YVES ULYSSE JR. VS STEVE CLAGGETT
Following his impressive victory against the hands of the threatening Philippino boxer Ricky Sismundo last June, Yves Ulysse Jr. (14-0, 9 KO) will try to repeat the feat and claim hegemony in the super lightweight division nation-wide as he competes with the #2 ranked Canadian, Steve Claggett from Alberta (25-4-1, 17 KOs). The duel, scheduled for 10 rounds, will take place at a gala presented by Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM) and InterBox, in association with Videotron, to be held on Friday, October 2, at MTelus also featuring Simon Kean (10-0, 9 KOs), Steven Butler (19-1-1, 16 KOs), Batyr Jukembayev (9-0, 8 KOs) and many more.
“Quebec boxing fans are the best, but are also the hardest to please as they know their sport. This is one of the reasons why we are constantly looking to surpass ourselves and thus offer them the best possible fights, as will be the case with the October 27 card at MTelus. Fortunately, our athletes, motivated by success and achievement, are always ready to take on challenges,” said InterBox President Antonin Décarie. “We are aware that the bar is set high for Junior but we are confident that he has all the qualities and abilities needed to reach the highest peaks in his division. Junior is hungry and is looking forward to putting on a great show on October 27th,” he adds.
“We are very proud to respond favorably to our supporters by presenting this fight between Yves Ulysse Jr. and Steve Claggett. While this is a highly significant confrontation on the Canadian stage, we believe that it has the potential to be internationally significant. These two talented athletes undoubtedly belong to the elite of their division: they are spectacular, dangerous, ambitious and determined to make their mark in their sport” said Camille Estephan, president of EOTTM.
“This is exactly the kind of fight that will allow me to demonstrate my worth as a boxer and also add more depth to my toolbox,” adds Yves Ulysse Jr.
“Ulysses had no idea what he was getting into when he signed this fight. He just woke up the dragon and it will not be a pretty sight,” said Steve Claggett.
As the co-main event of the evening, heavyweights Simon Kean (10-0, 9 KOs) and Randy Johnson (13-2, 11 KOs) will battle it out in a 10-round duel. “As he is a hard hitting lefty, Johnson becomes an unavoidable opponent for Simon if he wants to gain the experience necessary to get a world championship fight or even prepare him for a possible duel against Adam Braidwood,” notes Camille Estephan. “It is all the more exciting for the spectators to watch a fight that will feature two heavy hitters of this caliber in the same ring. It promises to be quite the spectacle!”
The full program of the October 27th gala presented by EOTTM and InterBox in association with Vidéotron, which will also feature Steven Butler, Batyr Jukembayev, Mathieu Germain, David Théroux, Clovis Drolet, Vincent Thibault and more will be unveiled shortly. Tickets will be available on Friday, September 8 as of 12:00 pm on the Ticketmaster network at www.ticketmaster.com or from the MTelus ticket office on September 12th. For more information, visit www.eottm.com, www.interbox.ca, www.mtelus.com or call 514-616-4097.