Hometown Boy, Tony Luis, Competes for NABA Championship Belt


Cornwall, ON – June 15, 2017The town will be buzzing on Saturday, June 17th, cheering on their very own Tony “Lightning” Luis during the NABA Lightweight Championship against Alberta’s undefeated “Irish” Cam O’Connell. This event is perfect for any visitors looking for an exciting, action-packed night.

Luis is returning to Cornwall after his April debut when he defeated Mexico’s “El Dengue” Noe Nunez. April’s event was highly successful, bringing in a full house.

Now Luis is eager to compete against O’Connell for the NABA title, confident in his ability to win. Speaking about his opponent, Luis says, “He’s a talented and motivated fighter. I’m as hungry as he is, and this is a competitive match that I welcome.”

Luis, who has 23 wins and 3 losses, is ranked as the #2 boxer in Canada, while O’Connell, who has 15 wins and 0 losses, is ranked #3 in the country. These two motivated boxers are no strangers to one another; they met in the ring as 19-year-old amateurs where Luis defeated O’Connell. Now, O’Connell is back to redeem himself against his opponent, fighting for the NABA (North American Boxing Association) belt.

O’Connell states, “I have waited my entire life for an opportunity like this and have worked extremely hard. Now the time has come, and I’m eager to showcase my skills and heart to the boxing world.”

This is sure to be an event not to miss. All visitors are welcome to purchase a ticket and join us on Saturday for an invigorating night of boxing.

The boxing match will be starting at 8pm at the Cornwall Civic Complex, with doors opening at 6:30pm. Ticket prices range from 65$ to 35$, and you can purchase them at www.admissions.com or call 613-938-9400. Tickets are also available at the Cornwall Civic Complex box office (open Mon-Fri from 8:30am to 4:30pm).

Written by Sophie Poirier

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