MONTREAL (August 29, 2012) — Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) announced yesterday that its ninth year of operation will commence in a few weeks. The popular GYM Boxing Series, “Fast & Furious,” as previously announced, returns this coming season with an improved Version 3.0 to the famed Bell Centre in Montreal.
Co-presented once again by Mise-O-Jeu and Videotron, in association with Evenko and the Bell Centre, four “Fast & Dangerous 3.0” events are scheduled, two in the fall and two in 2013, on October 12, December 14, February 8 and May 3.
Former World Boxing Council (WBC) light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (26-2-1, 16 KOs) remains the star of the GYM fighter stable. The goal this year is to position him to become world champion again. As soon as The Ring Magazine’s No. 2 ranked contender is fully recovered from a hand injury and he has resumed training, his date to return to the ring will be determined. “Fast & Dangerous 3.0” is designed to allow International Boxing Federation (IBF) No. 2 rated super middleweight Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1, 15 KOs), WBC International and WBC No. 8 ranked welterweight Antonin Decarie (26-1, 7 KOs), undefeated North American Boxing Association (NABA) champion Kevin Bizier (17-0, 12 KOs), unbeaten North American Boxing Organization (NABO) light heavyweight titlist Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (9-0, 5 KOs) to strengthen their positions among the top contenders in their respective division until they get world title shots; re-launch middleweight knockout artist David Lemieux on the international scene, and provide invaluable experience for undefeated Colombian heavyweights, now living in Montreal, Didier “Big Daddy” Bence (5-0, 2 KOs) and 2008 Olympian Oscar Rivas (11-0, 6 KOs). Continue reading
On Friday, August 17, at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, Warriors Boxing, Group Yvon Michel and Tony Holden Productions will proudly present a blockbuster night of boxing that will also serve as the ESPN Friday Night Fights season finale for 2012 at 10 PM Eastern on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.
In Canada, the event will be presented on PPV at Canal Indigo and Bell TV with the telecast starting at 9:00 PM/ET, featuring highlights of Adonis Stevenson’s last few fights, until picking up the ESPN telecast at 10:00 PM/ET.
In the 12-round super middleweight main event, Chicago puncher Don “Da Bomb” George (22-2-1, 19 KOs) will take on the equally explosive Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1, 15 KOs) from Longueuil, Quebec via Haiti, with a chance to face IBF champion Carl Froch on the line. Continue reading