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Canadian prospect Cody Crowley to headline Feb. 25 pro boxing card at Mississauga’s Hershey Centre

United Promotions announced a live professional boxing card for Mississauga’s Hershey Centre scheduled for Saturday Feb. 25. It will feature the Hershey Centre debut of Canadian welterweight Cody “The Crippler” Crowley (10-0-0, 5 KOs), the pride of Douro, Ontario and Peterborough area, who is now residing in the bright lights of Las Vegas to further his boxing dream.

Crowley will be facing 27-year-old veteran Argentinian Juan “El Facha” Carlos Cano (15-3-2, 8 KOs) in the main event. The bout marks the second Hershey Centre appearance for 23-year-old Crowley, who knocked out Marcelo Fabian Bzowski last September in his Hershey debut. He is focusing on a Canadian national title in 2017. His last fight was on short notice, dispatching 6-4 Adrian Nunez with a third-round body shot in Mexico.

Cano is a tough orthodox fighter who drew with Osvaldo Leonardo Acuna last October in Argentina.

The doors open at 6 p.m. ET and the fights start at 7 p.m. ET.

The card lineup is:

Cody Crowley (10-0-0) vs. Juan Carlos Cano (15-3-2)

Mohammed Abedeen (5-0-1) vs. Omar Valenzuela (9-4-2)

Helmand Meran Alekozai (3-0-0) vs. Diego Fernando Neira (8-2-1)

Aurey Cox (5-0-0) vs. Winston Matthews (1-0-1)

Bradley Hamil (1-0-0) vs. Eduardo Vitela (1-0-0)

PG Tondo (debut) vs. Nyero Godfrey (debut)

Buzz Grant (9-4-0) vs. Marcel Maillet Jr. (5-8-1)

Peter Bianca (0-2-1) vs. Ricardo Salas (1-0-0)

Jerome Gabriel (1-0-0) vs. Ivan Banach (4-0-0)


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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