BOXING ON THE RADIO IN TORONTO THIS WEEKEND
Press Release: On Saturday night in Mississauga, Ontario, United Boxing Promotions and TSN 1050 will team up to bring live coverage of the all-Ontario cruiserweight battle between Denton Daley (6-0, 3 KOs) and former Commonwealth Games heavyweight gold medalist Jason Douglas (10-4, 4 KOs). Jason Abelson and Dave Turchett will call the action from ringside, beginning at 9:30 PM. “We’re so pleased to be reintroducing live boxing to the Toronto radio market,” said Don Macdonald of United Boxing Promotions.
“I really wanted to deliver the drama of a great fight back to the airwaves, and the people at TSN 1050 shared my vision. I can’t think of a better radio partner. And we’re hoping this Saturday will be just the beginning.”
Both Daley and Douglas have a lot at stake Saturday, with the winner becoming the next in line for Canadian champion Ryan Henney.
“Daley and Douglas have taken divergent paths to get to this fight, and each have so much riding on the outcome,” said Abelson.
“Daley is the young prospect looking to keep climbing the boxing ladder, while Douglas is muddling through a pro career that has really fallen well short of what many expected after being such a decorated amateur. This is Daley’s first chance, and Douglas’ last chance.”
Tickets to United Promotion’s Full Throttle, on Saturday, September 8th are available at TicketMaster, or at the Hershey Centre box office.
On the undercard, Ajax, Ontario’s Brandon “Bad Boy” Cook (6-0, 3 KO’s) faces 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 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 Alain Kashama (1-0); and Hamilton, Ontario lightweight Steven Wilcox (2-0, 1 KO) takes a step up in competition against Budapest, Hungary’s Sandor Horvath (4-2, 2 KO’s).