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Ross to fight for title ... ...
Ross to fight for title ... somewhere
Mississauga fighter Troy Ross will face England's Ola Afolabi for the World Boxing Organization cruiserweight title on June 20, but organizers still haven't arranged a venue.
May 7, 2009 08:49 AM - After eight years in the pro game, Mississauga fighter Troy Ross has finally secured a world title shot.
But before he
steps into the ring on June 20, his
promoters still need to settle an important issue.
, a two-time Olympian, already has an opponent.
"It's nice to have friends and family at the fight, but I'm used to travelling," said Ross
, who has only fought twice in Ontario as a pro.
"It's for a title and I'm willing to go anywhere to get it."
may have to.
To pay bills during those inactive spells, Ross
turned to acting, appearing alongside Russell Crowe in Cinderella Man, and playing former heavyweight contender Bob Satterfield in Resurrecting The Champ.
career-defining moment came on the small screen earlier this year, when Ross
starred in the latest season of the boxing reality TV series, The Contender.
, 21-2 (15 KOs), claimed that made-for-TV event by winning four consecutive bouts, including a KO victory broadcast live in the finale.
Those wins established Ross
, 33, as one of the world's best in the 200-pound weight class, and put him in line to fight Afolabi (14-0, 6 KOs) for the WBO crown.
"This is what I've waited for my whole career," Ross
Last night, Ross scored a ...
Last night, Ross scored a fourth-round technical knockout over Hino Ehikhamenor to win the television show, The Contender.
February 26, 2009 10:04 AM - Mississauga boxer Troy Ross is no longer The Contender.
the champion of the American cable TV reality series.
threw 158 punches last night, but it took only three of them to validate a lifetime of boxing.
With two overhand lefts and a right hook to the temple, Ross
scored a fourth-round technical knockout over Hino Ehikhamenor.
The win earned him the championship of the cable TV reality series The Contender and is the biggest achievement in a career so far defined by cancelled fights and unfulfilled promise.
Ross trains out of Dewith's
Boxing Studio in Mississauga
The 16-man, made-for-TV tournament began in Singapore in September and culminated last night at the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, with Ross and Ehikhamenor (15-4, 7 KO) meeting in the title bout that was broadcast live in the U.S.
It was unavailable in Canada.
Both men traded heavy shots to the body and head until the three-punch sequence from Ross drove Ehikhamenor to the ropes.
As Ross continued to pour punches on him, Ehikhamenor turned away, prompting referee Steve Smoger to stop the fight.
"Tonight was just one of those nights," said Ross
"I felt myself getting stronger every single round."
The bout was Ross's biggest pro payday - though the figure is still undisclosed - and his
third knockout win in four fights.
In the past, the winner has taken home between $500,000 and $1 million (U.S.).
It boosted both his
record (21-1, 15 KO) and his
entered last night's fight as the 12th-rated cruiserweight in the world, according to the online boxing database boxrec.com.
With the show's producers agreeing to promote him for the next 12 months, Ross
hopes the victory sets him up for a world title fight later this year.
has faced similar opportunities in the past, but each time he
seemed on the verge of broader success he
instead allowed his
career to stagnate.
moved to Canada from Guyana with his
family in 1982.
Dewith Frazer, who's trained Ross
was a scrawny 13-year-old, told The News last week that that his
fighter was going to win.
is the favourite to win the title.
The Contender isn't Ross'
first foray into show business.
portrayed light heavyweight John Henry Lewis in the 2005 movie, Cinderella Man, starring Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger.
Aside from being a fierce competitor in the ring, Ross
also designs his
own fashion line, Rosswear.
He's also spokesperson for Youth Assisting Youth, an organization catering to single parents and abused children, and regularly talks to children about his life growing up and his career as a boxer.
reached the quarter-finals of the 1996 Atlanta Games in the 178-pound class, but bowed out in the first round four years later in Sydney.
"I'm doing this (show) for everyone who believes in Troy Ross
told The News before his
Troy Ross, Canadian and Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Boxing champion comes on board as a spokesperson for YAY.
Troy Ross - ...
Troy Ross - Boxer
Troy has an outstanding amateur boxing record, including 2-Time Olympic Team Member ('96 & '00) and 4-Time Canadian National Champion.
His litany of medals include Gold Medals at the Magadan Russian Tournament ('94), Copenhagen Box Cup ('94), Finland International ('95), Pre-Pan American Games ('98) and Silver Medals at the Liverpool Multi-Nations ('96), Francophone Games ('97), and Commonwealth Games ('98).
Troy has capitalized on his success as one of Ontario's greats by forming his own line of boxing apparel and sport wear, known as Ross Wear.
March 12, 2009 01:33 PM - ...
March 12, 2009 01:33 PM - Fresh off kayoing his opponent in The Contender television reality series, Mississauga boxer Troy Ross is back home and answering the bell to help local Olympic prospects.
A former Olympian himself, Ross
will be a special ringside guest next Tuesday at the St. Paddy's Day Punch Up at Sugar Daddy's Night Club
, on Dixie Rd. in Mississauga
The sanctioned amateur boxing event is organized by the Canadian Emergency Services Boxing Association
Part of the night's proceeds will also go to the family of one of its members, who recently died of cancer.
leaves behind two young daughters and her
husband, who's also a CESBA member.
Lending star power to the night, in addition to Ross, are Mayor Hazel "Hurricane" McCallion and Canadian boxing great George Chuvalo.