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Canadian Welterweight Champion Cody “The Crippler” Crowley returns to the Memorial Cantre in Peterborough on May 5 to defend his title
Homecoming III: Mayhem at Memorial
On May 5, CCC Promotions returns to the Peterborough Memorial Centre, as two of Canada’s top Welterweights duke it out at “Homecoming III: Mayhem at Memorial.”
CPBC International Super-Welterweight Champion and Peterborough loyalist, Cody “The Crippler” Crowley, will return home from his training camp in Las Vegas to take on Hamilton-based up-and-comer Kevin Higson.
Higson, WBA-NABA Canada Super Welterweight Champion, is Crowley’s toughest competitor yet, winning 12 of his 14 professional fights by going the full distance. Higson, who is on a 5 fight win streak, has notable wins over fellow Canadian contenders Phil Rose, Ryan Young and Junmar Emon.
In this epic main event, Peterborough favourite and top seed Cody Crowley, looks to defend his CPBC title on home turf. In addition to putting his title in line, The Crippler will be fighting for the vacant CPBC Canadian title which will let the world know who is the best welterweight boxer in Canada.
Crowley is a dominating force in the Canadian boxing scene and is determined to earn his way to the top, by only taking on qualified opponents to get there. The fighter is gradually reaching the pinnacle of his craft, with the help of elite-level coaching staff and training partners.
When Cody is not in training camp preparing for his own bouts, he is sparring with the likes of world champion and boxing megastar Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. to help them prepare for theirs.
In the main event of Homecoming II, CCC’s last event held on September 30th of 2017, Crowley finished off Jamaican journeyman Richard Holmes with a relentless assault. The challenger Holmes quit after a receiving a barrage of blows and essentially being forced to go into survival mode. To the dismay of many in attendance, Holmes refused to continue to fight after being put down twice by body shots.
Crowley’s longtime manager and trainer, Ibn Cason, wants to make things right for Peterborough fight fans this time around.
Cason, who expressed his unfavourable opinion of Holmes’ early exit, promised to ensure Crowley’s next opponent be a credible fighter known to be tough and resilient. CCC Promotions’ has found that eligible contender in Higson, who has earned his spot as of one Canada’s top prospects.
“I want somebody who is going to give Cody a couple of different looks and who is actually going to come to fight and not go into survival mode,” Cason told The Peterborough Examiner after the last show.
“I’ve seen these fighters fight before and they’ll fight but, for some reason, when they fight Cody it seems like they just want to survive. That may be because of Cody, I don’t know, because I don’t know what it feels like to be punched by him and to have relentless pressure on him with no break. Most people can’t keep the pace Cody keeps.”
For Southern Ontario fight fans, this is an East vs. West war that they will not want to miss.
Tickets go on sale Feb. 2 online at www.MemorialCentre.ca or by calling 705-743-3561.
Chiefs take game One
by Tyler Revoy
For the second straight year the Lakefield Chiefs will meet the Port Hope Panthers in the Eastern Conference finals. The Chiefs have won the coin toss and will have home ice advantage throughout the series.
The Lakefield Chiefs won game 1 of the Eastern Conference 3-2 over the Port Hope Panthers in overtime Tuesday night.
Matt Carroll scored the game winning goal at 11:49 of overtime.
Matt McIntyre and Jeff Hawthorne also scored for Lakefield.
Tarren Jank had 2 assists, singles to Jordan MacLean, Aaron Vatcher, and McIntyre.
Michael Christie made 41 saves for the win.
Game two goes on Thursday at 7:30pm in Port Hope.
The Lakefield Chiefs are Cougar Cup Champs again this year. The Chiefs defeated the Port Perry Mojacks on Tuesday night, 5-1 to win game 5 and the series 4-1. The Chiefs now await the winner of Port Hope and Amerstview in the East Division finals.
The Gardens of Peterborough Sponsors Senior Skating
The Township of Selwyn is excited to announce that The Gardens of Peterborough Retirement Communities is our new sponsor for senior skating at the Ennismore Community Centre. By being a sponsor, The Gardens of Peterborough Retirement Communities has committed to covering the admission fees for the remainder of the season for all senior public skates.
Senior Skating takes place every Monday at the Ennismore Community Centre from 1:00p.m .to 3:00p.m. for everyone 55+.
The first sponsored skate took place on February 12 and will carry on for the remainder of the season. Please visit our public skating schedule at www.selwyntownship.ca.
About The Gardens of Peterborough:
The Gardens of Peterborough are the premier retirement communities in Peterborough and the Kawartha’s. Whether it’s fully independent living, a little help with medications, or the caring support of their “Enriched Care®” Assisted Living program with access to 24 hour on-site Registered Nursing, The Gardens of Peterborough offers the most complete range of services, amenities, and Care that you can find. The Gardens is comprised of Empress Gardens, Princess Gardens, Royal Gardens and Canterbury Gardens.
Make sure you stop by the Ennismore Community Centre and enjoy free seniors skating sponsored by The Gardens of Peterborough Retirement Communities!
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