O’Connell posts second pro victory

Red Deer fighter ‘Irish’ Cam O’Connell posted his second professional boxing victory on Friday, posting a unanimous 40-36 lightweight decision over David Aucoin of Hamilton.

EDMONTON — Red Deer fighter ‘Irish’ Cam O’Connell posted his second professional boxing victory on Friday, posting a unanimous 40-36 lightweight decision over David Aucoin of Hamilton.

O’Connell, 23, improved his record to 2-0 with one knockout while winning all four rounds. Aucoin dropped to 2-11.

“I stuck to the game plan, but Dave didn’t approach me as hard as we expected, we assumed that he would use his bigger build and try to bully his way in,” said O’Connell. “Instead, we had to put the pressure on him and stay on the outside. We are ready for any upcoming fights and looking forward to seeing who will step up next, hopefully in a local venue again so I can fight in front of my friends, family and more importantly, my fans.

“I would first and foremost would like to thank my excellent team who stood by me through years of hard training and lastly and I would like to take this opportunity to thank my supporting sponsors.”

The fight will be shown on Sportsnet on Sept. 28.

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