Josh O’Reilly to Defend NABA Crown, Tim Cronin Meets Ryan Young, on Stacked, Twelve-Fight Card at CAA Centre in Brampton on May 11
On May 11, 2019, United Boxing Promotions returns to the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario, for an enormous twelve-fight evening of professional boxing action, featuring the return of North American Boxing Association (NABA) champion Josh “Dubs” O’Reilly (14-0-0, 5KOs) of Hamilton in his first defense against Oscar Mejia (14-3-1, 6KOs) of Aguascalientes, Mexico.
O’Reilly won the title in Brampton back in January and is eager to defend his crown against all-comers. In the co-main event, former unified Canadian super welterweight champion Ryan Young (12-4-0, 10KOs) of Oakville moves up to light heavyweight to challenge reigning Canadian champ Tim Cronin (11-2-2, 2KOs) of Etobicoke for ten rounds or less. Fans will also be treated to the return of blue-chip prospect Sukhdeep Chakria (4-0-0, 2KOs) of Ajax and Antonio Napolitano (3-0-0, 2KOs) of Saint Catherines.
In addition to the two ten-round headliners, the show will feature a whopping five six-round bouts, providing fans with exceptional value for their money. At lightweight, former Canadian champion Buzz Grant (11-5-0, 4KOs) of Orangeville returns against Daniel Sanchez (3-4-1, 2KOs) of Mexico City.
Sanchez is 2-1-0 in Canada, with his lone loss coming via split decision to Cody Kelly (3-2-0) of Wasaga Beach. Kelly is also back in action, taking on Dylan Rushton (1-3-1) of Hamilton in a six round rematch. Rushton is out for revenge after Kelly walked away with a unanimous decision in their first encounter back in January.
In another all-Canadian six rounder, national welterweight contender Larone Whyte (4-3-0, 3KOs) meets Dave Leblond (4-5-0, 1KOs) of Thetford Mines, Quebec. Whyte is coming off a huge KO1 victory over 40+ fight veteran Cesar Chavez (32-14-0, 18KOs) of Mexico last September. At middleweight, Antonio Napolitano (3-0-0, 2KOs) of Saint Catherines will be tested against the always tough Ricardo Planter (6-10-2, 3KOs) of Jamaica and Sukhdeep Singh Chakria (4-0-0, 2KOs) will take on Mikhail Miller (2-3-1) of Toronto.
Another five fights are slated for the four round route. In a light heavyweight affair, crowd favorite Jason Alexander (2-3-2) of Orangeville is back to take on London’s Nick Robinson (0-1-0). Alexander is surging of late, going undefeated in his last four contests.
At cruiserweight, Salar Gholemi (1-0-0) of Toronto makes his Canadian debut against Lyndon Chambers (1-4-1) of Barrie. Gholemi turned pro in December, defeating Eduardo Rodrigo Pacheco (4-4-2, 1KOs) in Mexico. Last but not least, a trio of promising newcomers make their debuts including Brock Strumpf of Elora, Peter Nowaczek of Toronto, and Mark Smither of Barrie.
Tickets are on sale now at the CAA Centre box office and Ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 855-985-5000.