After a stellar 2017, Quebec based powerhouse promoter Eye of the Tiger Management will present their first gala of the new year this Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Centre Gervais Auto in Shawinigan with a huge night of fistic action.
In the main event of the evening hulking undefeated heavyweight Simon Kean (12-0, 11 KOs) will put his IBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title on the line when he takes on highly rated Lawrence, Massachusetts, product Alexis Santos (18-2, 15 KOs) in a battle of big punching heavyweights.
It will serve as Kean’s toughest test to date.
“I hope he took the fight seriously because I risk ending his career,” Kean said ominously to the CBC this week. “I am motivated by a challenge like this, especially on home territory!”
“The pressure is on Kean,” Santos told Le Nouvelliste upon arriving in Quebec. “He is the one who fights in front of his fans, his family, his friends. All I have to do is respect the game plan I’ve drawn with my coach.”
The co-main event it poised to steal the show Saturday, as EOTTM has put together another sensational East vs. West bout between two primed fighters high in the Canadian rankings. Undefeated super lightweight Mathieu ‘G-time’ Germain (12-0, 6 KOs) is a fan favorite and presently climbing the Canadian 140-pound rankings. EOTTM had him busy in 2017 reeling off four consecutive victories.
He will be in tough taking on the sternest challenge of his young career when he faces Alberta’s Cam O’Connell (16-1-1, 10 KOs). The western Canadian has turned road warrior dropping a spirited effort to top rated Tony Luis in 2017 and is now moving up a division to face Germain on hostile grounds. O’Connell is a throwback fighter who is truly willing to fight anyone, any time and anywhere.
The winner of the bout will be poised to fight for a Commonwealth title later this year that will lead to a higher global ranking.
Also set to see action in a co-featured bout is popular and top rated Canadian junior middleweight Steven ‘Bang Bang’ Butler (21-1-1, 18 KOs).
The Montreal native will take on Mexican veteran Uriel Gonzalez (16-3-1, 12 KOs) in a 154-pound contest. A victory potentially places Butler in line for an attractive all-Canadian showdown against fellow Quebecer Francis Lafreniere for his NABO title.
Other fighters on the docket include Jordan Balmir, Clovis Drolet, Kim Clavel, Vincent Thibault, Francois Pratte Bernard and more!
Check out the full line-up at Boxrec.com
Tickets are available at Ovation Network.
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