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SYDNEY, N.S. — A Cape Breton boxer will look to take dwelling the World Boxing Council’s NABF cruiserweight championship this weekend in Hamilton, Ont.
Ryan Rozick of Sydney Forks will problem American Alante Inexperienced of Cleveland in a 12-round important occasion on the Hamilton Conference Centre on Saturday, a card placed on by Three Lions Promotions.
The 28-year-old Rozicki is at the moment on a five-fight win streak after struggling the primary lack of his skilled profession in October 2021 by the hands of Oscar Rivas. 4 of his final 5 fights had been stopped earlier than the tip of the third spherical.
Rozicki will enter the bout with an 18-1-0 file, 17 of these victories got here by knockout. He has a knockout share of 94.4 per cent and has a complete of 61 professional rounds in 19 fights.
Rozick mentioned Inexperienced will likely be a troublesome match, however he’s assured in his coaching and preparation.
“I’m extra targeted than ever,” mentioned Rozicki. “Good luck to the Inexperienced group and should one of the best man win.”
Daniel Otter, director of Three Lions Promotions, mentioned the combat is larger than folks might imagine.
“Inexperienced is the present North American champion, so he can have extra confidence defending his belt than if it was a vacant title,” he mentioned. “We’ve some big information to launch after this combat, however first Ryan should get by Inexperienced – that is going to be an excellent combat.”
In the meantime, Inexperienced turned the NABF champion in November 2021 when he defeated Taylor Duerr of Detroit by technical knockout within the sixth spherical for the vacant title.
Inexperienced (10-1-1, 7KOs) has been inactive for the previous few months as a result of a minor shoulder harm. He has 47 professional rounds in 12 bouts with a knockout share of 70 per cent.
The co-main occasion will function John Michael Dianco (5-0-0, 3 KOs) towards Samuel Moses (6-0-0) for the vacant Canadian Tremendous Middleweight championship.
Different fights on the cardboard will see Antonio Napolitano (7-0-1) versus Edwin Villarreal (3-1-1) and Stefan Dronjak (3-0-0) and Fernando Martinez Bello (1-2-0) within the tremendous middleweight in addition to Carolyn Redmond (6-1-0) battling Jennifer Williams (2-0-0) and Jake Daoust (5-1-0) and Leonel Castanon (3-4-1) within the tremendous welterweight division.
The occasion will likely be broadcast stay on FITETV starting at 8 p.m. Atlantic time.
Jeremy Fraser is the sports activities reporter for the Cape Breton Submit. Observe him on X (Twitter) @CBPost_Jeremy.