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Cunningham – Glazkov Undercard

An exciting evening from start to finish! Théroux, Ulysse, Mikhaylenko, Mohammedi and many others will take part in the event

Montréal, Tuesday February 17th, 2015 – Fight fans will have the chance to see high quality boxing on the undercard of the Light Heavyweight unified World Championship between Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal at the Bell Centre in Montreal on March 14th. Main Events and InterBox are happy to unveil the undercard fights that will complete this exciting evening.

Théroux vs Janik A Sorel-Tracy native, David Théroux (5-0-0, 3 K.O.) is the youngest rookie of the InterBox stable. At the Bell Centre, he will fight Lukasz Janik (13-9-1, 7 K.O.) in a 4 round matchup. This isn’t Janik’s first visit in Montreal. He fought Ulysse Junior and pushed Steven Butler to the limit in December. Théroux will try to win his 6th consecutive fight, which would be his 2nd with InterBox after signing a three year deal in December.

Dmitry Mikhaylenko vs TBD The Russian boxer Dmitry Mikhaylenko (18-0-0, 7 K.O.) only made his North American debut a year ago. He will come in Montréal with one idea in mind: winning in order to stay undefeated. His opponent has yet to be determined.

Bogdan Dinu vs TBD Bogdan Dinu who has a record of 12-0-0, 8 K.-O., will also be a part of this night in a 8 rounds fight. His opponent will be announce in the next few days.

Ulysse Junior vs Miguel Antoine The promising Ulysse Junior (5-0-0, 3 K.O.), who is still undefeated in five bouts, will try to keep his perfect record in an eight round fight versus Miguel Antoine (17-1-1, 9 K.O.), a competitive boxer from Barbados with an excellent record and much more ring experience than the young Ulysse.

Nadjib Mohammedi vs Lee Junior Campbell: A 10 rounds test The gentleman Nadjib Mohammedi (37-3-0, 22 K.O.), who gracefully accepted to let Jean Pascal take his place for Kovalev’s IBF title, will face Lee Junior Campbell (8-1-0, 4 K.O.). This bout will be Mohammedi’s first fight under the orders of the excellent trainer Abel Sanchez. Sanchez is also the trainer of highly rated World champion Gennady Golovkin. These ten rounds will be an excellent test and will help develop chemistry between Mohammedi and Sanchez.

Dierry Jean vs TBD After a pause to take care of a health concern, Dierry Jean is ready to get back in the ring. He doesn’t know who will be his opponent but that’s not what will stop him. The Eye of the Tiger boxer can’t wait to come into the ring to the Bell Centre roars and only desires one thing: To renew with ring action in order to win.

Cunningham vs Glazkov

On January 14th, Main Events and InterBox announced the undercard bout between Steve Cunningham (28-6-0, 13 K.O) and Vyacheslav Glazkov (19-0-0, 12 K.O.). Cunningham, a 38 year old with an 18 years career in professional boxing, will be fighting on HBO for the first time. Glazkov, who’s still undefeated, will try to protect his perfect record. The winner of this fight will become the mandatory challenger for the IBF Heavyweight title currently in the hands of Vladimir Klitschko (63-3-0, 53 K.O)

Tickets Tickets are on sale now at the Bell Centre ticket office, at www.evenko.ca, by telephone at 1-855310-2525 or through Club de Boxe Champion (514-376-0980). This event is a co-promotion of Main Events and InterBox, presented by Vidéotron in association with Mise-O-Jeu. About Main Events Main Events was founded in 1978 by the late Dan Duva and is now run by his widow Kathy Duva. As one of the top promotional companies in the world Main Events has promoted boxing legends Evander Holyfield, Arturo Gatti, Lennox Lewis, Pernell Whitaker and many more.

Currently Main Events promotes WBO, IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev who just defeated legendary light heavyweight Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins in one of the highest-rated fights of 2014 in November in Atlantic City, NJ. Main Events is committed to promoting quality fights that boxing fans want to see.

