By John Robbins (Fightnews Canada) at ringside
Proceeding were stopped early at the PowerAde Centre in Brampton Ontario as things were turned over to the judges’ scorecards after four rounds of boxing for the vacant NABA bantamweight title due to cut on the nose of hometown fighter Andrew Kooner. The decision went to Jose Silveira of Mexico by scores of 39-37, 39-37 and 38-38.
After a fairly even first round, the Mexican’s power began to manifest itself in the second and only the ropes stopped it being a 10-8 round for the visitor who was able to drive Kooner back with a solid right hand. The cut that stopped the fight and was ruled that it caused by an accidental headbutt was one of several Kooner suffered on what was shortened work night. Silveira who made his second trip to Ontario (he fought Martin Lindsay in 2007) moves to 11-2 with the title victory while Kooner drops to 10-3. It was the second time in three fights that a clash of heads has resulted in a loss for Kooner.
Lightweight Jorge Banos was able to settle things in a rematch with Harrison McBain, winning a 59-55, 58-56, 57-57 majority decision. Their first bout in 2008 ended in a 4 round draw. Banos evens his record at 6-6-3 while McBain is also now even at 3-3-1.
Denton Daley gave away close to 25 pounds as the cruiserweight faced heavyweight Taffo Asongwed but came out victorious by scores of 40-36, 40-36, 39-37. It was the second victory in as many tries for Daley while Asongwed remains winless in three tries.
Tebor Brosch (5-3-4 2KO) fought through a closed left eye but was victorious over Frank Abbiw (4-5-1 1KO) by scores of 59-55, 59-55, 58-56. Brosch is now undefeated in his last 6 bouts.
In a battle of debuting light-heavyweights, Winston Dan was victorious over Horace Hunter by scores of 40-36, 39-37, 39-37.
Ryan Wagner was also successful in his pro debut as the junior-middleweight bested Rene Rivest by 40-36, 39-37, 39-37 margin.