Bizier-Kell Brook targeted for 2016, Claggett-Harrison off, Eleider Alvarez on Showtime Saturday, Tyson Cave’s title shot, new EOTTM and KO Boxing cards!
By Ace Freeman (26-Nov-2015)
The latest in Canadian Boxing news from across the great white north!
Fresh off his career defining victory over Fredrick Lawson earlier this month, Quebec’s Kevin Bizier (25-2, 17 KOs) now sits poised for an IBF welterweight title shot in 2016. His victory over Lawson was an eliminator and Bizier is now tapped to face reigning champion Kell Brook. It was speculated this week that Brook will opt to make his mandatory defense next and Bizier’s promoter GYM expects to have more news on this shortly.
C.P.B.C. welterweight champion Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett (23-3-1, 16 KOs) took to his social media account Wednesday to announce that his anticipated showdown with Undefeated Washington, DC welterweight Dusty Hernandez Harrison has been called off. Claggett was set to co-headline a Roc Nation card Dec. 4 in Florida but the bout has since been nixed. Said Claggett: “My December fight in Florida has been canceled. Just for the record my team is ready and it was not us who cancelled the fight !!! This game never fails to disappoint. On the positive side, I am in the best shape of my life and Team Dragon may have a BIG surprise before the end of the year. One more victory before 2016 – the grind continues and the goal will be accomplished.”
An exciting co-main event is on tap for this Saturday’s DeGale-Bute card in Quebec as undefeated Eleider Alvarez (18-0, 10 KOs) meets Isaac Chilemba (24-2-2, 10 KOs) in a 12-round WBC Light Heavyweight Title Eliminator. The winner becomes the mandatory challenger to WBC 175-pound champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson. The bout can be seen live on Showtime Championship Boxing Saturday (11 p.m. ET/PT).
Canada’s ‘Prince of Hali’, Tyson Cave, will return to action Nov. 28 taking on Jesus Rios at the Dartmouth Sportsplex in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The WBU super bantamweight world title will be on the line. The action will be presented by TMG Entertainment and tickets are available online at Ticketpro.ca
A great Eye of the Tiger Management card is on tap for Dec. 4 at the Metropolis in Montreal, Quebec. Match-ups on the docket are Michael Gadbois vs. Jesus Singwancha, Steven Butler vs. Teemu Tuominen, Schiller Hyppolite vs. Cedric Bellais, Ghislain Maduma vs. Juan Jesus Rivera, Ayaz Hussain vs. Daniel Attah, Mathieu Germain vs. Oscar Barajas and more! Tickets from $29 are available at www.evenko.ca.
Boxing is set to return to Edmonton, Alberta with a bang on Dec. 4 when KO Boxing Promotions presents it’s “Seasons Beatings” card at the Shaw Conference Centre. Match-ups set to take place are Eric Taylor vs. Ryan Molner, Paul Mackenzie vs Adam Braidwood, Anthony Lessard vs. Dia Grant, Mike McWilliams vs Connor Bush, Flavio Michel vs Dave AuCoin, Stan Surmacz-Ahumada vs. John Dubois, Ryan Ford vs. Alvaro Enriquez, Cody Ries vs. Ryan Wagner and Cam O’Connell vs Cecilio Santos. Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.
The Montreal Journal is reporting that Mikael Zewski (27-1, 21 KOs) may face Russian Dmitry Mikhaylenko (19-0, 8 KOs) as the co-main event to the Sergey Kovalev vs. Jean Pascal rematch on Jan. 30 in Quebec.