Sets sights on world title in 2019

Former lightweight title challenger Tony Luis made a triumphant return to the ring on November 24th in front of a packed house at the Casino Montréal, dominating and stopping rugged veteran Edgar Ramirez via sixth-round TKO.

Luis controlled the action from the opening bell, peppering Ramirez with a stiff jab and relentless body attack. In the third round, Luis floored Ramirez with a crisp hook to the top of the head which sent him tumbling to the canvas. In round four, Ramirez’s punch output dropped significantly, and by the sixth round, Luis’s relentless attack had taken its tole. Luis closed the distance between the two, ripping several combinations to the head and body prompting referee Martin Forest to call a halt to the bout at 1:44 of the sixth round.

With the win, Luis’s record improves to 26-3 9 KO’s and marks an impressive seven-fight win streak.

“Luis is a masterful boxer and deserves to be ranked amongst the best lightweight in the world,” said Denis Benoit, Luis’s promoter and CEO of Liveco Boxing Inc. “We’re entertaining all offers, but we’re especially interested in fighting George Kambosos Jnr., Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney, or Ray Beltran. A victory against any of these guys will propel Luis to where he needs to be to get another shot at the title. When this happens, he’ll be ready.” added Benoit.

With the win, Luis improves to 26-3 with 9 KO’s. He has not lost a bout since 2015 when he dropped a disputed decision against Derry Matthews for the interim lightweight title. Since then he has won seven strait bouts.

Speed and Control Deliver 22nd Win over Lightweight Opponent.

Tonight, Tony “Lightning” Luis closed out his 2016 campaign with a new promoter and a unanimous decision win over Christian Uruzquieta.

The Cornwall, Ontario boxer’s eight-round decision in Mississauga punctuated a string of victories since dropping a narrow decision for the interim WBA Lightweight Title in 2015.

Luis (22-3 7 KO’s) dealt the Mexican lightweight his first defeat in six years, picking up right where he left off after a February unanimous decision win over Samuel Amoako.

He was able to rely on lightning-fast hands to pull away from the crafty Uruzquieta (14-2-1 4 KO’s) who had never lost in Canada– until meeting Luis at the Hershey Centre.

Fighting in front of a friendly crowd, Luis took complete control of the bout in the fifth round, working inside Uruzquieta and hurting him with withering body punches. From there he dictated the fight using his experience and hand speed.

“I knew the body punches really took a toll,” Luis said. “In the fifth round, I took the fight away from him and dominated.”

Luis who signed an exclusive promotional contract with Liveco Boxing shortly before the fight said he’s looking forward to 2017 and the bouts his new promoter arranges for him.

Before November, Luis had never fought professionally in Ontario. He gave his home province a glimpse of its native son outworking Uruzquieta in his first Canadian action since a May 2013 decision over Poland’s Maurycy Gojko in Quebec.

With 2017 on the horizon, Luis said he is anxious to step back in the ring and get a chance to raise a belt. “I’m hoping to get another title shot,” he said. “I’m going to keep winning. I’m training hard so that I’m ready for my next fight.”