Down and dirty?

MURRAY GREIG -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:41 AM ET

The last time Frank White was in town, the lights went out on Broadway.

As in Edmonton cruiserweight "Broadway" Shane Biever.

Back on Jan. 19, White, the Sarnia, Ont., slugger who's squaring off with Canadian champ Ryan Henney in tomorrow night's eight round main event at the Shaw Conference Centre, made short work of Biever, who sported a perfect 4-0 record going into the fight.

Just 90 seconds after the opening bell, White slammed two chopping lefts and a straight right to the head of Biever that dumped him into the ropes. The Edmontonian regained his feet immediately, but White again swarmed to the attack, slamming another right to the jaw that dropped Biever to his knees.

A howitzer hook ended it at 1:45.

It was the second quick KO in four pro outings for the 35-year-old White, who turned pro last August after a 70-bout amateur career.

"I loved the amateurs, but then I saw all these guys who I'd beaten were turning pro and making some money at it, so why not me?" White said yesterday.

"Edmonton saw what my right hand did to Biever in January and, if anything, I've improved my punching since that fight. It's going to be real interesting to see what Henney does with a guy who's not afraid to stand in front of him and trade power shots. I don't think he'll be able to stay with me."

Though Henney's Canadian title isn't at stake tomorrow, this bout could serve as a template for a future title defence against White or a rematch with Edmonton's James Cermak, whom Henney (7-2, 4 KOs) dominated in a distance win here in April.

But the Saskatoon-based champ isn't taking anything for granted.

"White's a tough guy who likes to rough it up inside," said Henney.

"He's a little bit dirty, but that's fine. He comes out swinging and being the aggressor, so we won't have to look for each other. I always train for the aggessive guys, so he won't surprise me."

The featured prelims on the School's Out card are being touted as crossroads fights for two Edmonton favourites.

Middleweight Kris Andrews (9-7-2) will face Winnipeg's undefeated Codey Hanna (6-0-1), while heavyweight Sheldon (Prime Time) Hinton (4-4) is squaring off for the third straight time against Vancouver's Paul Tryl (1-1).

Andrews dropped a split decision to Winnipeg's Gareth Sutherland for the Canadian junior middleweight crown two months ago.

Hinton was sensational in beating Tryl in their first meeting, but looked lethargic en route to being stopped by a liver shot in the rematch.

"All I've been thinking about is getting another shot at him," Hinton said.

"I can't undo what happened last time, but I can guarantee I won't be anything less than my best (tomorrow)."

Other locals on the undercard include middleweight Trevor Moyah (2-1) in a six-rounder with Toronto's Frank Abbiw (0-2), featherweight Omar Valdez (3-1) vs. Vancouver's Matt Leo (0-1), and stylish super middleweight Jason De La Ronde (4-0) in a four-rounder against Winnipeg's John McLean.

Moyah and De La Ronde are proteges of two-time Canadian heavyweight champ Ken Lakusta.


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