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Watch Surrey boxer Bisla win pro title fight with hard right in 1st round

Buneet Bisla turned pro in 2019, trains in Newton at family gym
Boxer Buneet Bisla after winning the Canadian Professional Boxing Council (CPBC) title fight Saturday (May 11) in Victoria. (Contributed photo)

Surrey-raised boxer Buneet Bisla won his first pro title fight on Saturday night (May 11).

In Victoria, Bisla was quick to knock out Manitoba-born Devin Tomko in the first round of their bout, sanctioned by Canadian Professional Boxing Council (CPBC).

With the KO victory, Bisla is Canada’s new light-heavyweight champ, 175-pound weight division.

It’s the latest boxing win for the six-foot-two Bisla, 26, who turned pro in 2019 and trains in Newton at his family’s Bisla Martial Arts gym (BMA).

“It was supposed to be a 10-round fight for the Canadian title,” Bisla’s trainer, father Inder Bisla, said Monday (May 13).

“Buneet caught him early with a right hand and then finished him off just before the round ended,” Inder added.

The CPBC website shows Bisla’s record of 10 wins, five KO, 1 loss and 1 KO’d.

Last June, Bisla battled hard in his debut boxing match in New York City but lost in seven rounds to American Khalil Coe in Madison Square Garden’s 5,600-seat theatre during a Matchroom-promoted bout. The fight was Bisla’s first outside Canada, on his first trip to “The Big Apple.”

Inder said his son “got back into the saddle” after his loss in New York. “He’s starting to get his rhythm back, he’s good. And now we will wait, because he’s ranked #1 in Canada, and more eyes are looking at him. We’ll see what happens if he gets signed by a promotion or somebody challenges him for the title.”


• RELATED STORY, from June 2023: New York’s ‘mecca of boxing’ awaits Surrey’s Bisla on next step of COVID-delayed pro career in ring.

Tom Zillich

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