Undefeated middleweight boxer Ryan Young (6-0-0, 6KOs), 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.
“Ryan is one of those fighters who can change a fight with one punch,” explained Buxton. “His power is incredible. He’s quickly becoming a fan favorite here in Ontario.” Young is a product of the Primetime Boxing Club on Speers Road, learning the trade from head coach Greg Post. He is currently ranked #3 and #5 in Canada by the Canadian Professional Boxing Council (CPBC) and National Championships of Canada (NCC), respectively.
Young enjoyed an exceptional 2014, scoring four wins, all by knockout. He started his year with stoppages of fellow Canadians Mike Cleary and Tim Valdez, before moving on to more experienced, international competition. On May 3, he took on Chilean journeyman Arnold Poblete (7-7-1), scoring a fourth round technical knockout. After Poblete, Young found himself facing Chilean super middleweight champion Jose Garcia Colinir (9-5-0, 1KO) in a scheduled six rounder. Colinir’s night was even shorter than Poblete’s, succumbing to Young’s power in a second round TKO loss. Young’s outstanding year was acknowledged by www.canadianboxiana.com, which named the Oakville prospect the 2014 Central Canadian Fighter of the Year.
Young’s fight is part of a seven bout card presented by United Boxing Promotions. The event will also feature: the return of undefeated Orangeville featherweight Logan McGuinness (20-0-1, 9KOs) against Argentina’s Luis Armando Juarez (19-8-2, 4KOs) in a ten rounder; Steve “Orangeville Express” Franjic (12-1-1, 7KOs) against Argentina’s Ricardo Marcelo Ramallo (16-6-1, 11KOs) in eight round light heavyweight action; the return of Canadian heavyweight legend Donovan “Razor” Ruddock (38-5-1, 29KOs) against an opponent TBA; Undefeated light middleweight Kevin Higson (5-0-0) in an eight rounder with once-defeated Junmar Emon (6-1-0, 2KOs) of Toronto; Hamilton super featherweight Josh O’Reilly (2-0-0) against Diego Vicente Perez (8-6-1, 6KOs) over six rounds or less; and light heavyweight prospect Tim Cronin (3-1-0) meets an opponent TBA. Tickets starting at $20 are available via the Hershey Centre Box Office and www.ticketmaster.ca.