Blair hosts boxing card March 30

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LYONS BROOK — Brody Blair says he’s looking forward to his fifth professional boxing match.

Blair will headline another pro boxing card in Pictou County on March 30 when he meets Mexican opponent Eduardo Canjas.

Blair, 27, has been lining up the event that will once again utilize the Pictou County Wellness Centre as the venue for the five-bout card and feature his fifth professional match.

It is billed as Fight Night Round 2 and will start at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m.

Canjas has a 7-2 record, while Blair has his four pro bouts.

“He has a good winning record and it should be a good test for me,” Blair said. “Pictou County is great to support; I’m getting good support already.”

Blair is registered as a super middleweight and improved his pro record to 4-0 on February 9 in Halifax when he won a unanimous decision against Hector Sanchez.

“I was up against a tough opponent,” Blair said. “He was slippery; he moved around a lot.”

Blair’s third bout was a decision he won against Juan Carlos Raygosa on April 21, 2018 during the main event of the card at the Wellness Centre.

Blair won his first two pro fights by knockout. He debuted successfully against Tim Valdez in March 2017 in Fredericton and followed with another knockout against Alejandro Luis Garcia in November 2017 in Sydney.

Blair said he’s pleased with his training.

“The training is going great,” he said. “I’m getting lots of sparring with Aaron Crowley. He’s on the card too.”

Crowley is pencilled in against Marco Szalia of Mexico. There is a Mexican boxer on each bout on the card.

“The Mexican connection is good,” Blair said. “The matchmaker lines them up on their end and we just keep pushing through toward the card.”

Blair said he also appreciates working with the Wellness Centre staff.

“The Wellness Centre (staff) is so amazing,” he said. “They’re hard workers and easy to get along with. It’s the total package here.”


Brody Blair poses in the lobby at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. (Goodwin photo)