Sydney, Nova Scotia — On Saturday, May 18, Canadian cruiserweight champion Ryan “The Bruiser” Rozicki (9-0-0, 9KOs) of Sydney Forks returns home to Cape Breton Island to defend his WBA-NABA Canada title against Shawn “The Killer” Miller (19-4-1, 7KOs) of Troy, New York, at the Centre 200 in Sydney. Miller represents the stiffest test of young Rozicki’s career, bringing a wealth of international experience to the fight, including a trio of WBF world title fights. Presented by Three Lions Promotions, the Rozicki-Miller fight will be supported with an exciting undercard, including Pictou County’s Brody Blair (4-0-0, 2KOs), unified Canadian champion Kevin Higson (16-2-0, 1KOs), and undefeated brothers Jessie (12-0-2, 8KOs) and Bradley Wilcox (7-0-0, 4KOs).
After starting his career in the Maritimes, Rozicki became a sensation in Ontario, smashing his way through domestic and international opponents, alike. On March 16, big man from Sydney Forks put on show against heavy-handed Hungarian Laszlo Penzes (10-4-0, 9KOs), walking through flurries of punches to drop his man four times at the Hamilton Convention Centre. After the fourth knockdown, a bewildered Penzes took control of his destiny, looked up at the referee, and asked to stop the fight. It was Rozicki’s ninth knockout in as many fights. It was the Cape Bretoner’s first fight since shocking the Ontario boxing establishment by demolishing the formerly undefeated Abokan Bokpe (9-1-0, 4KOs) of Bomanville in under a round to claim the vacant WBA-NABA Canada championship in Hamilton. On May 18, Rozicki puts his Canadian national title on the line against an American. A man eager to annex the belt and take it stateside.
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