People are sometimes shocked to learn that I’m a boxing fan. Mostly because I hate MMA. I get why people might be shocked to learn this… but it just seems like 95% of MMA is who can mount the other man and hold him there for as long as possible and periodically stroke him with their fist. If I wanted to watch that, there’s a whole internet that could provide me with ‘safe for TV gay porn’.
Boxing is so much better. I might even become a boxer one day! They’ll make a movie about me called “The Pugilist Case of Rocky Bussey” where all my life I never once prepared for a fight, until one day in my late 50s I realize it’s my calling. Actually, I do have a little bit of a secret desire to learn a little bit one day. Always good to be quick on your feet and with your hands. ;)
Anyway, I’ve noticed a severe lack of boxing in Toronto. In fact, in all my years in Toronto, I haven’t even heard of any events! Until now… October 22nd at Hershey Centre in Mississauga! This is a big event put on by Hennessy Sports, and features a card that’s designed to be a ‘Quebec vs Ontario’ series of matches. Montreal is the boxing capital of Canada, this is supposed to take some of the glory back to Ontario! While not in Toronto directly, this is the first step to bringing boxing to venues like the ACC.
Co-Headlined by a Super Featherweight matchup between Ontario’s Undefeated (15-0-1 with 7KOs) Logan McGuiness versus a world championship challenger and Quebecer, Benoit Gaudet and also with Undefeated Samuel Vargas of Mississauga taking on Ahmed Cheikho of Montreal in a walterweight match up. Others on the bill include Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson, Dillon Carman, Brandon “Bad Boy” Cook, Ibrahim “Firearm” Kamal, Natasha Spence, and Jeremy Abbott vs Harrison McBain.
You can purchase tickets on Ticketmaster.
You can win some through me! The great folks at Hennessy Sports have hooked me up with several pairs of tickets to giveaway! So here’s how to possibly win:
1. 1 entry: Follow Hennessy Sports on Twitter. Then comment here.
2. 1 entry: Like Hennessy Sports on Facebook. Then comment here.
3. 1 entry: Tweet “@HSportsCanada I want to see live boxing here in Ontario on #October22!”