Lucian Bute out for December 6th

Boucherville – Tuesday November 18th 2014 – It’s a disappointment to announce that Lucian Bute (31-2-0, 24 K.O.), after getting injured in training, is forced to miss December 6th card at the Bell Center. It’s important to note that the Gala will still take place. Continue reading

Video: Pascal-Bolonti Weigh-In

JEAN PASCAL (29-2-1, 17 KOs), Laval, Quebec, Canada 179.6 lbs.
ROBERTO BOLONTI (35-3, 24 KOs), Buenos Aires, Argentina 179 lbs.
(180. lbs catchweight)

SCHILLER HYPPOLITE (13-1, 9 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada 168.7 lbs.
NORBERT NEMESAPATI (15-1, 14 KOs), Budapest, Hungary 167.6 lbs.

JOEL DIAZ, JR. (17-0, 13 KOs), Palmdale, California, USA 129.7 lbs.
PEDRO NAVARRETE (28-19-3, 17 KOs), San Juan Zitaltepec, Mexico 129.5 lbs. Continue reading

Jean Pascal & Roberto Bolonti : a mutual respect

MONTREAL, Thursday, December 4th, 2014 – Jean Pascal did not get into a war of words with his opponent at Thursday’s press conference in Montreal, two days ahead of his bout against Roberto Bolonti. The 32-year-old Laval resident chose instead to praise the 35-year-old boxer from Argentina, whom he will fight Saturday at the Bell Centre, during a gala presented by InterBox that will feature eight bouts – including one to be shown on a giant screen. Continue reading

Pascal-Bolonti PPV press conference quotes for Saturday’s fight in Montreal

Jean Pascal:

(about his decision to not trash-talk Thursday)

“Everything in its time. Everything I do is calculated. People think I’m unpredictable, but my strategies all well-planned with my sports psychologist. Now, for this fight, there isn’t any battle of wills, so there’s no point in trying to intimidate my opponent. We have another plan on the psychological front, but intimidation is not part of it.” Continue reading

Pascal-Bolonti PPV Undercard announced for this Saturday in Montreal

MONTREAL (Dec. 2, 2014) – A strong undercard featuring some of North America’s top prospects has been announced by the event promoter, Interbox, for this Saturday night’s pay-per-view card, headlined by former world light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) against Roberto “The Beast” Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs) in the 10-round main event, at the famed Bell Centre in Montreal. Continue reading

InterBox welcomes David Théroux

Saturday, December 6, where the Sorel native will fight Poland’s Maurycy Gojko (22-44-3, 8 KO) as part of the Pascal-Bolonti undercard. Théroux, who was already part of the InterBox environment – he started training with the company when he turned professional – will work under trainer Pierre Bouchard, as well as under the supervision of Stephan Larouche, who will act as trainer-consultant. Continue reading

Jean Pascal risking No. 1 ranking Saturday night vs. Roberto Bolonti

MONTREAL (Dec. 1, 2014) – Former world light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) risks his No. 1 ranking this Saturday night against Argentinian invader Roberto “The Beast” Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs) in the 10-round main event on a pay-per-view card, presented by Interbox, at the famed Bell Centre in Montreal.

Bolonti was originally scheduled to fight Lucian Bute, who was forced to pull out of the fight with a back injury, and Pascal was supposed to fight Donovan George. “I would like to thank (promoter) Jean Bedard and Interbox for making this fight happen,” Pascal said. “Roberto Bolonti is a top quality opponent. His record speaks for itself with him having earned considerable experience at the highest level. My team and I welcome this challenge and anticipate that it is going to be a hard fought fight against a strong and rugged opponent. As always, I am going to bring all of my abilities into this fight, as well as very strong preparation, supported by a strong entourage that includes Roy Jones, Jr., Russ Anber, Angel Hernandez and Robert Schinke. I am committed to an exciting, high quality performance in keeping with what I always produce.”

Pascal-Bolonti headlines a stacked pay-per-view card available throughout North America. Integrated Sports Media will distribute it in the United States for live viewing at 8:00 p.m. ET – 5:00 p.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DirecTV, DISH, and Vubiquity for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. Saturday night’s event will also be available on PPV in Canadaon Indigo and Bell in French and English, as well as via Rogers, Shaw and Sask-Tel in English only.

The World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) both rank Pascal as the No. 1 light heavyweight contender. The Haitian-born Pascal, who lives in the Montreal suburb of Laval, is also ranked No. 3 by The Ring Magazine, as well as No. 4 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF). Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev, respectively, are the WBC and WBO 175-pound division champions.

