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Canadian Boxing: March 6 Results from Calgary and Promoter Eric De Guzmanís Thoughts on Steve Claggett, Walter Linthorne and More

GM Ross - Last Saturday, March 6, Steve Claggett was in the ring for the second time in a month, taking on Nova Scotian rookie Walter Linthorne in a six round contest, at the Bowness Sports Plex in Calgary, Alberta. Claggett was coming off a quick nightís work back on February 13, when he knocked out Mike Maley of Missouri in just one round of action. Claggett got a bit more action in on Saturday, but not much, finishing off Linthorne in less than two rounds via TKO. In welterweight action, Stuart McLellan of Williams Lake, British Columbia, grabbed a six round unanimous decision from Ted Reno of Calgary. Following the event promoter Eric De Guzman was kind enough to provide his thoughts on the evening..

GM Ross: Given his victory in Calgary, what are your thoughts on Steve Claggettís future?

Eric De Guzman: Claggett will be at least a Canadian champion within the next 12 months.† We also would like to go for the WBC youth title within 24 Months.† Steve is young and does not need dangerous fights right now. We are still learning the pro game.

GM Ross: How did Walter Linthorne look during his first foray into professional boxing?

Eric De Guzman: Linthorne came in great shape, but just didnít have time to get settled in and didnít get a chance to breath.†He had good technical skills and good range.† He brought in a great amateur record of over 60 fights.

GM Ross: Should we expect more shows from Teofista in the not too distant future?

Eric De Guzman: Boxing in Calgary is back and Teofista will be doing at least 4 shows per year along with the amateur shows we do monthly.

GM Ross: What are your thoughts on the Reno-McLellan bout?

Eric De Guzman: Reno was definitely McLellanís toughest fight. I thought it was closer than what the judges scored it.† If Reno could have put more punches together it would have been a different fight.† McLellan was a game fighter with good technical skills and good punching power.

GM Ross: This was a Pro-Am Event. Were there any Teofista amateur prospects we should keep an eye on?

Eric De Guzman: The amateur side was great and Teofista has lots of up and coming potential pro prospects.† Omar Ďthe Uzií Mazouzi is still 17 years old with almost 20 amateur fights and should be a decent force for the next 2 years in the amateurs.

Article posted on 10.03.2010



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