‘It’s going to be a war’: Cape Breton boxer ready for hometown title bout
A professional boxer from Cape Breton is preparing for the fight of his life this weekend before a hometown crowd.
Ryan (The Bruiser) Rozicki, 24, of Sydney Forks, is the current Canadian champion in the cruiserweight division.
On Saturday, he’ll take on Shawn (The Killer) Miller, of Troy, N.Y., at Sydney’s Centre 200 for the WBC International Silver cruiserweight championship.
Rozicki, who has a 9-0 record with nine knockouts, calls it his biggest challenge as he faces an older and more experienced fighter.
Miller, 37, started fighting when he was 12 and has been boxing professionally for eight years. He’s 18-4-1.
“There’s nothing he hasn’t seen in the ring,” said Rozicki. “I’m just looking forward to being there with such an experienced fighter.”
Rozicki drifted into the sport after he got in trouble with the law as a teenager, which he said included “a lot of street fights.”
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