City Boxing's Shawn McDonald is on a roll.
The Walnut Grove amateur boxer travelled to Kelowna June 9 to defend his B.C. super welterweight title, and did just that by defeating Daniel Joseph in a five-round decision.
McDonald originally won the title by defeating Joseph via a split decision in Langley on May 11.
This time around, he left no doubt, winning on all three judges' cards.
McDonald lost the first round to a very aggressive Joseph, however took control in the second and had his hand raised after five rounds.
McDonald might be defending his belt next on Aug. 24 at Clash at the Cascades 20.
His trainer Dave Allison said it "would be great to do that fight at our 20th since Shawn was part of the main event at the original Clash."
He is expected to face Josh Wright, who has to first get past Sasan Haghighat-joo in Friday's Clash at the Cascades card.
CLASH 18 FRIDAY
The light heavies will be spotlighted Friday night in Langley City.
The 18th edition of the Clash at the Cascades amateur boxing series will highlight a light heavyweight tournament to ultimately crown a City champion.
Although there will be the mix of juniors and senior boxers, both old style and Olympic style, the feature will be the light heavyweights.
The mix of light heavies vying for the City strap are fighters as much as boxers, said Clash matchmaker Dave Allison.
"Who is the favorite is a tough call and this is why this is such an exciting tournament," Allison said.
Local MMA fighter Brandon Shorter is training with City Boxing and had a great outing in his first boxing match. He may be the sleeper pick in the mix.
Darren Featherstone of Bisla Martial Arts has the edge in boxing experience, however, he is 40 years old, Allison noted.
"He is the veteran in the mix and should be the favourite to prevail," Allison said.
At age 20, Andrew Blanco of Richmond's POWD Boxing Club is "a very tough guy and looked great in his last outing," according to Allison.
"Blanco has the potential to upset anyone, however will he be in shape? He always comes on strong early but has been known to fade in the late rounds," Allison reported.
Kory Grim may be a wild card. A tough brawler who has been around for years, Grim is hot and cold and will be tough for anyone, in Allison's opinion.
The match ups have Shorter facing Grim and Featherstone going up against Blanco in the first round.
Caleb Weitzel will get the bye and will take on one of the two winners July 13.
Another bout to look for will be a match between lightweights Russ Lavery of Port Kells and Raj Somal of Bisla Martial Arts. Both are coming off wins; Lavery is riding a three-bout unbeaten streak.
Gurpreet Buttar of City Boxing will repeat history when he goes up against David Rogo of POWD.
This is a rematch of the very first bout at Clash at the Cascades 1.
Josh Wright of White Rock's Ocean City Boxing Club will take on Sasan Hathaghan-joo of Action Gym in a super welterweight fight.
Wright is a possible challenger to Shawn McDonald's B.C. championship.
Port Kells middleweight Jamie Chadwick is sched-uled to be in a match against Action Boxing's Jarik Brown.
Marc Magano of Action will take on Surrey's Scott Woodward in a super lightweight bout.
The girls will be in action when Jillian Sask of Port Kells battles newcomer Kate Robinson of Action at 140 pounds.
A bout being worked on at press time features light heavyweights Pavir Atwal of Bisla and Chad Gerow of Revolution Langley.
Also, two 12-year-olds are scheduled to compete, however their names were not available at press time, Allison said.
Clash at the Cascades 18: White Heat is being held at the Coast Convention Centre this Friday, June 22.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with bouts getting underway at 7: 30 p.m.
Tickets can be had at the door or by calling 6045307897.
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