Victoria’s Adam Braidwood won his fight in Edmonton on Saturday at the Shaw Conference Centre with a fourth-round knockout of Mexican Hugo Leon, who entered the ring with a 5-1 record.

Braidwood sat Leon with a combination that ended with a right uppercut to the chin.

Braidwood is now 13-1 with 12 wins by knockout and one by unanimous decision.

“He was a bit slick and to be honest we have been preparing for Kean,” shared Braidwood. “I felt like I expended too much energy and could have made the fight easier but you know what? I’m a fighter and I did what had to be done.”

Braidwood is scheduled to fight the number 1 ranked heavyweight in Canada, Simon Kean of Trois Rivieres, QC. He is also ranked 30th in the world and is the IBF champion. Braidwood is ranked 60th in the world and is the WBU heavyweight champion.

The former defensive end for the Edmonton Eskimos entered the ring ranked ninth in Canada.

Keane sports a record of 14-0-0 with 13 knockouts.

The fight will take place in Shawinigan, QC on June 16.

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