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Homegrown Boxing Talents Take To The Ring For World-class Bouts
Spring is heating up for local boxers, as several Kitchener-Waterloo natives get ready to take to the ring and duke it out against serious talent.
Led by the newly-formed management team of Syd Vanderpool, a former middleweight boxing champion, and Joe Phillips of Guelph, Ontario, Anthony “The Rowdy One” Russell is set to take on fast-rising star Steve Franjic on April 17th at Toronto’s Shaw Festival at the Royal York Hotel. “We are confident that our fight preparation has gotten us ready for an outstanding performance,”
Vanderpool and Phillips, together with local sponsor Solar One, strive for a single goal: Take homegrown, amateur boxing talent and help them rise through the professional ranks, all the way to a world title. Now the two have helped line up numerous fights in Canada and the US for their growing stable of fighters.
Boxing By Syd Vanderpool (BBSV) has also developed a good foundation of amateur boxers. Fans can witness these young rising stars at this year's Ontario Golden Gloves tournament. The Golden Gloves welcomes local favourites Shawn “The Flurry” Murray and Jessica “The Cobra” Camara to the ring over the three-day event hosted by BBSV. The event kicks off on Friday, April 20th at 7pm and runs throughout the weekend at Kitchener’s Delta Hotel. Tickets for the Golden Gloves can be purchased by calling 519-571- 1BOX (269).
Following the April matches, the management duo brings “Dangerous”
Shortly after Daley’s fight, Julius “Caesar” Bunda was scheduled to be the featured main event against Wilkins Santiago. Santiago has recently pulled out of the fight and Vanderpool is seeking another opponent to square off against Bunda. “It’s incredible to see how quickly Julius has risen in the middleweight class. He’s only had eight pro fights and now he’s going to be a main event. That’s a position not many fighters hold so early in their career,” adds Vanderpool.
Information about Boxing By Syd Vanderpool can be found at www.boxingbysyd.com.