TORONTO, ON – (April 20, 2011) On Friday June 24th, United Boxing Promotions, in association with Hennessy Sports Canada, marks the tenth year of pro boxing at Mississauga’s Hershey Centre with “Friday Night at The Fights,” featuring Canada’s top warriors like NABA Lightweight champion Logan Cotton McGuinness, leading welterweight contender Victor Lupo, and heralded prospect Colin Fish.
After transforming from a raw prospect into a proven, polished contender Toronto’s Logan Cotton McGuinness (14-0-1, 7 KO’s, WBA #12) now has his sights set on not only defending his North American crown, but adding some world title belts to his ever expanding collection.
“You’d be hard-pressed to find another fighter who has improved as dramatically as Logan has,” McGuinness’ promoter, Adam Harris of Hennessy Sports Canada, said.
“He’s now a slick and gritty boxer-puncher who can dominate someone over the distance, or chop them down with either hand.”
Romanian-born Torontonian Victor Lupo (19-1-2, 9 KO’s, WBC # 22) saw his career kick into full gear in February, when he out-willed former world champion Junior Witter (37-3-2, 22 KO’s) over 10 rough-and-tumble rounds to capture the WBC International Silver Welterweight title.
“Simply put, Victor is a pit bull,” Harris said of Lupo, who saw his WBC ranking climb 18 spots with the win over Witter.
“There isn’t a fighter in the world he wouldn’t try to run through to win.”
Set to make his highly anticipated Canadian professional debut is four-time national amateur champion, and one of the most lauded prospects in recent Canadian boxing history, Oshawa, Ontario’s Colin Fish. Also scheduled to step through the ropes on June 24th are top Canadian featherweight prospect Tyler Asselstine, fan favourites Phil Rose and Brandon Cook, as well as Ryan Wagner and Jeremy Abbott facing off in a local grudge match. More fights will be announced shortly for what is shaping up to be an absolutely stacked card.
“This is just a great night of boxing, and a chance for us to thank the Mississauga fans for keeping the sport going here in Southern Ontario this past decade,” said Don MacDonald of United Boxing Promotions.
“Hershey Centre boxing fans have proven over the years that if you give them a reason to keep coming back, they will stick by you.”
Tickets for this can’t-miss 10th Anniversary event priced at $30 and $50 are available now at the Hershey Centre box office, or through Ticketmaster by calling (416) 872-5000 or logging onto www.ticketmaster.ca.