veterans Daiki Kameda of Japan and Cristian Mijares of Mexico. The later is fighting Leo Santa Cruz for the WBC super bantamweight title on March 8 in Las Vegas. Continue reading
Tyson Cave (Centre) returns this weekend in Nova Scotia
Tyson Cave returns this Saturday, March 8, in Spryfield, Nova Scotia, in a featherweight ten rounder against Jovanny Soto of Mexico. Cave and Soto fought once previously, resulting in a UD10 win for Cave. Prospects Steve Rolls and Ryan Young are also slated to appear. Check back later today for a “In the Know” segment about this card.
Eric Barrak is healed up from his recent injury and set to return on May 31 in Vaudreuil, Quebec. His opponent remains TBA.
There were only a handful of changes to the rankings this month. Arash Usmanee, who has been recovering from injury, has been removed from the rankings after remaining inactive for six months. With Usmanee out, McGuinness enters the national rankings at #10, after leading the central rankings last month. Following McGuinness’ jump to the national ratings, Mikael Zewski becomes Canadian Boxiana’s #1 fighter in the central region, while Andrew Gardiner gets bumped up to #10. In the women’s national rankings, Jessica Rakoczy was accidentally ranked last month, despite six months of inactivity, but has been removed in this edition. With her win over Yolanda Segura, Sandy Tsagouris enters the rankings at #5. Jacqueline Park has been removed due to inactivity. Continue reading
Toronto, Ontario (Feb. 25, 2014) – History will be made this spring when Boxing Ontario and United Promotions join forces to create one of the biggest weeks of boxing in Ontario history. Boxing Ontario will be hosting their Provincial Championships May 1-3, 2014. The crowned Provincial Champions will be headed to the national championships in October to contest for their spot at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. Then on Saturday May 3, United Promotions will announce the winners of the Ontario Provincial Championships and hand out their hardware. Following the ceremonies, spectators will be treated to a blockbuster night of Professional boxing with an action packed professional card.
GATINEAU, QUEBEC, Canada (March 3, 2014) – World-rated welterweight Antonin Decarie (29-2, 9 KOs) will headline the seventh installment of the popular Fight Night Series on March 28, airing live on pay per view from Lac Leamy Casino in Gatineau, Ontario, Canada.
Fight Club Series, presented by Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM), is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 7:00 p.m. ET – 4:00 p.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via DIRECTV, iN Demand, DISH, and Avail-TVN. The event may also be watched worldwide on PPV at http://www.PunchingGrace.com. Continue reading
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Mrdjenovich (right) lands a right hand on Zarika (left). Photo Credit: Guhdar Photography
By Darren Hauck
On Saturday, March 1, KO Boxing and Independent Jewellers presented their “Mandatory Defense” evening of professional boxing at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. In the headliner, Mrdjenovich proved once again why she is a World Champion. Midway through round 1 Mrdjenovich connected with a double left hook that dropped Zarika, but just when you thought it was going to be an early stoppage, Zarika continued after an 8 count. With Mrdjenovich’ last two opponents being little more than light sparring sessions, Zarika showed her boxing experience through good movement, often frustrating Mrdjenovich. With a 6 inch height advantage, Mrdjenovich found herself punching downward often, missing many shots on the speedier, crouching Zarika. Throughout this 10 rounder Mrdjenovich hunted down Zarika looking for that power shot opportunity, but it was not to be. Zarika was in survival mode and she accomplished her mission. At the end of ten entertaining rounds of boxing the judges’ scorecard read Scores 99-90, 100-89, and 98-91, all in favor of Mrdjenovich. Continue reading