By Heather McIsaac at ringside
Photos Dani Graham
Cruiserweight Denton Daley (8-0 5KO) made short work of over-matched opponent Mauro Adrian Oriales (28-11 26KO) with a second round TKO victory over the Buenos Aires Argentina. Daley scored two first round knockdowns where Oriales took a knee and finished things for good at :30 of the second where the visitor hit the mat hard thanks to a single powerful right hand.
The victory paves the way for what should be a NABF fight in Daley’s next contest, tentatively scheduled for March 6th.
In a welterweight fight put together at the last minute Brandon Cook (8-0 4KO) was put in with Junmar Emon (2-1) in a four rounder in what turned out to be a spectacular action packed fight. Emon came out aggressively taking Cook out of his usual style. With the shortened fight, Cook did not have time to pick apart his opponent and was forced to brawl non stop for 4 rounds. Despite this, Cook was the busier fighter, and it was echoed on the judges scorecards with the Ajax fighter walking away with a 39-37 (x3) unanimous decision.
Heavyweight Dillon Carman (5-1 4KO) after two close and competitive rounds stopped Peter Erdos (5-2-1 3KO) at :55 of the third round. The first 2 rounds are slow and steady with both fighters trading shots one at a time. Erdos was saved by the bell at the end of the 2nd, wobbly on his feet that brought a surge of confidence from Carman going into the third. The local fighter didn’t disappoint as he put some powerful shots together, knocking Erdos down. Carman’s pressure remained too much and referee Mark Simmons stepped in and stopped the action.
In a lightweight all-Hamilton showdown, Steve Wilcox (5-0 2KO) dominated Harrison McBain (4-5-1) with fast hands and a clean style, picking apart the loopholes in his opponent’s defense. McBain remained tough throughout and putting on some pressure on of his own as the fight progressed. It was not enough though when stacked against Wilcox's many speedy combinations. Scores after 6 rounds: 60-54 UD for Wilcox.
Kicking off the action at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga Ontario tonight was super-lightweight Natalie Brown (6-2 4KO) was far too much for Tammie Johnson (4-4-2) with a TKO victory at 1:25 of the second round. After downing Johnson earlier, Brown landed a series of right hands and and finished the combination off with a brutal left hook and ending what was a mismatch.