ALL-CANADIAN CRUISERWEIGHT FIGHT HEADLINES ONTARIO CARD THIS WEEK
Press Release: Cruiserweights Denton Daley and Jason Douglas have taken two different roads in their boxing careers. But on Saturday, September 8th at The Hershey Centre in Mississauga, those roads cross in the most important domestic fight of the year. The up-and-coming Daley (6-0, 3 KOs), of Kitchener, Ontario, is coming off a one-sided beating of former Canadian cruiserweight champion Frank White this past May, in which the young upstart used his hand speed to dominate White. Finally, after six rounds, ringside officials decided to halt the fight.
But while Daley is riding the wave of promise and potential, Douglas (10-4, 4 KOs), also of Kitchener, is trying right a career that has fallen well short of the success that seemed certain after a decorated amateur career which included Commonwealth Games heavyweight gold in 2002, and Pan-Am Games bronze in 2003.
Like Daley, Douglas’ previous fight was with White. But while Daley thrived and dominated, Douglas snuck out of the ring with a narrow split decision win.
Can Douglas right his ship, and rediscover the magic that made him one of the best amateur fighters in the world, or will Daley continue his meteoric rise up the professional ladder?
Ajax, Ontario’s Brandon “Bad Boy” Cook (6-0, 3 KO’s) faces tough Israeli Danny Metzer (3-1, 1 KO) in a middleweight showdown... Former Canadian welterweight champion Tebor Brosch (6-3-5, 2 KO’s) is coming down two weight divisions to face tough Hungarian lightweight Gyorgy Mizsei Jr. (8-1, 4 KO’s)... Belleville, Ontario’s heavyweight showman Dillon “Big Country” Carmen (3-1, 2 KO’s) goes up against tough Alain Kashama (1-0)... Hamilton, Ontario lightweight Steven Wilcox (2-0, 1 KO) takes a step up in competition against Hungary’s Sandor Horvath (4-2, 2 KO’s)... Two 1-0 junior middleweights hook up over four rounds when Toronto’s Junmar Emon faces Truro, Nova Scotia’s Ryan McGrady.... And rounding out the action, Hamilton’s Amanda Beaudin (1-0) faces Burlington debutante Jacqueline Park for a four round bout.
Tickets are available at TicketMaster, or at the Hershey Centre box office.