Cornwall native Tony “Lightning” Luis spent the last nine years globetrotting, racking up wins. Now his local fans will get the opportunity to see him in the ring in person, instead of on a TV screen. On April 15, Tony will put his future on the line against Noe “El Dengue” Nuñez at the Cornwall Civic Complex.
The event, which holds the promise of delivering all the glitz and glamor of a Las Vegas-style event, is being promoted by California-based Liveco Boxing, puts an end to years of anticipation from Cornwall fight fans who have been eager to cheer on their hometown champ in person.
In a pivotal matchup, Luis (22-3, 7 KOs) will battle the formidable Nunez (17-4-1, 13 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round clash pitting Luis’ speed and savvy against the taller, aggressive Mexican lightweight from Sinaloa. Luis faces a must-win scenario to advance his career as a professional boxer.
“Every fight for me is to get one step closer to a world title shot,” Luis said. “I need to keep winning.”
A win in Cornwall, in front of his hometown fans, will propel Luis high into the world rankings and set him up for a title bout in the near future. His record against some of the world’s top talent, including an upset over the formerly undefeated Karl Dargan, puts Luis on the cusp of title contention.
Now he readies to fight a rising Mexican star in the same town where Luis was born and trains with his father.
“Nuñez is a tough, talented guy. He packs a dangerous punch,” Luis said. “I’ve got to showcase my hand speed and abilities to get past him and get the win.”
In a highly-anticipated undercard bout, Akwesasne native son, Ronnie “Rocket” Robidoux (2-0, 2 KOs) looks to keep his perfect professional record intact, facing the rugged Jesus Ortega of Mexico over 4-rounds. Robidoux, who trains in Cornwall under the tutelage of Jorge Luis, looks to add another knockout win to the record after a stunning knockout victory over Donnis Reed in California last month.
Another pupil of Jorge Luis, Ireland’s “Lethal” Larry Fryers (2-0, 1 KO), now residing in upstate New York, is set to clash against Mexico’s Michel Polina in a 4-round Welterweight bout. Fryers, who seeks to build on last month’s punishing knockout of Rolando Padilla, is one of the most exciting young prospects in boxing. His relentless aggression and fighting style will surely not disappoint.
More undercard bouts will be announced shortly.
Ron Sanderson, CEO of Liveco Boxing, says he’s thrilled to showcase a hometown hero in front of a hometown crowd. “It doesn’t get any better than this. These matches, with Tony as the headliner and Ronnie and Larry on the undercard, will make for an electrifying evening of boxing. We’re looking for fireworks and a ton of excitement out of these fighters. And we’re especially looking forward to seeing Tony take this huge leap forward in his career.”
Tickets for the April 15th event start at only $25.00 and go on sale Wednesday, March 8th at 10:00 AM. They can be purchased online at www.admission.com, by phone (613) 938-9400, or in person at the Cornwall Civic Complex box office. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the first bout scheduled for 8:00 PM.