Butler to fight for IBF youth title 3/12, Tony Luis lands on CBS 2/19, United Promotions 2016 debut 2/27, more!
By Ace Freeman (04-Feb-2016)
The latest in Canadian Boxing news from across the great white north!
Eye of the Tiger Management has announced that rising Canadian junior middleweight star Steven ‘Bang Bang’ Butler (14-0-1, 11 KOs) has secured a co-featured spot on the upcoming David Lemieux vs. James De la Rosa card set for March 12 at the Olympia Theatre in Montreal. It’s a quick turnaround for Butler who just picked up a very impressive victory on last weekend’s Kovalev-Pascal II card when he dominated previously unbeaten Antonio Hoffmann over eight rounds. A representative for the IBF was so impressed Butler’s upcoming fight will be contested for the vacant IBF Youth super welterweight title. The opponent is slated to be unbeaten Bosnian Sladjan Janjanin (13-0, 11 KOs).
Ontario’s Tony ‘Lightning’ Luis (20-3, 7 KOs) is set to return to action Friday, Feb. 19 when he will take on Samuel Amoako at the WinnaVegas Casino & Resort in Sloan, Iowa. It’s a welcome return for the ring Luis who has had several fights fall through in frustrating circumstances with Avenue East Promotions. Luis’s team was hard at work trying to secure his return to the ring and in the end it looks to have worked out well as his bout is set to televise on CBS Sports. In bonus Canadian action, undefeated Quebec based Kevin Lavallee is also slated to fight on the card.
United Promotions is looking to kick off 2016 in a big way when pro boxing returns to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario on Feb. 27. Fighters slated to see action are Sam Vargas, Tyler Asselstine, Tim Cronin, Mohammed Abedeen, Kane Heron and more! Tickets are available atwww.ticketmaster.ca or visit the Hershey centre box officewww.hersheycentre.com. This caps off what looks to be an exciting year for United Promotions, as they also have rising Ontario charges Steven Wilcox and Kevin Higson poised to return to action April 23 in Hamilton. Stay tuned for more!
Undefeated Quebec based super middleweight Erik Bazinyan (11-0, 7 KOs) is scheduled to return to action March 12 in Montreal on a Grant Brothers Promotions card. Also tentatively set to see action is middleweight human highlight reel Francis Lafreniere fresh off his early fight of the year candidate against Renan St Juste on last week’s Kovalev-Pascal II card. Quebec lightweight Roody Pierre-Paul is also poised to see action on the billet.