Raging Bulls is the name of this month’s offering at Clash @ The Cascades. The Academy Award winning movie Raging Bull may be one of the best movies ever made about boxing. And this Langley City Boxing show is the highest quality show yet offered in terms of what will take place between the ropes, says Dave Allison, the event matchmaker.
The Friday, May 11 show is set to have more rounds than any Clash show to date. The main event will see Walnut Grove’s Shawn McDonald challenging Kelowna’s Daniel Joseph for the B.C. Super Welterweight Championship. The two tangled March 17 in Kelowna and a split decision saw the fight and the title go to Joseph. McDonald is determined to see the title come to Langley.
McDonald is a product of Langley’s City Boxing and has held the B.C. Welterweight title. The five-round fight is the main event.
The semi main is the opening of a Super Middleweight tournament that will conclude June 22. Undefeated champion Kylic Taylor of White Rock’s Ocean City Boxing Club will be facing Parkville’s Brandon Busby of Lastage Boxing. The winner will face North Burnaby’s David Robinson for the B.C. Title.
Also training with City Boxing is Brandon Shorter. Jamie Allison took on Shorter a few months ago to improve Shorter’s boxing skills. Shorter is an MMA fighter who fights out of Revolution Martial Arts. He will face Caleb Weitzel of Blue Corner Boxing.
Shorter is not the only MMA fighter that will box on the show. Adam Querido, a 6’5” 250 lb fighter, will be taking on heavyweight champion Ritchie Evanochko, who fights out of Port Kells. Querido is a product of Manny Sobral’s North Burnaby Boxing Club.
A sleeper that may steal the show is Josh Van Ryan versus Josh Wright in a welterweight contest. This is a four-rounder against two of the best welterweights in B.C. Van Ryan is ranked #2, Wright #3, and both will come to fight.
Tickets are available at the door and parking is free. There are card girls and a bar service. Information about the show or City Boxing can be had at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-530-7897.