I see the CPBC has finally managed to lure two heavyweights into fighting for their version of the title held by Neven Pajkic. Raymond (The Whale) Olubowale 8-5-1 who is 1-3 in his last 4 fights, takes on young Eric Martel 7-1, another Quebec prospect who,we hope, does not go the way of JP Bergeron, Patrice L'Heureux, and David Cadieux. Martel better not be looking past Olubowale as Cadieux did.
Don't care about the title...but could be a decent fight. Bergeron and Cadieux both got themselves big fights in their careers, so if Martel could do the same, think it would be good, but seeing as he lost his last fight, don't think he's looking past anybody.
I don't expect much from either boxer, but it would be nice if they at least put on a good show for the fans. If Raymond comes in decent form and Martel blows him out in a couple of rounds, then maybe he's a genuine prospect. He could make himself enough money over the next few years to buy himself a good set of wheels and a bungalow in a quiet neighbourhood. If he saves some of his winnings.
Just saw the results of the fight in Calgary. Imagine that, two english-language newspapers in that city and hardly a word about a fight in their own city. Sad. Olubowale won convincingly. Martel put up a solid effort but was over-matched aginst the towering Nigerian-Canadian, who's already beaten the other top contender Shane Andreesen though it was way back in 2008. What next? A rematch with Andreesen or a run at the real Canadian title held by Toronto's Neven Pajkic? It'll take a sizeable chunk of cah to lure Pajkic back into a ring.