Toronto boxing

Fight Pictures - Lee Baxter Promotions

Saturday night was fight night in Brampton with Lee Baxter Promotions. Sam Vargas was defending his NABA-WBA Welterweight belt against Finland's Jussi Koivula.

Championship Fight - Vargas vs. Koivula

The Undercard

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

- Lee Baxter Promotions is more than just a professional boxing promotional company. Founded in 2012, LBP was created to oversee all aspects of a professional boxer's career. Committed to developing its fighters, mapping out their roads to success, negotiating contracts, ensuring their health, creating marketing and endorsement opportunities, giving financial advice and preparing clients for their careers after boxing. Lee Baxter Promotions recruits, develops and guides elite fighters to the next level where they need to be while working with the athletes to achieve the best results for their boxing careers.

Boxing at the Powerade Centre with Lee Baxter Promotions

I got the opportunity to shoot Lee Baxter Promotions' last show in Brampton at the Powerade Centre. It was some of the most beautiful light I've ever shot boxing in. A good night of fights with lots of action.

Bout #1 - Bradley Wilcox vs Miguel Angel Cobarrubias

Bout #2 - Nick Fantauzzi vs Tyler O'Donnell

Bout #3 - Jessie Wilcox vs. Juan Carlos Chavira

Bout #4 - Kane Heron vs. Cesar Chavez

Bout #5 - Mladen Milias vs. Hector Aguilar

Bout #6 - Christian M'Billi vs Genaro Quiroga

Bout #7 - Samuel Vagas vs. Ali Funeka - WBA NABA Welterweight Title Fight

DO Boxing Show - Behind the Scenes at our Promo Shoot

I had my good friend Dameon Okposio come into studio to update his head shots.

Dameon created a behind the scenes video of the shoot for his YouTube show: DO Boxing Show.

You can always use a good head shot for business. Dameon does a lot of seminars and speaking engagements so the pictures really support him. In addition Dameon writes for and publishes Below the Belt Magazine. We did some basic portrait work with Dameon in his unique shirts and then went on the head shots.

A short video from the DO Boxing show where I am working with Host Dameon Okposio on some promotional work.
I might have got the best shot of the day after the shoot at dinner.

I might have got the best shot of the day after the shoot at dinner.

It's always important to have fun on set.

It's always important to have fun on set.

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

Dameon Okposio runs Below the Belt Magazine, the Ontario Boxing Hall of Fame, has promoted fights, managed boxers and runs several community programs.

Ontario Boxing Hall of Fame Inductions - 2017

I was back for my second year at the Ontario Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony. A great day of events put on my Dameon Okposio. It was an emotional ceremony with more than one recipient in tears by the end of their speeches. A lot of deserving boxers and builders were inducted.

Inducted that night were

1. Nicky Furlano
2. Donny Lalonde
3. Troy Ross
4. Allen Tremblay
5. Colin Fraser
6. Raymond Smillie*
7. Clyde Gray
8. Domenic Filane

I did the event photography for the evening as well as the Ontario Boxing Hall of Fame plaque design.

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

Boxing images from United Promotions Boxing in Toronto

I went to Mississauga on Friday night for the United Promotions Boxing show. There were some entertaining fights on the card that say Josh O'Reilly move to 9-0 after crushing his opponent's body with a devastating left. Always a good time to get ringside for some fights in Toronto.

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

Fitness and Boxing Photo Shoot with Sam

Agency represented (Swagger Management) model Sam came down from Toronto to work with me a couple of weeks ago. We split the day between Powerhouse Training Systems and Warriors Boxing and Fitness.  I've worked with Sam a couple of times before in Toronto and he always brings a great enthusiasm to the shoot as well as a killer physique and work ethic.

I have access to cool locations like these for photoshoots as well as my fully equipped studio. So if you need images done for sponsors, agencies, promotions or just you, message me and we'll set it up.

We went for a bit of a cinematic feel for this image.

We went for a bit of a cinematic feel for this image.

SHAW BOXING - Pro Boxing in Toronto

SHAW BOXING - Pro Boxing in Toronto

The Shaw Boxing event is a fund raising event held every year to benefit the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This year on April the 4th is a great night of fights. I've personally know 5 of the 6 boxers on the card and have previously photographed 4 of them.

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DO Boxing Expo - Promotional Materials

Commercial Photography is always a good area to be involved with. In addition to the fitness and fight photography, I photograph a lot of catalogue and promotional images. Dameon Okposio is a good friend of mine and is putting on the 2017 Boxing Expo in May of next year. It's going to be a huge event, with a trade show, amateur boxing, a boxing combine and the Ontario Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony. My photos were used for the sponsorship package being circulated right now. For more information on the 2017 Boxing Expo call Dameon Okposio 647-224-2199.

Pro Boxing with Lee Baxter in Toronto

I had a great time in Toronto last night at the Danforth Music Hall watching Lee Baxter's show. It's always good to see so many friends at these fights. I'm looking forward to the next show in this series. I might have taken a couple of pictures while I was there too.

Pro Boxing in Toronto - Lee Baxter

Tonight I'll be shooting Lee Baxter's show in Toronto at the Danforth Music Hall. The images below are a throw back to Lee's last show featuring Samuel Vargas and Brandon Brewer. Tonight's fights feature Steve Wilcox and Tim Cronin. It should be a good night and I'll see you ringside!