Canadian Heavyweight Simon Kean (7-0-0) made short work of American Danny Calhoun (6-2-0), Saturday, November 19 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, stopping him in the first round.
“I am still happy that all of my hard work in the gym was able to be shown in the ring. My technique was certainly better. I never opened my guard and I was never rushed off balance. Yeah, I’m happy even though I did not get time to punch a lot, ” Kean told the Journal de Montreal.
Up next for Kean will bill be a bout against the imposing Canadian champion Raymond Olubowale (11-7-1) for the CPBC heavyweight belt on January 28 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
In another fight, Tony Luis (22-3-0) got the better of the Mexican, Christian Uruzquieta (14-3-1) by unanimous decision.
“It was not a perfect evening, said Luis on social networks later in the evening. Although I stay in shape, this fight has been agreed at the last minute and I felt my inactivity the last nine months. But I’m back where I belong. I have to thank God for giving me the patience and strength to get through the last few months when I thought that my career had fallen in limbo forever. I dealt with vile and ruthless people in this industry, but I never compromised my principles and I am grateful for not having thrives on the bitterness face my love for the sport. I want to thank my opponent, Christian Uruzquieta for allowing that one fight a great fight. He had not lost in six, recording in this period a series of 10 victories, and I can see why. I have to thank my new promoter, Liveco Entertainment and United Promotions for giving me this opportunity. “
Recall that Tony Luis, who had more than half of his fights in Quebec, lost a unanimous decision in the hands of Derry Mathews in England in April 2015, as part of an interim world title fight WBA.
In one of the best fights of the year, Hamilton lightweight Josh O’Reilly improved to 7-0 with a close, unanimous decision over Mexico’s Angel Sarinana, 7-4-2, a decision many on hand disagreed with. The bout was an absolute war with Sarinana nailing O’Reilly with a right hand in the first for a devastating knockdown. For eight rounds, the two traded huge shots.
Whitby middleweight Phil (The Assassin) Rose sent Oakville’s Ryan Young to the canvas three times in their first round of their 160-pound bout before referee Donovan Boucher stopped it with two seconds left. Young was a perfect 10-0 heading into the fight while Rose, 6-4-1, had lost three out of his last four. The beginning of the end came when Rose hammered Young with a vicious right that sent Young to the canvas for the first time.
In a cruiserweight brawl, Abokan Bokpe of Bowmanville ON improved his pro record to 3-0 with a unanimous four-round decision victory over a game Brock Arthur of Whitby, 1-2-1.
The next big show from United Boxing Promotions is set for February 25th, once again at the legendary Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.