The February match brings Daley back to where it all began, where he launched his professional boxing career in early 2010. Now he’ll face off against Benito Quiroz of Mexico, a fighter whose victories have all been won by knockout. “It’ll be exciting to see Denton back in the Hershey Centre ring and have him show the Mississauga crowd how much he’s grown since that first pro fight two years ago,” adds Vanderpool. “He’s a thrilling boxer, and our team is confident he’ll wear the national cruiserweight crown in the not-too-distant future.”
Daley is one of the country’s top cruiserweight prospects, already ranked #4 in Canada by the BoxRec rating system, with an undefeated record of 4-0-0 in his still-young career. It was that inaugural 2010 fight that launched Daley’s professional status, and won the favour of the audience, when he delivered a brutal knockout against Irving Chestnut of London, Ontario.
On top of Daley’s match, United Promotions is bringing five additional bouts to the night’s card, with the main event to feature unbeaten welterweight Samuel Vargas in a ten-round match-up against Manolis Platis from Montreal, Quebec.
While building champion fighters is a main priority for Boxing by Syd Vanderpool, it’s just as critical to Vanderpool and Phillips to stay close to their roots and maintain a community-based aspect to their team. “Hard work always goes a long way, but so does the support of a strong community,” says Vanderpool. With support from businesses such as Solar One and All Exterior Improvements, the management company continues to strengthen and grow. “We want to not only help athletes achieve all they can professionally, but we want to lead by example and help the communities in which we live and train.” This includes hosting Fight for your Cause, a charity boxing event that raised close to $10,000 dollars for local agencies like Big Brothers Big Sisters and Children’s Wish Foundation.
The February 11 Mississauga event kicks off at 7:30pm and is part of a year-long series of boxing. All four events planned for 2012 will feature ‘Dangerous’