“At this point in my career,” Pascal explained why he is risking his lofty ratings, “every fight is an important fight. Nothing is really taken for granted. With each fight there is always a risk of my current position, not only in terms of rankings, but also with fans who support and follow me through the media and social networking.

“My team and I have studied my opponent’s style very carefully. We were excited when this fight came to light as a result of various negotiations. Bolanti was initially chose for Lucian because of his high quality record and his experience at the top level. Bolonti has traveled before to unfamiliar countries, as he did in Germany not long ago to challenge (WBA ‘regular’ light heavyweight champion Juergen) Braehmer. Make no doubt, Bolanti is a top quality opponent and I welcome the chance to fight him in this important challenge.”

In his last fight this past June 7, Bolonti lost a 12-round decision to Braehmer. The tough Argentinian’s only other career loss as a professional was to world-rated Tony Bellow, also by 12-round decision, in 2012 for the WBC Silver title. Bolonti has never been stopped in 38 pro fights.

The 32-year-old Pascal will not have his longtime head trainer, Marc Ramsey, in his corner this Saturday night. “Marc has helped me prepare for this fight like he has for every fight in my professional career,” Pascal noted. He is going to be away helping David Lemieux with his fight and that is important. (Ramsey will be in middleweight Lemieux’ corner for his middleweight fight vs. Gabe Rosado, which will be shown on the jumbo-screen at Bell Centre but not on the PPV broadcast.) We work as a team here and there are several fighters involved in the team. There are also several on staff who work within the team. Most of my team from the last fight, which I won against Bute, will be with me for this coming fight. Russ has been with me my entire professional career, Robert since my amateur days, plus Roy and Angel. This team surrounding me is extremely strong. I like to surround myself with a strong entourage and this fight is no different in that respect.

“Roy Jones, Jr. continues to be an instinctive fighter and he’s also a top level analyst. In terms of speed an intuition in the ring, I have modeled myself around his style, so, he is an outside evaluator of my instincts and he reinforces that style of fighting in me. I appreciate that. In terms of his analytical skills, he is a boxing analyst for HBO, and that alone speaks to his quality. In addition, Roy is working with a rapidly growing number of high quality boxers in their corners. He just returned from a high profile bout on the HBO card in Macau. As an analyst, he studies opponents and brings a lot of creativity to a battle plan. Finally, he helps me in the ring with my technical sparring, always teaching me new tricks of the trade.”

During his outstanding 9 ½-year pro career, Pascal has defeated Chad Dawson, Adrian Diaconu twice, Silvio Branco, Bute and Aleksy Kuziemski, among the more notables. His only two losses have been to Bernard Hopkins, who Pascal also fought to a draw, and Carl Froch.

“I predict a win Saturday night but this fight is going to be a challenge,” Pascal concluded. “Bolanti brings a lot of experience and he is going to be rugged like most every Argentinian boxer that comes through the national system. I have fought many rugged fighters in my career and welcome this opportunity. As always, I commit to the highest standard of boxing and I bring all of myself to each and every fight. If you look through the various fights on my record, they have always been exciting and I’ve always been prepared. This fight will not be an exception.”

Tickets are on sale and available to purchase by visiting www.evenko.ca, or calling 1.855.310.2525 and Club de boxe Champion (1.514.376.0980).

For additional information please visit www.IntegratedSportsnet.com, www.InterBox.ca or www.integratedsportsnet.com, and follow on Twitter @IntegratedPPV @InterBoxCA and @JeanPascalChamp.

Jean Pascal to face Roberto Bolonti on Dec 6

Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 K.-O.), will combat Argentina’s Roberto Bolonti (35-3-0, 24 K.-O.), instead of Donovan George (25-4-2, 22 K-.O.) next December 6, at the Bell Centre. This decision was taken after careful consideration following long negotiations with Donovan’s team. Boxing fans will also be thrilled by the undercard, which features locals Shiller Hyppolite (13-1-0, 9 K-.O.), Steven Butler (8- 0-0, 7 K-.O) and Ulysse Jr (4-0-0, 3 K-.O), among others. Continue reading

Lucian Bute out for December 6th

Boucherville – Tuesday November 18th 2014 – It’s a disappointment to announce that Lucian Bute (31-2-0, 24 K.O.), after getting injured in training, is forced to miss December 6th card at the Bell Center. It’s important to note that the Gala will still take place. Continue reading