What a great card last night in Niagara Falls! My opponent changed at intermission and a great guy stepped into the ring with me for our second chance to fight one another - the first time being at last year's nationals. He proved to be a great opponent and we were able to take home Best Bout of the Night. I won the fight by unanimous decision and also won best Boxer of the Night, too - giving me 6 wins in my current winning streak. Olympian Mike Strange presented the awards.
Rumble at the Falls III
September 6, 2018
On Thursday night, September 6th, I won a unanimous decision over my opponent from Puerto Rico., Carlos Flores. I was able to give him an eight count in the second round but he fought hard to last the three rounds for a judges decision.
On Sunday, August 12, 2018 I fought Cody Zappone of New York State. The fights were held at Lanzi's by the Lake - my second outdoor venue of the summer. I won the decision after our three rounds.
July 6 & 8, 2018
What a great feeling to be in my home community for a boxing show and to win both matches against Puerto Rico. And to win Boxer of the Weekend along with Ashlann Lozado from the Puerto Rican Team was also an honour! Hope we get to do this again next year!
Team Canada is off to Puerto Rico for a two week training camp.
May 19, 2018
My winning streak started again Saturday night with a unanimous decision win over Quebec's Zachary Fluerant.
Fight Night in Montreal - May 19
May 4-6, 2018
At the Ken Goff Memorial Tournament, on Friday, May 4th I lost a unanimous decision to the USA 64kg Champ. On Sunday, May 6th, the Brandt Cup, he and I squared off a second time. It was much closer fight though I lost by split decision.
The Kenn Goff Memorial Tournament was like none I have ever been a part of before - blacktie with no stops on the hype up at the event!
With 8 boxers in my weight division from across Canada all fighting - literally - for the number one place I knew I had to box my best. After winning my quarterfinal match on Thursday, I had a break until semi finals on Saturday night. As I entered the room, I was notified that my opponent would not be boxing that evening giving me a walkover win to the finals on Sunday.
On Sunday, I entered the ring with Quebec. My opponent was a good match and I was boxing well. I won the title with a 4-1 decision after the three rounds, bringing home my fourth Canadian title. This makes me the first male boxer in NS to have Canadian titles in each of the junior, youth, and elite divisions.
CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO WATCH A SHORT MONTAGE OF MY SECOND BOUT VS POLAND
Last week Team Poland arrived in Montreal for our first tournament of 2018 - a dual match competition. My opponent was tough both bouts but I managed to beat him for two wins. Pierre Lavoie got some great shots and videoclips of all of the bouts. Pierre did a fabulous job with his footage - thanks to Pierre and Way Productions. Click on the photo to see a brief montage, created by Pierre, of my second bout, on Sunday, January 28th, vs Karol Kowal. This win gave me my 14th straight win. #goingforgold #keepthestreakalive