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Quick Results from Montreal: Lemieux dominates Rios;
Butler stops Trotter in the first round

By Ace Freeman (22-Oct-2016)

Quick EOTTM results from the Bell Centre in Montreal!

Eye of the Tiger Management brought pro boxing back to the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec Saturday night with an action packed gala full of drama and intrigue. In the main event of the evening big punching Canadian middleweight David Lemieux largely stalked and beat up a cagey Cristian Fabian Rios over ten rounds to pick up a dominant unanimous decision victory. Lemieux was the aggressor throughout and landed some big punches but Rios remained a tricky puzzle to solve as he retreated and every so often sprung forward with a sneaky counter shot. He landed a few counters that bothered Lemieux (including a big punch in the closing moments of Round 2) but not enough to deter the strong Canadian knockout artist who won on pure pressure and effective aggression. Rios was simply far too cautious and spent the entire fight just trying to survive allowing Lemieux to pile up the points on route to a wide decision victory (Scores were 100-90 x2 and 99-91). Rumours swirling the power-punching Canuck could challenge Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in a mega-fight next year.

In the co-main event, undefeated rising junior middleweight star Steven Butler of Quebec scored an impressive first round TKO of a gallant Janks Trotter of Alberta. Butler hurt Trotter with a right hand early and jumped all over him to force the TKO stoppage in the closing moments of the opening stanza when the referee waived things off to halt the action.

Several upsets took place as Ricky Sismundo scored an upset decision victory over Ghislain Maduma, Silverio Ortiz TKO’d local favourite Mian Hussain in Round 3 when the Montreal charge suffered an eye injury and Jose Emilio Perea out-pointed favoured local David Theroux.

Fighters picking up impressive wins included Simon Kean, D’Mitrius Ballard, Mathieu Germain, Batyrzhan Jukembayev and Ablaikhan Khussainov. Stay tuned for a full photo report from Way Productions’ Pierre Lavoie!

Scale Watch: David Lemieux and Cristian Rios on weight;
Steven Butler and Janks Trotter ripped and ready for war!

By Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions (21-Oct-2016)

Video by Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

David Lemieux 163.8 lbs ……. . Cristian Rios 163.8 lbs

Steven Butler 153.6 lbs ……. . Janks Trotter 154 lbs

Montreal slugger David Lemieux (35-3, 32 KOs) will be back in the ring at the Bell Centre on Saturday, October 22 in the gala “Blood, guts and glory” presented by Eye of the Tiger Management, Golden Boy Promotions and InterBox in association with evenko and Videotron. He will cross swords with the Argentinian Cristian Fabian Rios (21-7-3, 6 KOs) in a 10 round duel in the middleweight division. Lots of buzz about the red hot co-feature with Steven ‘Bang Bang’ Butler (17-0-1, 14 KOs) facing Alberta’s Janks Trotter (10-3-1, 10 KOs). The exciting card packed from top to bottom with Canadian talent (Ghislain Maduma, Mian Hussain, David Theroux, Mathieu Germain, Simon Kean, Batyrzhan Jukembayev and more!) will be broadcast live on Indigo as of 7:00p.m ET. The above footage was from today’s weigh-in appears as shot by Way Productions’ Pierre Lavoie.

Rising Quebec welterweight Custio Clayton looms large with headlining KO win at GYM’s La Série de Boxe in Montreal!

By Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions (20-Oct-2016)

Video by Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

Professional boxing returned to the Montreal Casino Thursday night when Groupe Yvon Michel brought “La série de boxe GYM au Casino Montréal” back to the Quebec hotspot featuring a dynamite night of fistic action. In the main event of the evening, fast rising undefeated Canadian welterweight Custio Clayton (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a violent knockout of Mexico’s Ramses Agaton to the delight of the local crowd. Clayton started slowly, figured his man out and picked things up with each passing round. In the eighth, a blistering right hand from Clayton ended Agton’s night. On the undercard, American super middleweight Dario Bredicean out-pointed Baptiste Castegnaro over eight rounds, Montreal based Russian super bantamweight Vislan Dalkhaev cruised to an eight round decision over Rodrigo Adrian Campos, Marie Eve Dicaire won a unanimous decision over Karla Zamora, Montreal super middleweight Patrice Volny TKO’d Oscar Masso Cando in four, Mike Breton spoiled the pro debut of Alexandre Choko and Dwayne Durel out-pointed Pal Olah over four rounds. Photos captured at ringside by Way Productions’ Pierre Lavoie.

