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A night of ‘Mayhem’ at the Morrow building

What’s What’s a Saturday night without a little Mayhem.

Peterborough’s Golden Gloves Boxing Club is delivering your fix with Mayhem at the Morrow featuring some of the best amateur boxing in the area this Saturday (May 5) at the Morrow Building.

The 11-bout card, which is the joint venture of Golden Gloves and the Peterborough Agricultural Society, will feature a wide variety of skill and expertise in the ring as new faces and old favorites will look to go the distance.

“It’s a high caliber event,” says promoter Kerry Hendren, adding the event will not only showcase some of Peterborough’s best but see some of the area’s young up and coming pugilists duke it out in their inaugural matches.

Hendren is the owner of Lindsay’s Boxing Factory, as well as the Golden Gloves club, and has more than 20 years in the boxing business under his belt.

Jake ‘The Steam Train’ Stanley will square off against Cody ‘C-4’ Nixon of the Oshawa Motor City Boxing Club in the main event. The bout should pack a punch for local boxing enthusiasts, as both fighters are pretty evenly matched. Nixon, however, is coming off a winning weekend, having claimed a decision over BEL Boxing’s John ‘No Baloney’ Maloney in last week’s Vengeance 4 at the Venue.

Returning to the ring is local favorite Jay Corcoran who, after a 15-year absence, will make his comeback debut in front of a hometown crowd. Corcoran, 40, is an Ennismore native and Metro Toronto police officer with a deep boxing background.

Corcoran will be taking on Ottawa Beaver Boxing’s Ryan O’Connor who recently made his return to the ring last weekend after a two-year hiatus.

“It should be interesting,” says Hendren, noting each boxer is roughly the same age and at the same point in their careers.

In all, 10 local fighters from the Golden Gloves Club and one from Bel Boxing will put on an entertaining display of live amateur boxing starting at 7 p.m. Doors to the Morrow Building will open at 6:30 p.m.

After the fights, Golden Gloves, in conjunction with Boston Pizza, invite ticket holders to the Lansdowne Street Boston Pizza location to watch the Mayweather/Cotto pay per view championship match as an afterparty for the event.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Popeye’s Supplements and Gold’s Gym for $20 or are available at the


About PTBOSportsScene

Husband, Father, Writer, Coach, Maker of Omelettes and Dissector of Couches. After working for over 10 years in sport, I decided to move my focus from calling for media coverage to doing the reporting. I’ve had the opportunity to work in a multitude of sports and loved every minute of it. Now is my chance to give exposure to those sports and activities that don’t always make the front of the sports page. On this blog you’ll find articles that I’ve done on some of Peterborough’s most interesting and lesser know sports in the area. It may even prompt you to try one.


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