Hometown Boxing Champion Tony Luis to Battle Mexican KO Artist on April 15th.

Cornwall native Tony “Lightning” Luis spent the last nine years globetrotting, racking up wins. Now his local fans will get the opportunity to see him in the ring in person, instead of on a TV screen. On April 15, Tony will put his future on the line against Noe “El Dengue” Nuñez at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

The event, which holds the promise of delivering all the glitz and glamor of a Las Vegas-style event, is being promoted by California-based Liveco Boxing, puts an end to years of anticipation from Cornwall fight fans who have been eager to cheer on their hometown champ in person.

In a pivotal matchup, Luis (22-3, 7 KO’s) will battle the formidable Nunez (17-4- 1, 13 KO’s) in a scheduled 10-round clash pitting Luis’ speed and savvy against the taller, aggressive Mexican lightweight from Sinaloa. Luis faces a must-win scenario to advance his career as a professional boxer.

“Every fight for me is to get one step closer to a world title shot,” Luis said. “I need to keep winning.”

A win in Cornwall, in front of his hometown fans, will propel Luis high into the world rankings and set him up for a title bout in the near future. His record against some of the world’s top talent, including an upset over the formerly undefeated Karl Dargan, puts Luis on the cusp of title contention.

Now he readies to fight a rising Mexican star in the same town where Luis was born and trains with his father.

“Nuñez is a tough, talented guy. He packs a dangerous punch,” Luis said. “I’ve got to showcase my hand speed and abilities to get past him and get the win.”

In a highly-anticipated undercard bout, Akwesasne native son, Ronnie “Rocket” Robidoux (2-0, 2 KO’s) looks to keep his perfect professional record intact, facing the rugged Jesus Ortega of Mexico over 4-rounds. Robidoux, who trains in Cornwall under the tutelage of Jorge Luis, looks to add another knockout win to the record after a stunning knockout victory over Donnis Reed in California last month.

Another pupil of Jorge Luis, Ireland’s “Lethal” Larry Fryers (2-0, 1 KO), now residing in upstate New York, is set to clash against Mexico’s Michel Polina in a 4-round Welterweight bout. Fryers, who seeks to build on last month’s punishing knockout of Rolando Padilla, is one of the most exciting young prospects in boxing. His relentless aggression and fighting style will surely not disappoint.

More undercard bouts will be announced shortly.

Denis Benoit, CEO of Liveco Boxing, says he’s thrilled to showcase a hometown hero in front of a hometown crowd. “It doesn’t get any better than this. These matches, with Tony as the headliner and Ronnie and Larry on the undercard, will make for an electrifying evening of boxing. We’re looking for fireworks and a ton of excitement out of these fighters. And we’re especially looking forward to seeing Tony take this huge leap forward in his career.”

Tickets for the April 15th event start at only $25.00 and go on sale Wednesday, March 8th at 10:00 AM. They can be purchased online at, by phone (613) 938-9400, or in person at the Cornwall Civic Complex box office. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the first bout scheduled for 8:00 PM.

Undefeated Rafael “Big Bang” Rivera Brings Big Punch to Boxing Gala.

Tijuana native Rafael Rivera (23-0-2, 15 KO’s) is bringing his undefeated record and huge stopping power to the Palm Springs Boxing Gala on February 11th.

The featherweight, known as “Big Bang” for his aggressive ring style and his penchant for superheroes, will be featured in Liveco Boxing’s main event bout on February 11th at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel.

Due to a Tony Luis illness, the original headlining bout between “Lightning” Luis and Oscar Bravo has been postponed with a possible date for Canada.

Rivera loves comic heroes and wears a Green Lantern costume into the ring before his fights. The superhero fan defeated Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr. in a thriller in Florida and has continued decimating opponents since. He will face hard-charging Mexican powerhouse Giovanni “El Ruso” Caro in an 8-round “All Mexican Brawl”.

The February 11th Palm Springs Boxing Gala undercard will feature exciting California and Bay-area boxers including Eric “El Gallo de Oro” Altamirano, Max “The General” Becerra and David “Left Hook” Lopez. Additional fighters, Ireland’s “Lethal” Larry Fryers and New York’s Ronnie “Rocket” Robidoux, will be making their west coast debut on the undercard as well.