David Lemieux vs. Cristian Fabian Rios Final Presser
Alberta’s Janks Trotter set to face Steven Butler!

By Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions (20-Oct-2016)

Video by Pierre Lavoie / Way Productions

Montreal slugger David Lemieux (35-3, 32 KOs) will be back in the ring at the Bell Centre on Saturday, October 22 in the gala “Blood, guts and glory” presented by Eye of the Tiger Management, Golden Boy Promotions and InterBox in association with evenko and Videotron. He will cross swords with the Argentinian Cristian Fabian Rios (21-7-3, 6 KOs) in a 10 round duel in the middleweight division. Lots of buzz about the red hot co-feature with Steven ‘Bang Bang’ Butler (17-0-1, 14 KOs) facing Alberta’s Janks Trotter (10-3-1, 10 KOs). The exciting card packed from top to bottom with Canadian talent will be broadcast live on Indigo as of 7:00p.m ET. The above footage was from this week’s final press conference as shot by Way Productions’ Pierre Lavoie.

Teofista Boxing Series and Lee Baxter Promotions join forces; Logan McGuinness headlines Oct. 28 in Calgary!

By FightFan News Wire (20-Oct-2016)

Big news regarding the upcoming Oct. 28 Teofista Boxing Series 20 card in Calgary, Alberta!

Top Canadian super lightweight Logan ‘Cotton’ McGuinness (23-0-1, 10 KOs) has been added to Eric de Guzman’s Oct. 28 “Teofista Boxing Series 20” card in Calgary, AB in a newly announced co-promotional effort with Lee Baxter Promotions. The gala, already packed with western Canadian talent like Dustin Sutley, Devin Reti, Roxie Lam, Connor Bush, Brett Enns and a red hot matchup between Ahmad Cheikho (16-6-2, 11 KOs) taking on Mexican veteran Rogelio Castaneda Jr. (26-22-3, 8 KOs) will also see the addition of a special heavyweight co-feature. The co-promotional effort packs the exciting western Canadian card with national talent and presents an array of exciting possibilities moving forward.

Tickets are going fast so don’t wait. Read on for the official press release directly from Teofista Boxing / Lee Baxter Promotions:

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Kopas vs. White, Bzdel-Cotroni headline “At Last II” Saturday Oct. 22 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan!

By Ace Freeman (20-Oct-2016)

Pro boxing will return to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Oct. 22

Dennis Page, head of Page Professional Sports Promotions is facilitating the return of professional boxing to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Saturday Oct. 22. The card, dubbed “At Last II”, will take place at Saskatoon Prairieland Park and will feature two national championship bouts. Headlining the card will be never-say-die Saskatoon warrior Gary ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Kopas taking on Ontario’s Frank ‘The Hammer’ White. The ten round headlining bout will be contested for the C.P.B.C. interim cruiserweight title. In the co-main event, local favourite Paul Bzdel will clash with the always exciting Francesco Cotroni in a ten round middleweight bout for the C.P.B.C interim title. Other fighters slated to see action include Michelle Nelson, Kye Sabo, Wayne Smith and more. The exciting evening of boxing will also serve as a fundraiser for the Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (SARBI). For more information visit Page Professional Sports Promotion on Facebook and get your tickets now by visiting tickets.saskatoonex.com.

Tim ‘The Irish’ Cronin vs Phil ‘The Assassin’ Rose Set for November 19 in Mississauga, Ontario

By FightFan News Wire (20-Oct-2016)

Exciting news from United Boxing Promotions regarding it’s Nov. 19 card from Ten Count PR.

United Boxing Promotions is proud to announce the addition of a six round, light heavyweight tilt between Tim “The Irish” Cronin (8-1-1 2KOs) of Etobicoke and Phil “the Assassin” Rose (5-4-1 4KOs) of Whitby to their November 19 card slated for the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The card is being co-promoted by United Boxing Promotions and Eye of the Tiger of Management, placing top notch talent including Simon Kean, Josh O’Reilly, and Mohammed Abedeen on the same, fan-friendly card. If styles do truly make fights, the Cronin-Rose contest that steals the show.

Undefeated in his last nine bouts, Cronin is one of the hottest prospects in Canadian boxing. In his most recent outing, “The Irish” took a six round unanimous decision over then once-defeated Kristof Demendi (10-2-2, 6KOs) of Slovakia.

