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Braidwood with coach Rich LeStage. Photo credit: Christopher Kelsall

Victoria’s Adam Braidwood, who sports a heavyweight boxing record of 11-0 and is the World Boxing Union champ, will be fighting again on March 31 against Tijuana’s Jesus Manuel Paez Huerta, who is 9-4.

The bought, announced by Eye of the Tiger Management, on Thursday also promised a much-anticipated June matchup between rivals Simon Kean of Trois Rivières and Braidwood, Canada’s two best heavyweights.

Kean owns a record of 13-0. All but one of the fights ended in a knockout (KO) or technical knockout (TKO). Kean was a perfect 5-0 during 2017. The 6’5” 29-year-old is the International Boxing Organization Intercontinental champion.

The 245-pound Kean knocked out Alexis Santos on February 10 during the eighth round.

Paez has won seven of his nine fights by knockout or technical knockout.

As for Braidwood, he has won eight consecutive fights by TKO or KO. He was also perfect in 2017 at 5-0.

Braidwood is a former Edmonton Eskimo of the Canadian Football League. He grew up in Greater Vancouver and now calls Victoria home. He is coached by Rich LeStage.

Asked about his current fitness he said, “I am always in shape.”

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