The Cabaret of the Montreal Casino will host a historic event for Eye of the Tiger Management while the Montreal organization will present, in association with Vidéotron and Mise-o-jeu, two events in Montreal in one day! The first gala, which will start at 12:30 pm, will feature Arslanbek "The Lion" Makhmudov (6-0, 6 KOs) against Avery Gibson (9-7-4, 3 KOs) while Simon "The Grizzly" Kean (15-1, 14 KOs) will make his comeback with Artem Oganesyan as the co-main event, who will be fighting for the WBO Junior World title at 154 lbs. This second event is scheduled for 7 pm.
"We currently have 23 talented athletes among our ranks, for whom we have great expectations and grand projects. We are indeed very excited by the potential that they are showing, by the meteoric progress they are experiencing and by the seriousness and determination they demonstrate. It is therefore imperative for us to organize galas on a regular basis so that they can follow the progression curve that we expect of them. We're trying out this new formula, which will be featured entirely and exclusively on Punchinggrace.com, and cannot wait to see the boxingfans reception to this new initative,” said EOTTM President Camille Estephan.
"The future is very bright for boxing in Quebec, as our most exciting prospects are about to bloom and are perfectly poised to break into the international scene. We now have several headliners on the team including 5 boxers ranked in the top 10 of their division and 8 holders of minor belts. It is extremely promising!” adds thegeneral director of the organization and head of recruitment, Antonin Décarie.
Many boxing fans have questioned the return of Simon Kean from Trois-Rivières since his heart-breaking defeat by KO against Dillon Carman last October. He said he was eager to get back into the ring and get back into action: "My defeat gave me a serious wake-up call and made me think a lot. It forced me to look back and review my priorities. I am aware that I am at a crossroads in my career and I intend to prove that despite the events that have happened, I have remained rock solid. I cannot wait to prove myself and demonstrate what the Grizzly is truly made of."
March 16th will also become a milestone for the Thetford Mines native, Sebastien Roy (5-0, 1 KOs), who will box for the first time on one of EOTTM’s card since he joined the ranks of the organization. "It will be with pride and honour that I will wear EOTTM’s colours. I want to show Quebec and Canada the full extent of mytalent. I will embody the Eye of the Tiger spirit - pride, honour and dedication with absolute conviction.” Roy says proudly.