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Custio Clayton headlines GYM Gala tomorrow in Montreal!

By Ace Freeman (19-Oct-2016)

Undefeated welterweight prospect Custio Clayton will headline Groupe Yvon Michel’s Oct. 20th show in Montreal

The “GYM 2016-2017 BOXING SERIES”, a “Presentation of Casino de Montreal in collaboration with Videotron” will officially begin October 20 and that professional boxing card has been announced today by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) president
Yvon Michel.

In the 10-round main event, 2012 Canadian Olympian Custio Clayton (9-0, 7 KOs) will face the biggest challenge of his young career in his tenacious Mexican opponent, Ramses “El Faraon” Agaton (17-4-3, 9 KOs).

Clayton, based in Montreal since his professional debut, also headlined the “GYM-CASINO” series last season. In three series bouts held at the Cabaret du Casino in 2016, he stopped Frenchman Stanislas Salmon (25-3-2), American Hector Munoz (23-17-1) and Mexican Jose Emilio Perea (23-6-1).

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King John Promotions’ “High Stakes Havoc 3” Oct. 28 in Winnipeg featuring Teslenko, O’Connell, Ford, Wilcox, more!

By Ace Freeman (19-Oct-2016)

Pro boxing is set to return to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with a BANG on Friday, Oct. 28 when John Vernaus’ King John Promotions presents “High Stakes Havoc 3 – Canada vs. Mexico” at the Club Regent Casino & Event Centre. Tickets Available at Vernaus Auto Body… Contact John or Anita Vernaus (204) 982-4540.

The Fight City – Yvon Michel: Looking To The Future

By The Fight City (19-Oct-2016)

Courtesy of our friends at TheFightCity.com, read Michael Carbert’s recent interview piece with top Canadian promoter Yvon Michel

Photo: Ace Freeman

Belying his eminent position in boxing and celebrity status in Quebec, promoter Yvon Michel is refreshingly personable and candid, not always the case in the world of professional boxing. Instead of a blustery or bellicose pitchman, a la Don King, or a tight-lipped strategist, Michel is affable and expansive. Before he entered the boxing world, he was a teacher and one speculates that his receptive manner and communication skills made him an effective one.

But instead of being an esteemed educator, Michel has had to settle for instead being the most prolific boxing entrepreneur in Canadian history. And he shows no signs of slowing down. His next gala is Thursday night at the Montreal Casino and it’s a card populated with young prospects, a signal that Groupe Yvon Michel is playing the long game and looking confidently to the future.

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Quickjabs: Hopkins farewell fight details, Salido-Miura off, Joshua-Klitschko in jeopardy

By FightFan.com Staff (18-Oct-2016)

News and notes from around the boxing world!


  • Living legend Bernard ‘The Executioner’ Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) has reportedly agreed to face Joe Smith Jr. (22-1, 18 KOs) in what will serve as the final fight of his storied career. The bout is set to take place at the Forum in Los Angeles on Dec.17 with HBO to televise. Smith recently scored an upset first-round knockout over Andrzej Fonfara and is a dangerous foe for the 51-year-old Hopkins, whose last ring appearance resulted in a disappointing shutout loss to Sergey Kovalev in November 2014.
  • All-action super featherweight Orlando Salido (43-13-4, 30 KOs), who was set to face Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23 KOs in the Dec.17 co-main event on HBO, has been forced to pull out of the fight due to injury. Golden Boy is currently working on putting together a new co-main event and hope to announce details in the coming weeks.
  • The highly anticipated heavyweight between IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) and Wlad Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) appears to be in jeopardy. Rumors and been circulating this week that an agreement was imminent for the bout to take place on Dec.10, but Klitschko’s plans may have changed as the WBA have reportedly offered him an easier path to regaining their heavyweight title.

‘Teofista Boxing Series 20’ Oct. 28 in Calgary, AB!

By Ace Freeman (18-Oct-2016)

The latest on pro boxing’s return to Calgary, Alberta set for Friday Oct. 28!

