Montreal fight fans were treated to another outstanding performance from sensational junior lightweight prospect Logan McGuinness as he battled Mexican veteran Pedro Navarrete in an eight round war on Saturday afternoon.
Fighting at the Montreal Casino for the fifth time in his young professional career, the 22 year old McGuinness improved his unbeaten record to 10-0-0 (4 KO’s) as the Orangeville native displayed toughness belying his youth.
Starting off evenly in the first couple of rounds, McGuinness had a brief tough patch in the early going but was able to turn the tide as the battle raged on.
After a hard fought five rounds in which both combatants scored at will, McGuinness proved he had the tougher mettle, taking over the rumble in the sixth round with devastating power shots, while walking through the earlier damaging combinations from the Mexican warrior.
Firing away with brutal intensity in the final two rounds, McGuinness proved that he was equal to the large step up in competition.
Final scores at the end of rumble were 77-75, 77-75 and 79-74. With the loss, Navarrete moved to 24-7-3 (13KO’s).