Saturday night’s all right for fighting at Pickering Casino


Published October 19, 2023 at 4:11 pm

Josh Wagner
Unbeaten welterweight Josh Wagner displaying his punching power. Photo Jeff Lockhart

The Arena at Pickering Casino Resort will once again host the sweet science when United Promotions returns to the ring for a big night of boxing, headlined by unbeaten Orangeville welterweight Josh Wagner.

Wagner (16-0) will take on experienced Mexican Luis Gutierrez (29-4), who went the distance in losing a decision to rising star Sukhdeep Singh Bhatti of Ajax his last time out September 9 in Pickering.

Also on the card is Marvelous Mark Smither of Barrie – also unbeaten at 12-0 – with the Barrie super lightweight fighting Paul Salcedo of Mexico (16-5); Shakeel Phinn (25-2-1) of Brossard, Quebec against Uruguay’s Rafael Pintos (63-18) in a super middleweight bout; super flyweight Sara Haghighat Joo (2-0) vs Esmerelda Sagahon (8-4-2) of Mexico; talented Joshua Frazer of Brampton (8-0) against veteran boxer Carlos Rodriguez of Mexico (114-11-1) in a super welterweight bout; and Gisu Lee of South Korea (9-4) in a lightweight bout against Andres Ramirez (6-7-3) of Mexico.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the first bell at 7 p.m. For tables and tickets contact [email protected]

The next card at the Pickering casino is December 2 and will feature Singh Batti and fellow Ajax star Brandon Cook (who fought for a world title in Las Vegas in 2019), as well as Josh O’Reilly, Ricardo Brown, Melinda Watpool and Kemahl Russel.

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