New Glaswegian boxer Brody Blair is finally coming home after punching his way around the world in more than 125 fights over more than a decade.
His big homecoming fight tourney is set for April 21 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and will feature several other Nova Scotian boxers, a treat to his hometown fans who have supported him for years.
“It’s just going to be so nice to cut weight at home, sleep in my own bed for once before I fight,” Blair told The News.
He has started his own boxing promotional company called Polarblair Promotions as a means to take his boxing home.
Blair’s latest move comes after boxing as an amateur in more than 20 countries, meeting fellow fighters from around the world and learning about different boxing styles.
“You get to see a lot of the world,” said Blair.
Back home, he hopes to have one fight a year and turned professional on May 27, 2017.
On that date, he won by a technical knockout in the second round of a fight in Fredericton. He won his second professional fight in November.
Previously, Blair won a bronze medal at the 2011 Pan American Games in the middleweight division.
The following year, Blair entered an Olympic qualification event. He won two bouts to advance to the quarterfinals as a middleweight. He lost to the Dominican Republic’s Junior Castillo.
After that, Blair needed Castillo to win the tournament so he could reach the Olympics, but he lost in the finals.
In 2013, Blair fought again in the AIBA World Boxing Championships, then went on to represent Canada in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
He holds the 2009 Canadian Youth Champion title and the 2011 Canadian Senior Champion title.