Tickets for the event highlighting some of California’s finest boxing talent are going fast. The fight is set in an intimate ballroom inside the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel where boxing fans will be able to enjoy meal packages and a night-on-the-town experience.

Prices will range from single seating to table arrangements and can be purchased at The event starts at 8 p.m. and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. on February 11th. A variety of meal and snack packages are included based on ticket level as well as a cash bar. All ticket holders must be 21+ older to attend.

Becerra brings power and high ring IQ to Liveco’s stable.

Santa Ana boxer Maximiliano Becerra has signed an exclusive promotional contract with Liveco Boxing.

The tall and powerful Hayward, CA native was spontaneously nicknamed “The General” when a ring announcer tagged him with the moniker after watching his laser-like preparation for a fight.

At 5’ 10”, the super lightweight packs a lot of power with his long reach. He’s recorded seven knockouts in 14 fights.

Liveco Boxing CEO Denis Benoit describes Becerra as a smart fighter who is able to demolish opponents with his physical gifts. “Becerra is that rare combination of smarts and power,” he says. “He’s the kind of boxer any promoter would love to have.”

Becerra says that signing with Liveco and having a team behind him is what he’s been looking for his whole career. Trained by Paul Velardo and managed by Charles Bosecker with Oscar A. Sanchez, Becerra says he is primed for a breakout career.

He’s scheduled to step in the ring for a February 11th bout where he hopes to record his eighth knockout at the Palm Springs Boxing Gala in the Coachella Valley.

California Promoter Schedules an Eight-Bout Event Delivered in a High-End, Intimate Setting.

Tony “Lightning” Luis is poised to make his mark on the world stage with only Chilean powerhouse Oscar Bravo (23-6, 10 KO’s) standing in his way. In Liveco Boxing’s first event of the year, “Lightning” Luis will get his chance to continue his winning streak at the Palm Springs Boxing Gala on February 11 in Palm Springs, CA.

Luis (22-3, 7 KO’s) will headline an evening of eight professional bouts in the elegant and intimate Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. Luis has been spectacular in victory, dominating opponents since a disputed decision loss against Derry Matthews for the WBA lightweight interim title in the UK. Luis is looking to cement his place as a contender on the world-wide stage against Bravo in what promises to be a slugfest.

In this must-win fight, Luis will be showcasing his speed and boxing ability against “La Maquina”, a seasoned veteran who has only lost to the best and who went toe-to-toe with rising superstar Felix Verdejo in 2014. Luis is itching to prove he can do what Bravo couldn’t do: stop Verdejo. But first, he must show the world that he can get past the rugged Bravo in the cozy confines of the Coachella Valley setting.

“Liveco is excited about bringing such a high-quality boxing event to Palm Springs,” says Liveco Boxing CEO Denis Benoit. “Our boxers get the opportunity to showcase their skills in strategic matches while providing an evening of sports and entertainment to the local market. These fighters are the next generation of champions and the public gets to witness their talent in the ring in an exciting and unique venue.”

In other bouts, fans will be treated to rising stars Eric “El Gallo de Oro” Altamirano, Larry Fryers, Ronnie “Rocket” Robidoux, Maximiliano “The General” Becerra, Marco Magdaleno, Jesus Ibarra Sanchez and David “Left Hook” Lopez.

With only three bouts behind him, the young welterweight Lopez has dazzled crowds with his left hook, plowing through all three opponents he’s faced; two by knockout. Lopez, a Pomona, CA welterweight, brings devastating stopping power inside the ropes and sees no reason he won’t continue mowing down the competition.

Altamirano (8-0 6 KO’s) will look to keep his record sparkling as the Fresno native seeks to add a seventh crushing knockout in his brief lightweight career. The rugged and relentless “El Gallo” destroys opponents in the ring, never relenting and never letting them breathe says his manager Gary Sullenger. “I just want to go forward,” Altamirano says. “I just want to take people out of the ring.”

Hayward, CA native Maximiliano “The General” Becerra, who has never wanted anything else other than to be world champ, will bring his passion and toughness inside the ropes for the first time in Palm Springs. Becerra (10-2, 7 KO’s) who was signed by Liveco in January, says “I’ve always been by myself. Now that I’ve got a team behind me, I’m ready to show the world what I can do.”

