Douglas decisions White for crown


Kitchener, Ontario's Jason "Friday the 13th" Douglas captured the vacant Canadian (CPBC) Cruiserweight crown with a hard fought split decision victory over former national champion Frank "The Hammer" White Saturday night at the Moncton Casino in Moncton, New Brunswick. Douglas, who decisioned White over 4 rounds last February, started strong, using a solid jab and simply outworked and outpunched White over the course of the bout. Two judges saw it close 96-94, one in favor of Douglas and the other for White. The deciding judge saw it a little more lopsided, posting a 99-91 scorecard in favor of the 31 yr old Douglas. With the victory Douglas improves to 10-4 (4 kos) and become the Canadian Professional Boxing Council's first cruiserweight champion since Dale Brown wore the strap back in 1996. The always tough White dips to 7-5-2 (5 kos).

Plenty of confusion reigned in the other CPBC championship contest where Julius Bunda and Stuart McLellan battled it out for the vacant middleweight title. The bout was an even affair through 9 rounds when Bunda stormed out in the 10th and final round, looking to close the show on his William Lake, BC opponent. Bunda was able to hurt McLellan and had him holding on for dear life for most of the round. McLellan used every trick in the book to remain upright and managed to regain both his senses and his legs to finish the bout. When the scorecards were collected, a close unanimous decision was announced in favor of Bunda however his rejoycing was short lived. A mere two hours later, the New Brunswick Boxing Commission advised both camps that the scorecards were incorrectly tallied. The final and correct result was a split draw (95-95, 95-95, and 98-92 Bunda). The title therefore remains vacant and an immediate rematch was ordered. With the stalemate, Bunda moves to 4-1-1 (2kos) while McLellan remains still undefeated at 7-0-3 (2kos)

Other bouts on the Victory Promoted Casino Carnage show had :
Steve Franjic (5-0, 4kos) TKO1 Nick Whiting (2-16-1, 2kos)
Phil Rose (3-1-1, 3kos) KO1 Todd Skidmore (0-3)
Darren Fletcher (1-1 0kos) W4 Marcel Maillet Jr (0-1)
Robbie Cameron (2-3, 2kos) TKO2 Norm Peters (1-6)
Brandon Brewer (1-0, 1kos) TKO2 Aaron Corrigan (0-2)