McGuiness Wins Dave Spencer7th December, 2009

Logan McGuinness (9-0 4KO) slowly amped up the pressure all night to score a convincing 79-72, 79-71, 80-71 over trial-horse Cesar Soriano, knocking down the Mexican fighter in the fifth round and closing strongly. Soriano has become somewhat of a regular in Montreal, having been an opponent for Kevin Bizier, Dierry Jean, Jo Jo Dan and Ali Chebah, going the distance each time. Mark this one down as one the best performance against Soriano who falls to 20-25. Both fighters were coming up short on their punches in the early going, but as things progressed, showed his speed and got the better of the exchanges, wearing down Soriano and hurting him to the body and keeping on him until he was forced to take a knee. Soriano was cut over the right eye and was a beleaguered tired fighter down the stretch, teetering on the ropes in the final round but holding on enough to make it to the final bell.