Luis-O’Connell set to clash Saturday

By Togorashi

Tony “Lightning” Luis (22-3, 7 KOs) battles “Irish” Cam O’Connell (15-0-1, 10 KOs) for the vacant NABA lightweight championship this Saturday from the Cornwall Civic Complex in Cornwall, Canada. Luis, from Cornwall, is the #1 lightweight with the Canadian NABA rankings and O’Connell, from Red Deer, Alberta, is the #2 contender. A win Saturday propels Luis toward a possible shot at a world title bout. However, O’Connell has never been beaten in his five years as a pro and hopes to beat Luis on his home turf. The all-Canadian clash between Luis and O’Connell will be available live via pay-per-view.

In the co-feature, Canada’s light heavyweight champion Tim Cronin (9-1-1, 2 KOs) faces Louisbert Altidor (5-1, 1 KO) in another all-Canadian matchup.

Another interesting matchup features Will Madera (9-0, 4 KOs) of Albany, New York endeavoring to stay undefeated against the dangerous Orlando Mendivil (10-3, 3KOs) of Mexico in a lightweight encounter.

Cornwall native Ronnie “Rocket” Robidoux (3-0, 2 KOs) is also looking to keep his record perfect against Argentinean Ivan Banach (4-1) in a middleweight encounter.

A super welterweight tilt will showcase Mississauga’s Michael Brandon (5-0, 2 KOs) colliding with Rene Fernandez of Mexico in super welterweight tilt.

Kicking off the evening is flyweight Daniel “El Pantera” Andujo (4-2, 1 KO) of San Diego, California against Ramon Parra (2-1-1, 1 KO) of Mexico.

“Luis and O’Connell are going to make for non-stop action,” said Liveco’s CEO Ron Sanderson. “Both have a lot at stake with this fight and that makes for great TV.”

Access to the live stream is $9.95 and can be purchased through the Liveco Boxing site at: Streaming begins at 8p EST. The live stream includes the co-feature bout plus the four undercard matches. Visit or to purchase tickets.

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