Tony Luis to Defend Title this Weekend

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By Bob Peters – Tony “Lightning” Luis will put his Lightweight Championship title and five fight win streak on the line when he takes on Giovanni “Impacto” Straffon of Mexico in at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

The 10-round main event takes place Saturday, October 14th, 2017, with doors opening at 6:30PM.

Luis (24-3 8KO’s), now ranked 12th in the world by the World Boxing Association, won the title back in June with a dominant victory over previously undefeated Cam O’Connell (15-0 10KO’s).  A win against Straffon(14-2-1 9KO’s), a powerful and talented young boxer with only two defeats in his seven-years as a pro, will elevate Luis’s ranking even higher, and place him one step closer to challenging for a World Title.

“I’m excited to defend my belt in my hometown”, Luis said.  “Mexicans are known to be warriors and bring the heat every time.  I expect Straffon to be no different.  That’s what I like.  The biggest winners will be the fans”.

Unbeaten Heavyweight Sensation Oleksandr Teslenko will fight in a co-feature bout. Teslenko (10-0 8KO’s), born and raised in Chernivtsi, Ukraine (now living in Toronto), was a highly decorated amateur standout with 250 bouts to his credit, winning 224 of them.  Regarded by many boxing experts as “the next big thing in boxing”, Teslenko’s ring generalship, speed and power create fireworks in the ring.

The Saturday night show will also feature an array of talent on the undercard, with undefeated Akwesasne native Ronnie “Rocket” Robidoux (4-0 2KO’s) looking to keep his perfect professional record intact in a 4-round Middleweight bout and fan favourite Daniel “El Pantera” Andujo of California in a 4-round Super Flyweight contest.

Ticket Info

Ticket prices are $20, $35, $45, and $65. The Civic Complex Box Office will be open at the venue, Tickets can also be purchased online at or by calling 1-855-790-1245.

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