Tyson Cave speaks to GM Ross about ring return, Dierry Jean sparring Pacquiao, Ryan Young back Saturday!
By Ace Freeman (25-Mar-2015)
The latest in Canadian Boxing news from across the great white north!
On Friday, March 27, world title contender Tyson ‘Prince of Hali’ Cave (24-3-0, 8KOs) of Halifax, Nova Scotia, takes on Abraham Gomez (19-9-1, 9KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico, in a super bantamweight eight rounder at the Olympia Theatre in Montreal. This will be Cave’s first fight since suffering a highly controversial split decision loss to Oscar Escandon (24-1-0, 16KOs) for the interim WBA super bantamweight title. Virtually all boxing commentators, Teddy Atlas included, felt Cave’s loss to Escandon was a clear injustice. Recently, Canadian Boxiana caught up with the busy Mr. Cave for his thoughts on the Escandon fight and his upcoming clash with Gomez. Read full interview here.
Canadian lightweight Dierry Jean (28-1, 20 KOs) is currently in Los Angeles where he has been asked to help superstar Manny Pacquiao prepare for his May 2nd mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather. Jean was selected by Pacquiao’s camp to come in as a sparring partner as they believe he has traits that can emulate Mayweather’s style. It’s a big opportunity for Jean and he has said through his social media he is soaking up every moment working with the legendary ‘Pacman’. “It is a unique opportunity for him,” said Jean’s manager Camille Estephan of Eye of the Tiger Management to TVA Sports. “It says a lot about the qualities of Dierry. It would seem that his style looks a bit like that of Mayweather.”
Undefeated middleweight boxer Ryan Young (6-0-0, 6 KOs), Oakville’s own knockout machine, returns to action on March 28 at Mississauga’s Hershey Centre against fellow power puncher Bruno Leonardo Romay (8-3-0, 8KOs) of Argentina in a scheduled six rounder. After a very successful 2014, Young has re-signed with manager Tyler Buxton to continue his quest for a national championship. More on CanadianBoxiana.
Undefeated Hamiltonian boxers Kevin Higson (5-0-0) and Josh O’Reilly (2-0-0) return to action on March 28 at Mississauga’s Hershey Centre. Products of Bob Wilcox’s Steeltown Boxing Club on Upper Ottawa Street, both Higson and O’Reilly recently re-signed with manager Tyler Buxton. More on CanadianBoxiana.