New York native Ronnie “Rocket” Robidoux and Ireland’s Larry Fryers will bring their promising careers into Palm Springs for the first time as well. Young and dangerous, Fryers and Robidoux are guided by boxing legend Bob Miller, and are poised to raise their gloves again at the Palm Springs Boxing Gala. Splitting time training in Mike Tyson’s old gym and under the guidance of Jorge Luis, they add further international flavor to the evening. Both fighters stand hungry for more action after notching impressive debut wins.

Staged in a unique hotel ballroom setting at the Renaissance Hotel, tables will be arranged banquet-style for the event. Seating at 32 dinner-style tables will be offered, along with 300 single seats surrounding the ring. The Palm Springs Boxing Gala offers casual dining packages, creating the ultimate night-on-the-town experience. There will not be a bad seat in the house to catch the action.

Ticket prices will range from single seating to table arrangements and can be purchased online at The event starts at 8 pm and doors will open at 6:30 pm on February 11th. A variety of meal and snack packages are included based on ticket level as well as a cash bar. All ticket holders must be 21+ older to attend.

The Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel is located at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains in Coachella Valley.

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.”

Luis Brings an Impressive Record to the Liveco Roster.

Thousand Palms, CA — Liveco Boxing Inc. is pleased to announce that Canadian Lightweight contender, Tony “Lightning” Luis, has joined their roster. The 28-year-old, Luis, who hails from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, sports an impressive professional record of 22 wins with only three defeats and is considered among the best lightweights in the world today.

Managed by his father, Jorge Luis, Luis began his professional career in 2008, beating David Aguirre of Mexico by unanimous decision. Five months later the battles would get much harder. Eleven days before he was scheduled to fight Mario Andrade, his mother, whose influence and love encouraged him to fight – even when he was ready to quit, died suddenly. Heartbroken, he entered the ring days after burying his mother and unanimously beat Andrade.

Luis has earned two WBC Continental America Championships. In 2015, as a 7-1 underdog, he dominated and beat previously undefeated Karl Dargan in a stunning upset, propelling him to a top 10 world ranking. However, losses to Ivan Redkach and Derry Matthews (both by disputed decision) hardened Luis into preparing for adversity. Matthews outpointed Luis who was a last-minute replacement in an overseas fight with only four days’ notice.

“Tony represents everything that we look for in a boxer. He has an outstanding record, incredible drive, and high integrity as a person,” says Liveco Boxing CEO, Denis Benoit, on why Liveco wanted to represent Luis.

As to why Luis chose Liveco, “I know that Liveco is looking out for me. They offered me a substantial deal that will advance my career and protect my interests.”

When he’s not fighting, Luis is a substance abuse counselor at a boys’ home in Cornwall. After narrowly missing a chance to represent Canada at the Beijing Olympics, Luis struggled. Now, having regained his health, and with his boxing career back on track, Luis now helps kids who are having a hard time escape from addiction and reclaim their lives. “I identify with their pain and struggle,” Luis says of his work. “I use my empathy to help them overcome their obstacles.”

Liveco Boxing Denis Benoit

Thousand Palms, CA — Liveco Boxing Inc. is proud to announce their entry into the world of professional boxing. Founded by long-time boxing promoter Denis Benoit and Ron Sanderson, the company brings a fresh approach to the industry.

Denis Benoit, who has more than a decade of experience in promoting, says “I grew tired of seeing the sport I love turn ultra-corporate without any personal attention given to the athletes. We have an opportunity to build a new kind of promotion company – one that puts the best interests of the fighters first.”

That “Fighter First” philosophy is how Liveco plans on attracting talent. This means taking the time to understand the career and personal goals of each boxer and their manager; thus, creating circumstances so they are in the best situation prior to a fight, freeing them to excel in the ring. It also means providing extra support in developing and growing a fan base.

Representing experienced professionals and rising stars, Liveco abides by higher ethical standards. “Our vision is to run an honest and reputable promotional firm representing athletes with strong moral character and similar values,” Benoit says.

Benoit believes there are modern and better ways to promote. “Whether it’s using social media to build a boxer’s brand or supporting their lives outside the ring, we are part of their team. When we put our fighters first, and profit second, they can focus on winning. When they win, we all win.”

Fighters or managers interested in working with Liveco Boxing can reach out via email to or visit to learn more.