A much-anticipated Canadian showdown between undefeated WBA #11-rated Logan Cotton McGuinness and former world title challenger Benoit Gaudet will headline a rivalry show, presented by Hennessy Sports in association with Interbox and United Promotions, on October 22 at The Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The pair of Canadian combatants has been on a collision course for nearly two years.
“We’re thrilled that the McGuinness-Gaudet fight is finally happening,” promoter Adam Harris (Hennessy Sports) said. “We’ve worked very hard to put Logan and Gaudet in the ring together because Canadian fight fans have been clamoring for this match-up. Without question, we know that this is the stiffest test of Logan career to date, as well as a boxing fans dream match between a skilled boxer and pressure fighter. It’s going to be a great fight.”
McGuinness (15-0-1, 7 KOs), fighting out of Orangeville, Ontario, is a hot prospect who has been the North American Boxing Association (“NABA”) Lightweight Champion for the past 13 months, but the Irish-Canadian will abdicate his belt in order to challenge Gaudet for the vacant NABA super featherweight title.
The 31-year-old Gaudet (24-2, 10 KOs), of Quebec, owned the NABA super featherweight crown in 2007-2008, and is a past Canadian lightweight champion. In 2009, Gaudet was stopped by defending champion Humberto Soto in their WBC super featherweight championship match, which was the co-feature on the Manny Pacquiao-Ricky Hatton mega-fight card.