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PFC 8: Unfinished Business

PFC 8: Unfinished Business was my 8th show with Jamie Champion (the fight promoter) I've been photographing Jamie's fights since 2014 and making the posters since 2016. It was a good event at the Marconi Club in London, Ontario and the place was packed to capacity. There were 7 amateur kickboxing match sanctioned by WAKO Canada.

Braydon Rowe vs Tristan Jarry

Omar Khalifa vs Garth Watkins

Brandon Marchant vs Faisal Rehman - Faisal's retirement fight.

Liam Gallagher vs Gino Ghalehpardaz

Jeremy Fuchs vs Gordie Cunningham

Matthew Cooper vs George Abdallah

Amro Al Falastini vs Mattia Del Cul-Hovorka

- FightPhotographer.ca specializes in boxing, kickboxing and mma photography.

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Global Legacy Boxing - Fight for the Falls

I finally got out to my first  Global Legacy Boxing event: Fight for the Falls. It took place in Niagara Falls, close to where I grew up. The event took place at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. I had only met a couple of the boxers on the card and I was eager to meet some new people. The event was a sell out and had great production value. It was nice to see a lot of my boxing friends there.

Main Event - Niagara Falls Boxer Phil Lo Greco wins by decision

Main Event - Niagara Falls Boxer Phil Lo Greco wins by decision

Kane Heron delivers the shot and improves to 7-0 as a professional boxer by decision.

Kane Heron delivers the shot and improves to 7-0 as a professional boxer by decision.

Bradley Wilcox out of Steeltown Boxing in Hamilton Ontario wins his first professional fight by way of TKO.

Bradley Wilcox out of Steeltown Boxing in Hamilton Ontario wins his first professional fight by way of TKO.

Marko Szalai starts the night off with a bang with a brutal knock out. At one point it looked like his opponent's soul had been knocked out of the body, thankfully he is alright.

Marko Szalai starts the night off with a bang with a brutal knock out. At one point it looked like his opponent's soul had been knocked out of the body, thankfully he is alright.

Boxing Training Session with Kara - Old School

The first time I photographed anything to do with boxing was 3 years ago when Kara invited me to shoot her training session. The photo session took place at Boomerz Boxing Club a beautiful old school boxing gym located in downtown London. With the exposed brick, wood floors and old time posters I knew this had to be photographed in black and white. Kara's striking coach is Gord Riddell who's worked with some of the top fighters in London. (and yes his fist is legitimately the size of her face)

It was really great to look back on this shoot that started me off in boxing and allowed me to meet some many great people, like Lawrence Boom. I have to get back out to Boomerz to photograph another training session soon.

Kara taking a break from training.

Kara taking a break from training.

- 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

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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PFC 6 - The Action

10 Stoppages makes for a great night of fights. Prospect Fighting Championships put on a great show at the London Music Hall. The show was sold out months in advance. 135 and 265+ eliminator battles were fought and the heavyweight and featherweight belts were awarded. Shane Monaghan becomes the first 2 belt champion at 135 and 145. Avinash Chowtee scored the fastest knockout in PFC history at 9 seconds of the first round. Mr. Throwdown, Pete Trevino was in the house getting the crowd ready for all of the fights. It's always an honour to work with Pete. Special thanks to Jamie Champion for the work, this is our 7th show together.

Fight of the night: Cody Chovancek vs. Gino Ghalehpardaz
Submission of the night: Kris Allard
Knockout of the night: Avinash Chowtee

--PFC 6 Results--
Shane Monaghan def. Seth Connor via split decision
Leeroy Johnson def. Scott Lamont via submission - 1st round
Amro Falastini def. Wes Wood via TKO - 1st round
Esteban Alva def. Matt Dawson via unanimous decision
Randi Field def. Jessica Hoskins via unanimous decision
Patrick MacInnes def. Steve Eldridge via submission (RNC) - 2nd round
Zad Mangat def. Mike Gigliotti via KO - 1st round
Cody Chovancek def. Gino Ghalehpardaz via unanimous decision
Ryan Gibson def. Jeff Blythe via TKO - 1st round
Matty Hovorka def. Noah Crosswell via submission (RNC) - 1st round
Kris Allard def. Serhiy Sidey via submission (armbar) - 1st round
Justin Ritchie def. Luke Hogg via submission (armbar) - 1st round
Avinash Chowtee def. Ryan Dunphy via KO - 1st round
Josh Hanley def. Ted Weurch via submission - 1st round
Jill Ritchie def. Jessica Shaw via submission (RNC) - 1st round

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

Prospect Fighting Championships (PFC) is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Organization based out of London, Ontario. The goal of the PFC is to provide a quality platform that allows Mixed Martial Artists in Ontario to develop and demonstrate their talents and prepare themselves for the professional level.

PFC 6 - The Winners

PFC 6 was Saturday night and the were 15 electric fights on the card. Special thanks to Martial Law Clothing for getting me a cool walkout shirt to wear for the evening.

Maple City Cagefighting 5 - The Action

Fight photography, its a great way to spend a Saturday. Always great sitting cageside watching these athletes lay it all on the line. MCC always puts on a good show for the crowd. Below are a couple of selects from the night of fights.

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

- Maple City Cagefighting: To provide the most prestigious amateur mixed martial arts events that give local fighters a place to start building their career with integrity and fairness.

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Detroit Brawl - Professional Boxing

Hopped over to Detroit for some pro boxing at the Masonic Temple. Salita Promotions was the promoter for this show and put on a good card.