Pro Boxing Returns to the Powerade Centre

Pro Boxing Returns to the Powerade Centre

May 16th, 2017


TSAGOURIS DEFENDS WORLD TITLE BRAMPTON’S DEOL MAKES PRO DEBUT TOP CONTENDER VARGAS HEADLINES “MONSTER” MILJAS IN ACTION   TORONTO, ON– The summer boxing schedule is starting to fill up, but August 19 is one you definitely want to mark on your calendar.    Lee Baxter Promotions brings boxing back to Brampton, ON, at the site of its historic March 18 card, the Powerade Centre, with another card filled with Canada’s top talent. Tickets are now on sale–and judging by the near capacity crowd last time, they’ll be moving quickly. In the main event, welterweight contender Samuel Vargas takes centre stage, as he continues his campaign to get another crack at some of the world’s best. Vargas is riding the momentum of a dominant win over Armando Robles, as well as a pair of nationally televised battles with Danny Garcia and Errol Spence Jr. in recent years. With a victory on this night, the Colombian-born Canadian would find himself right back in the bigger picture.   “I’ve fought all over the world, but the crowd in Brampton is one of the best I have ever fought in front of,” said Vargas. “The Toronto region is my home, and I can’t wait to put on a show for my people once again.”   Last time out, the show, dubbed, “The Boys Are Back In Town,” may very well have been stolen by the women—or more specifically, the hometown hero, Sandy Tsagouris.   Tsagouris became the very first Toronto-born fighter to ever win a world title on GTA soil, defeating former champion Carla Torres by unanimous decision. “Lil’ Tyson” will now fight for the first time as champion on her home turf, a dream come true for one of women’s boxing’s true warriors.   “It’s an honor to be able to be a part of Sandy’s homecoming. She has done so much for the sport of boxing in Canada, and for women’s boxing in general, and I’m so glad she is finally getting the attention she deserves,” said Baxter.   In addition, fans will be treated to some heavyweight action, as “The Monster” Mladen Miljas continues his path of destruction. The 6’6” wrecking ball recently hammered Abraham Pascual in less than two rounds at the Danforth Music Hall in downtown Toronto, and hasn’t taken a day out of the gym in his quest to do the very same in Brampton.   Finally, one of Canada’s youngest and brightest prospects, Gursagan Deol, makes his professional debut in his hometown. Deol had a very successful amateur career at the elite level, and competed in the 2016 Ringside World Championships at light welterweight. Deol expects plenty of support from Brampton’s large Indian community.  Opponents and more bouts will be announced shortly.    Tickets start at just $40, and are available through   For more information please visit

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