United Boxing Promotions returned to action on December 4th, 2021 with The New Era. The pugilistic proceedings transpired at CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario and the surrounding area boxing fans came out in droves.
I attended the card live in the press box and here is my United Boxing Promotions: The New Era recap.
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Jason Alexander vs Haider Ali Khan was a strong event opener with Alexander securing the second-round knockdown. Khan’s jab and uppercut combo found a place throughout the bout.
But Alexander was busier overall as he bullied the close quarters positions. The busy in-fighting secured Jason Alexander the unanimous decision win after four rounds.
Tyler Pouli vs Dylan Rushton was a clash that saw these men go head to head, literally and figuratively. These two got in tight and dropped bombs on each other, seeing who’s will or body would break first.
Pouli’s volume was strong across the first few frames. Rushton seemingly had his biggest moments in the fourth and final frame, coming on heavy with a barrage of blows.
This heated contest lead to a 38-38 draw as both Pouli and Rushton got their hands raised in the end.
Pablo Acosta vs Josh Frazer saw the crowd roar in approval as the latter bested the former in dominant fashion.
Frazer came in for his professional debut to tremendous cheers from the partisan hometown crowd. The Brampton native used his enormous frame to great effect. He showed a savviness within every range against the 12 fight warrior in Acosta.
Josh Frazer secured a knockdown in the opening stanza and garnered multiple additional knockdowns in the second round before the ref mercifully waved things off.
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Uriel Hernandez vs Josh Wagner saw Wagner put on a masterclass all throughout. He dropped Hernandez in round one and largely played the role of matador through eight rounds.
Hernandez, in his twentieth pro fight, was steadily whiffing at the air as Wagner managed the range well. Josh Wagner was elusive and defensively efficient when necessary but also was able to crowd his opponent and tee off on him seemingly at will.
The 80-71 scores across all three judges’ scorecards was no surprise to anyone as Wagner had his hand raised high.
Cody Kelly vs Mark Smither was an exciting co-feature where Smither suffered a cut in the first frame that the doctor checked.
After that, Smither started piling it on and dropped Kelly to the canvas in the third round. Smither notched another knockdown in the fourth round.
While Kelly showed his warrior heart by continually doggedly pursuing the win, it was still not quite enough as Mark Smither won via 80-71 scores across all three judges scorecards.
Sukhdeep Singh improves to 9-0 as a pro
In the main event of the evening, Sukhdeep Singh vs Juan Carlos Raygosa transpired. While Singh is an Ajax native, you would guess he was a hometown Brampton pugilist by how the audience has received him across multiple fights in that market under the United banner.
A strong connectivity rate on the volume punching and staying out of range were staples of Singh’s game. Despite Raygosa’s efforts to make faces at Singh to indicate he wasn’t being hurt, it did little to dissuade the undefeated pro.
The volume and moreover the power within the high punch count seemingly kept growing for Singh as the rounds ticked away. He wobbled Raygosa multiple times, specifically in round five as well as round eight.
Juan Carlos Raygosa showed his durability and illustrated a hunger in pursuing the finish. But his landed strikes were generally singular while Sukhdeep Singh was stringing together lengthier combinations throughout.
Singh improved to 9-0 overall as the IBA intercontinental middleweight champion won via unanimous decision.
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