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Omri Lowther vs. Edner Cherry Headlines ESPN2 Card Saturday, August 28th, in Montreal

by on Aug.21, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

MONTREAL, CANADA, August 21, 2010 — Next Saturday night, August 28th, sensational lightweight prospect ‘OMINOUS’ Omri Lowther will battle former world title challenger Edner ‘CHERRY BOMB’ Cherry in the ESPN2 televised main event from the Club Metropolis in Montreal, Canada, it was announced today by Groupe Yvon Michel.

Based in Toronto, Canada, the 26 year old Lowther has amassed a record of 14-1-0 with ten knockouts since turning professional four years ago. The Atlanta, Georgia native is on a five bout winning streak, most recently stopping Isaac Bejarano in the fifth round on July 30th in Cancun, Mexico.

Now campaigning as a lightweight, 28 year old Cherry challenged junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley in September 2008, losing a very close twelve round decision. Since moving down to lightweight, Cherry, 27-6-2 (15KO’s), has won three in a row by early knockout, stopping Delvin Placencia on February 27th in Augusta, Georgia.

The challenge by Lowther represents a true test as the veteran Cherry is much more experienced at a world class level. Lowther is very highly regarded in Canadian boxing circles and a win over Cherry would truly validate his reputation as a future world champion.

Known for his devastating body shots, Cherry is looking to use the nationally televised broadcast as a stepping stone towards another world title shot.

Cherry’s nine year career also includes battles against numerous world champions and contenders including Stevie Johnston, Paulie Malignaggi, Daniel Alicia, Jose Armando Santa Cruz, Ricky Quiles and Jaime Rangel.

Group Yvon Michel has also put together an outstanding undercard featuring some of boxing finest prospects including hard hitting Quebec welterweight Kevin Bizier, 11-0-0 (7KO’s), Montreal super middleweight Nicholson Poulard, 14-3-0 (6KO’s), all-action welterweight Samuel ‘The Product’ Vargas, 4-0-0 (1KO) of Mississauga, Ontario and Montreal lightweight Arash Usmanee, 6-0-0 (3KO’s) in addition to junior middleweight Ahmad Cheiko, 2-2-2 (1KO) of Montreal.

Power punching contender David Lemieux, who was previously announced for this event had to bow out due to an injury suffered during training.

Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm. Advance tickets, starting at $60 can be purchased by calling the Metropolis Box Office, 514-844-3500 or through www.admission.com

The Club Metropolis is located at 59 Rue Ste-Catherine Est. in Montreal, Quebec.

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