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IBA Intercontinental Lightweight Champion Josh O’Reilly made successful title defense last Saturday in Canada

Josh O’Reilly (R) can box or crack
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada (March 22, 2018) – Irish eyes were smilin’
last Saturday in Canada, when undefeated International Boxing Association
(IBA) lightweight champion*Josh “Dubs” O’Reilly* made his first title
defense, taking a 10-round unanimous decision over his Mexican
challenger, *Juan
“El Tornado” Bedolla Orozco*,
The special St. Patrick’s Day card, presented by United Promotions, was
held at Hersey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
The 27-year-old O’Reilly (11-0, 4 KOs), an Irish-Canadian fighting out of
Hamilton (Canada), defeated Orozco by scores of 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91.
“I’m very happy with my performance, especially against such a tough
opponent,” O’Reilly said. “I’m glad I got 10 rounds in and, overall, I
think it was a good performance.
“I’m looking forward to staying busy and getting back in the ring May 12th.
I’m looking for another victory and a great show.”
Team O’Reilly celebrates its recent victory
“Josh O’Reilly is the hottest prospect in Toronto right now and we’re
looking to keep him busy,” promoter *Tyler Buxton* commented. “His next
fight will be May 12th as the co-feature with *Brandon ‘Bad Boy’ Cook* in
the main event.”
Former International Boxing Federation (IBF heavyweight champion *Frankie
Rill* (15-2, 11 KOs), stopped Argentinian knockout-artist *Sebastian “El
Grandote” Ignacio Ceballos*(34-10-2, 26 KOs) in the opening round of the
co-featured event.
Canadian light heavyweight champion *Tim Cronin* (11-1-1, 2 KOs) won a
six-round majority decision over previously unbeaten Argentinian *Juan Cruz
Correa* (4-1-1),
Canadian light heavyweights* Jason Alexander* (2-3, 2 KOs) and *Darren
Fletcher* (1-4-2) battled to a six-round majority draw.
Indian middleweight prospect *Sukhdeep “Chakria” Singh*, a 2012 Senior
National Boxing Championship and 2011 Boxing Super Cup gold medalist as an
amateur, had an impressive pro debut, knocking out *Alejandro Garcia* (2-2,
1 KO), of Mexico, in the fourth round.
Undefeated Armenia-native *Andranik Grigoryan* (3-0), now fighting oit of
Montreal, won a six-round unanimous decision versus previously undefeated
Mexican featherweight*Sergio “El Duende” Palafox* (7-1, 2 KOs). Grigoryan
gained invaluable experience as a key member of the Russian Boxing Team in
the World Series of Boxing.
Mexican super welterweight *Mario Bedolla Orozzo* (1-1-1) won a four-round
split decision over pro-debuting, local favorite *Karl “The Razor” Hess*.
“Last Saturday night’s St. Patrick’s Day event was a great success,” Buxton
concluded. “We had a little bit of everything: close fights, split
decisions, majority draws, upsets, and knockouts. And Josh O’Reilly won a
one-sided fight versus a very tough Mexican opponent, Juan Bedolla Orozco,
who made Josh work. Overall, it was a great event.”