Professional boxing will return to the Deerfoot Inn & Casino in south Calgary, Alberta on Friday Oct. 28 when Eric de Guzman’s Teofista Boxing presents another stellar night of fistic action. Teofista Boxing Series 20 will be headlined by Ahmad Cheikho (16-6-2, 11 KOs) from Lebanon by way of Montreal who will return to the ring for the first time since 2014 taking on Mexican veteran Rogelio Castaneda Jr. (26-22-3, 8 KOs). In the co-main event rising Alberta junior middleweight prospect Devon Reti (4-0, 3 KOs) will be in tough against undefeated amateur boxer / pro MMA fighter Achilles Estremadura of Vancouver. Calgary’s big punching Connor Bush will return to action in what should be a fan friendly bout against the always exciting Maged Hammo. Other local fighters set to see action include Roxie Lam, Dustin Sutley, Brett Enns and the pro debut of Dan Cannon. For ticket information visit Teofista.com or call / text 403-681-0094.

Full Recap from Fredericton: Brandon ‘L-Jack’ Brewer KO’s Anderson Clayton in Front of 3,500 Roaring Fans!

By FightFan News Wire (17-Oct-2016)

Full results and recap from the Aitken Centre on Saturday night in Fredericton, New Brunswick courtesy of Ten Count PR.

Photo Credit: Steve Brewster

Brandon “L-Jack” Brewer (20-0-1, 11KOs) added the WBU Intercontinental championship to his collection last in front of a raucous 3,500 fans at the Aitken Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick. It took the CPBC and NABA Canadian light middleweight champion less than three rounds to stop 57 fight veteran and former WBF world champion Anderson Clayton (44-11-2, 28KOs) of Brazil.

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Bellew TKO’s Flores, leaps out of ring after David Haye!

By FightFan.com Staff (15-Oct-2016)

Video courtesy of iFL TV

Popular Englishman and WBC cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew (28-2-1, 18 KOs) battered BJ Flores (32-3-1, 20 KOs) Saturday in Liverpool, stopping him in three rounds. It was a one-sided affair with Flores down four times (three in Round 2 and once more in the third) before the contest was finally stopped. Once it was, Bellew blew a gasket in the post-fight proceedings and jumped out of the ring to go after popular top heavyweight contender David Haye. A showdown between the two brash Brits looks likely.

Brandon Brewer stops ‘Pantera’ Clayton in Fredericton;
Shakeel Phinn and Dillon Carman win on undercard!

By Ace Freeman (15-Oct-2016)

Quick results from the Aitken Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick!

Fan Cam: Raegan Scott

L-Jack Promotions returned to the Aitken Centre at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus Saturday night with a BANG as popular local star Brandon ‘L-Jack’ Brewer (20-0-1, 11 KOs) made short and violent work of Brazil’s Anderson ‘Pantera’ Clayton (44-11-2, 38KOs). Brewer looked to be the bigger stronger man from the outset and dialed in his punches landing an array of shots with thudding power. In Round 3 a chopping shot to the temple put the visitor down hard. While Clayton got up, he was quickly battered down again and the bout was called off giving Brewer the TKO win. With the victory ‘L-Jack’ picked up the World Boxing Union (WBU) Intercontinental super welterweight title.

On the undercard, Canadian super middleweight champion Shakeel ‘The Jamaican Juggernaut’ Phinn (10-1-0, 6 KOs) scored an early TKO over late replacement Tom Vautour. The end came at the :53 mark of Round 3. In other action, Canadian heavyweight champ Dillon Carman stopped Orlando Antonio Farias in Round 1, while Dominic Babineau pounded out a six round unanimous decision over Cristian Rodrigo Gonzalez. Rounding out the card was heavyweight Chris Norrad fending off the always rugged Sandy Pembroke to win via six round decision.

Brandon Brewer confident ahead of Saturday bout; Miller speaks on Phinn co-feature; Babineau expects Gonzalez tilt will be fireworks!

By FightFan News Wire (14-Oct-2016)

L-Jack Promotions is bringing pro-boxing back with a BANG to the Aitken Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Saturday Oct. 15. Catch up on all the news about the big card courtesy of Ten Count Publicity.

On Saturday, October 15, L-Jack Promotions returns to the Aitken Centre at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus for another evening of world class professional boxing headlined by Brandon “L-Jack” Brewer (19-0-1, 10KOs) himself in a twelve round World Boxing Union (WBU) Intercontinental super welterweight clash against Anderson “Pantera” Clayton (44-10-2, 38KOs) of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Clayton is the former World Boxing Federation (WBF) champion and a 56 fight veteran.

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