|International Boxing stars & 50 Cent on Dawson-Stevenson card June 8 in Montreal
By Special Report on Doghouse Boxing (May 22, 2013)
Adonis Stevenson vs. Chad Dawson
MONTREAL (May 22, 2013) --The interesting battle preceding the much-anticipated showdown on
Saturday night, June 8, between the most dangerous super middleweight,
Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (20-1-0, 17 KOs), and World Boxing Council
(WBC),The Ring Magazine and
linear light heavyweight champion, "Bad" Chad Dawson (31-2-0, 17 KOs),
features a pair of international stars adding spectacular excitement for
boxing fans in attendance as well as those watching on HBO's "Boxing
After Dark," live from the historic Bell Centre in Montreal.
GAMBOA VS. PEREZ - 50 Cent in Montreal
Former two-time world champion Yuriorkis "El Ciclon" Gamboa (22-0-0, 16 KOs) will be showcased in the June 8th co-feature. The 2004 Olympic gold medalist from Cuba faces another
undefeated boxer, Colombian Darley Perez (28-0-0, 19 KOs), as Gamboa
makes a foray into the lightweight division. Gamboa is considered one of
the world's top pound-for-pound boxers, as well as one of the most
exciting boxers in the world. In addition, Gamboa will be accompanied by
his promoter, internationally known rapper 50 Cent.
ALVAREZ VS. GREEN
Fast-rising light heavyweight Eleider "Storm" Alvarez (12-0-0, 8 KOs)
is on his way to positioning himself for a world title shot. Already
ranked No. 4 by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and No. 7 by the
World Boxing Organization (WBO), the North American champion has every
intention to impress as he confronts a seasoned veteran in American
opponent Allan Green (32-4-0, 22 KOs), who participated in the famous
international Super Six tournament. Green, who will
be fighting in Quebec for his third time, fought two of the top super
middleweights in the world, Andre Ward and Mikkel Kessler, in the Super Six.
In his first Quebec fight, Green registered a win by unanimous decision
over Sebastien Demers, and followed that in his last Canadian
appearance when he knocked-out Renan St-Juste.
LEMIEUX VS. SWIERZBINSKI
Power-punching middleweight David Lemieux (28-2-1, 27 KOs) remains a
major attraction in any boxing event. Bright, fast and uncompromising in
the ring, he quickly became a Quebec favorite and on this occasion he
faces Polish fighter Robert Swierzbinski (11-1-0, 3 KOs). Lemieux will
be seeking his 28th career knockout, unmatched by any active Quebec
BENCE VS. BARRACK
The fight that could
steal the Gala Grand Prix show finds two unbeaten heavyweights, Didier
"Big Daddy" Bence (8-0-0, 2 KOs) and Eric Barrack (7-0-0, 6 KOs), in a
classic confrontation between a brawler (Barrack) and boxing stylist
(Bence), insuring a fight that certainly will attract attention.
BOUCHARD VS. COTRONI
Quebecers are fond of fights featuring local favorites like on June 8th when young Sébastien Bouchard (6-0-0, 2KO) is opposed by Mascouche Francesco Cotroni (7-1-0, 4 KOs).
BETERBIEV VS. CRUZ
GYM predicts a great career for former world amateur champion Artur
Beterbiev, who will make his professional debut against California
invader Christian Cruz (12-14-1, 10 KOs).
PEDRAZA VS. TBA
Finally, another rising star in professional boxing, 2008 Puerto Rico
Olympian Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (12-0-0, 8 KOs), will also be fighting
against an opponent to be announced shortly.
gala June 8 boxing event is part of that weekend's Canada Formula One
Grand Prix activities, providing additional entertainment alternatives
for visitors to Montreal for the race, highlighted by a tremendous
evening of world championship boxing the day before, at
centrally-located Montreal Bell Centre area where most visitors will be
The overall atmosphere in the arena will reflect the high-profile fever pitch of the most anticipated week of Montreal sports. Champagne
will be on all tables, vintage decorations will serves as reminders of
1960 Detroit-designed cars, and accompanying young ladies will be
dressed accordingly. There will also be an exposition of vintage automobiles at the Bell Centre.
Co-promoted by Yvon Michel (GYM) and Gary Shaw Production Group. (GSP), the June 8th event is a c Tickets,
starting at ranging from 50$ in the red section of the Bell Center to
300$ at ringside are available to purchase at Bell Centre, online at
www.evenko.ca, by calling GYM at (514) 383.0666 or Club de Boxe Champion
About Groupe Yvon Michel Inc.:
Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) was
founded in 2004. The organization's mission is the development of
high-level boxers through supportive coaching and management, especially
in competition. To achieve its objectives, GYM actively recruits talent
and organizes events. Since its inception eight years ago, GYM has
presented 108 events, including some historic in terms of ticket sales
and PPV views, like Pascal vs. Hopkins I and II.
GYM has produced over 300 hours of TV for Canal Indigo, Bell TV, Shaw
TV, TVA Sports, VOX, TVA, CBC, RDS and V, in Canada, as well as HBO,
Showtime and ESPN in the US. A total of six different GYM boxers have
fought in 16 world championship fights. Under the tutelage of GYM,
Joachim Alcine captured the WBA super welterweight title in 2007 and
Jean Pascal the WBC Light Heavyweight championship in 2009.
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