boxing

Amateur Boxing at Warriors

The home gym (Warriors Boxing and Fitness) had an amateur boxing show last night sanctioned by Boxing Ontario. It was a good competitive show.

The Winners

The Action

The Corners

Lawrence Boom Memorial Boxing Show

On November 3rd we honoured Lawrence Boom with a boxing show at Boomerz x Warriors Boxing in London, ON. In addition to the boxing we raised over $2,000 for ChildCan. It was a great night of fights and the place was completely packed.

Fight #1

Fight #2

Fight #3

Fight #4

Fight #5

Fight #6

Fight #7

Fight #8

Fight #9

Fight #10

Fight #11

Fight #12

Fight #13 - easily fight of the night

Fight #14

Engagement Photos - Marc & Caroline

Normally I don't do engagement photos, wedding photos or family photos. On rare occasions when friends ask I will. Such was the case when professional boxer Marc "El Gwapo" Pagcaliwangan and amateur boxer Caroline Cassin asked me to shoot their engagement pictures. They wanted them done in the boxing ring. Marc is the head boxing coach at Platinum Training Facility so it was a no-brainer to have the session there in Platinum's beautiful new boxing ring. Here's a few pictures from their session. If you're looking to get wedding or engagement photos done, I can recommend some great local photographers for that.

Marc & Caroline

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

Boxing at Warriors

Amateur boxing at Warriors Boxing and Fitness on Saturday night, sanctioned by Boxing Ontario. There were 12 exciting fights and some really good match making. I was ring side for the hostilities. Here are a couple of the select images.

Dan getting hit with a clean punch

Even the bucket has an opinion.

Straight left between the gloves.

Sparring at Warriors' Boxing and Fitness

I went down to Warriors Boxing and Fitness this morning to shoot some sparring so I can get my timing back for next weekend's show. I wasn't going to go, but I kicked my ass and went down there. I had a chance encounter with Alysha Sopoco and she gave me some great kicking pictures. In addition there were a lot of people at sparring this morning. Thanks to everyone who was out.

Flying side kick

Rob and Calvin Caron

Frank crushing the bag.

Leo waiting to get back in the ring and spar.

Detroit Fights - Motor City Casino

A good night of fights in Detroit last month. Lots of great fight photos. Tonnes of pro boxers in attendance at the Motor City Casino. Thanks to Carlos Llinas for having me out.

Professional Boxer Anthony Barnes

A shot of the glove table before the event.

Everlast gloves, the weapon of choice

Athletic Nudes with C (NSFW)

C contacted me in October about shooting my athletic nude series and we set it up for the end of November. C and her husband M were a lot of fun to shoot with and we had a lot of laughs that evening. We got some good images that night.

Hard directional light to provide highlights and shadows.

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

- The Athletic Implied Nudes series is an exploration of the human body under muscle stress— understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Clean backgrounds, hard lighting, and black & white photography work together to eliminate distractions and highlight the muscle groups and figure of my subjects.

Beginning with Mixed Martial Artists and Boxers, I have developed my technique to capture rapidly firing muscle groups at high speed in front of the lens. The resulting instinct for timing fight photography has lead to an ability to freeze my subjects at the peak of their motion. Discovering a better understanding of the human form with this project has transitioned into my commercial fitness work, maximizing composition and positioning to best showcase the human form.

Canadian Heavyweight Championship

On Friday Dec 1st, in Niagara Falls, ON the NCC Canadian Heavyweight Championship was fought for.

The champion: Dillon "big country' Carman (Global Legacy Boxing)
The challenger: Mladen "monster" Miljas (Lee Baxter Management)
Promoter: Global Legacy Boxing

It was a contested affair with both fighters on the canvas at point. Miljas took the fight via KO in the 2nd round winning the title.

The Monster waiting for the champion to arrive

Stalking his opponent

The final blow

Champion crowned

Fight #500 - Global Legacy Boxing

I shot my first fight in March of 2014. It's taken three and a half years to make it to fight #500. Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai have all been photographed. I still waiting to shoot a world title but I did get on North American network boxing with ShoBox. More than the fights though I've met a lot of great people.

Below are images from fight #500. I've photographed a couple of Marko's pro fights and did some pictures with him when he was at a training camp in London, ON. (Boomerz Boxing with Kyle Millette)

December 1st, 2017
Global Legacy Boxing - Thunder at the Falls
Marko Szalai vs. Aaron Lozcano
Marko wins via TKO

Waiting for the bell

Resting between rounds

Great blocking technique

Fight #500 in the books

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

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.

Behind the Scenes with Nick Robinson

Boxer Nick Robinson is making his pro debut on Lee Baxter's show on November 11th in Brampton, Ontario. Nick trains out of Warriors Boxing and Fitness in London, Ontario. Mark Ruddick Photography was there to capture his training for an upcoming magazine article.

Video was done by Dawson Bell 

Nick Robinson training for his pro debut with coaches Rob Caron and Bob Wilcox

Hitting the heavy bag

Working with trainer Rob Caron of Warrior's Boxing and Fitness

Lawrence Boom

I met Lawrence in the summer of 2014 and he welcomed me into his gym as he did everyone. In the years that followed I would visit him at the gym and we'd sit and talk about boxing and whatever else was happening at the time. I always enjoyed just being around him. I took a lot of pictures of Lawrence at events, including at his wedding on Sunday.

One way you can measure a man is by the loyalty of his friends. Lawrence's friends would lie down in traffic for him.

He's only been gone a day and I already miss him a lot...

Too soon

Promotional Boxing Pictures

Undefeated pro boxer Marc Pagcaliwangan came into studio yesterday for some promotional pictures for an upcoming event. Marc is 10-0-1 as a professional. He trains out of Mississauga and Los Angeles. Marc is the boxing instructor for Platinum MMA in London, Ontario.

Undefeated Canadian Boxer Marc Pagcaliwangan

Thanks to Dean Archer for capturing this behind the scenes photo