Blair unveils pro boxing card

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STELLARTON – Brody Blair says he is looking for similar enthusiasm from fans who attend his next boxing card on Saturday.

Blair is on the final fight of a five-bout card scheduled for Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. He is once again promoting the card through Polarblair Promotions.

“Pictou County should enjoy this,” he said during a press conference on March 19. “Pictou County is so good to support boxing. It should be a great night.”

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the opening bout is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Every match pits a Canadian against a Mexican opponent.

Hayley MacLeod and Ashley George are returning to provide musical entertainment that was part of the package during the card Blair promoted for his previous appearance at the Wellness Centre last April.

Blair’s bout is scheduled for six rounds against Eduardo Canjas, has won seven and lost two of his bout.

The two boxers were the first to tip the scales during the formal weigh-in session on Friday at the Holiday Inn Express. Blair’s weight was 165.4 pounds, while Canjas weighed an even 165 pounds..

Blair is looking for his fifth win after raising his record to 4-0 last February in Halifax.

Although he has less pro boxing experience, Blair noted during the press conference his 18 years of boxing that totals more than 140 rounds in 20 different countries.

He said he would like to box longer than six rounds and appear in up to six matches a year.

“My endurance is awesome,” he said. “I think getting sharper every day. I would like to box four to six times a year, and I’m looking forward to experiencing longer rounds.”

The other bouts include what is billed as a co-main event scheduled for eight rounds between Joey Laviolette and Aramis Solis. Laviolette won by knockout on the February card.

Marko Szalai and Alexis Rois will box a four-rounder top open the card.

Aaron Crowley, who Blair has praised for providing him solid sparring, will meet Josele Napoles in the next bout, a six-rounder.

Another six-rounder features Cesar Guzman against Kyle MacNeil, who also appeared on the loal card last April.

Blair once again saluted the facility and staff.

“This is the spot to host this,” he said. “It has everything we need, and the staff is so good at what they do.”


Dave Hood, left, and Brody Blair put up their dukes after Blair’s press conference at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. (Goodwin photo)