The series will feature up and coming fighters looking to get to the next level in the near future. Most of the boxers are from Canada but some will travel from various parts of the globe to showcase their skills.
“I’ve had the idea of doing this for awhile and am glad it’s officially coming to fruition,” said Lee Baxter. “Canada has many talented fighters hungry to make it to the next level. Unfortunately, there aren’t the same amount of opportunities here that there are elsewhere. It also took me awhile to to find the right venue and I’m glad we found it at the Danforth Music Hall here in Tornoto because it’s a great place. The goal of “World Championship Boxing: “The Next Generation” is to provide a platform for fighters that believe they can make a name for themselves and aspire to make it to the top in this sport.”
In the main event, super featherweight Alex Dilmaghani (10-1, 2 KO’s) makes his Canada debut in a ten round bout. Born in England, the 24-year-old had his first eight bouts in England before relocating to Mexico for his last three fights. In 2016, Dilmaghani moved to Canada and signed with Lee Baxter Promotions. This is his first fighter under their banner and he’s looking to make a big statement.
Lightweight Steven Wilcox of Hamilton, Ontario will fight in the eight round co-feature. With an outstanding 13-1-1 record and five wins by knockout, the slick southpaw fought for the WBC International championship in 2015, battling undefeated Mick Gadbois to a draw. The popular Wilcox has been matched tough the last few years and his lone defeat came via controversial decision.
Tim “The Irish” Cronin, 7-1-1 (2 KO’s) is scheduled to box in a six round light heavyweight contest. Since dropping his pro debut, the Etobicoke, Ontario native is undefeated in eight fights.
Junior middleweight Mayron Zeferino and heavyweights Mladen Mijas and Augistino D’Aluisio are slated to appear in four round bouts.
All opponents will be announced shortly.
Sponsored by Everlast, Vonbets, Hardknocks Boxing Club & Labatts Brewery, tickets to “World Championship Boxing: “The Next Generation are on sale now for $45, $55 and $65 by calling 416-797-3375. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the first fight is scheduled for 7:30.
For more information on Lee Baxter Promotions, please visit Leebaxtermgt.com.