Boxing returns to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on October 22 when WBA #1 lightweight Logan McGuinness (15-0-1, 7 KOs) as he takes on former world title challenger Benoit Gaudet (24-2, 10 KOs) in the toughest challenge of his young career. McGuinness will abdicate his NABA lightweight belt in order to fight Gaudet for the vacant NABA super featherweight title in the main event.
Unbeaten Columbian welterweight Samuel Vargas (7-0-1, 1 KO), fighting out of Mississauga, Ontario, takes on outspoken Montreal favorite Ahmad Cheikho (6-3-2, 5 KOs) in the 8/10-round co-feature.
Undefeated light heavyweight standout Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson (9-0, 6 KO), coming off a stoppage win in Montreal last month, will make his Ontario debut in a 6 round contest against an opponent to be named.
In a six-round bout, former Canadian amateur standout Ibrahim “Firearm” Kamal (5-0, 4 KOs) puts his perfect record on the line against TBA, while a pair of Ontario lightweights – Jeremy Abbott (2-2, 1 KO) and Harrison McBain (3-3-1) – face each other in an expected 4/6 round brawl.
Also fighting on the undercard in four-round bouts are Ontario fighters Dillon Carman (1-0), a heavyweight prospect, light middleweight Brandon “Bad Boy” Cook (2-00, 1 KO), and super featherweight Natasha Spence (2-0-1, 2 KOs). All fights and fighters are subject to change.
The event is presented by United Promotions and Hennessy Sports Canada in association with Interbox. Tickets, starting at $30.00, may be purchased at the Hersey Centre Box Office, through Ticketmaster at (855) 985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca.