United Boxing Promotions (UBP) has announced its signing of three-time Canadian National amateur champion Lucas “Prince” Bahdi to an exclusive promotional contract.
“Lucas is Niagara Falls’ most decorated amateur fighter since the days of Mike Strange and Billy Irwin,” UBP president Tyler Buxton commented, “I’m excited to welcome him to the United Boxing Promotions Team.
“Lucas joins the pro ranks at a very exciting time with the opportunity to box in Brampton at the CAA Centre, but also to put Niagara Falls on the map as a boxing destination.”
“We have a track record of bringing amateur fighters through the pro ranks to world title fights and we expect nothing less than Lucas bringing a world title fight home to Niagara Falls.”
“Since United Boxing Promotions started producing fight cards in Ontario,” Bahdi said. “I have watched as a fan and world-class athlete looking to win a world title. United consistently provided Ontario-based fighters, some my friends, with top-notch venues and fights in which they started and then advanced their boxing careers while staying at home in Canada.
“This was huge for me. Several United fighters have since started as undercard fighters and gone on ot claim titles and world recognition, some competing for world titles. It excites me that I can stay at home with my family, and train to make my dream of winning a world title.”
The 25-year-old Bahdi started boxing relatively late at the age of 14. He rapidly made up for lost time, enjoying great success at the highest level of national and International amateur boxing.
His impressive resume includes gold-medal performances at the 2018 (Outstanding Boxer), 2016 and 2015 (Outstanding Boxer) Canadian Senior National Championships; and the 2018 (Outstanding Boxer), 2015, 2014 and 2013 Ontario Provincial Championships.
The lightweight pro prospct also won 14 International amateur competitions, in addition to being selected Outstanding Boxer at the 2017 Canada vs. Brazil dual competition, he captured a bonze medal at the prestigious Ringside World Amateur Championships in 2017, and was named the 2014 Onrario Athlete of the Year.
Bahdi is schedule to make his pro debut tomorrow night (Saturday, May 25) in a six-round bout against Luis Yan Revilla (6-5, 1 KO) in Mexico City.
“I take the next step on my journey to a world title this Saturday in Mexico City,” Bahdi added, “when I face an experienced Mexican fighter in a six-round fight. I have the right promoter, right management and skill-set necessary to be the world’s best. I live for the fight!”
Co-trained by Willis McMananan and Stevie Bailey, Bahdi joins an growing UBF stable of gifted boxers, including world super welterweight title challenger Brandon “Bad Boy” Cook (20-2m 13 KOs), NABA lightweight champion Josh “Dubs” O’Reilly (15-0, 5 KOs), former IBF International heavyeight champion Frankie Rill, WBC International Silver lightweight title-holder Christian Uruzguieta (18-4-1, 6 KOs), super welterweight Ricardo “Magic Man” Salas (13-1, 9 KOs), lightweight Mohammed Abedeev (10-1-1, 3 KOs), welterweight Michael Affainie (8-0, 4 KOs), heavyweights Cody Kelly (3-2-1) and Bradley “B-Smooth” Hamil (4-2, 4 KOs), super welterweights Ryan Young (13-4, 10 KOs) and Karlton Hess (3-1, 2 KOs), and middleweight Sukhdeep Chakna” Singh Bhatti (5-0, 2 KOs).