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Eric Lucas vs. Librado Andrade

Following his successful return to the ring last December, Éric Lucas (39-7-3 15 K.-O.) will be looking to add a 40th win to his outstanding pro record on Friday, May 28th in Quebec City. Considered a Quebec boxing hero, Lucas will be lacing up the gloves against the ever popular Librado Andrade (28-3-0, 21 KO). Andrade (photo by Tom Casino) is no stranger to Quebec boxing fans, having fought 4 times in this province and showing a record of 2 wins (vs Otis Grant and Vitaliy Tsypko) and 2 losses (both to Lucian Bute, the last by sensational KO last November 28th at the same venue)..

This bout will be a tough task for Eric, who has only fought once in the last 4 years plus. According to Eric, his ring experience and strong defensive skills are the keys to beating Librado. The former WBC champion has not let up on the intensity level in the gym and will continue his preparation in Florida with his trainer Stephan Larouche and stablemate Lucian Bute.

“I am extremely happy, this is a very significant bout and the type of fight I wanted” stated Eric by way of telephone conference. “This fight will permit me to evaluate myself well and, if I win, all the doors will open up for me”.

Despite the huge challenge, Eric Lucas accepted this bout the moment InterBox proposed it to him.

“I am extremely motivated, excited and confident. I felt the electric atmosphere of the Pepsi Colisee last November 28th when Lucian won, and Quebec City really touched me. Now I want to experience that euphoria for myself in that City” states Eric Lucas.

« We cannot take Librado Andrade lightly » states head trainer Stephan Larouche. “Eric is the type of boxer that is reliable and respects the game plan. His physical conditioning and endurance will serve him well over the 10 round fight”.

Quebec boxers to be showcased on the undercard

InterBox President Mr. Jean Bedard stated that the undercard for the May 28th Gala will include boxers from Quebec. “We will be actively working on the undercard over the next few weeks, but we definitely want to give a chance to our local boxers to fight in front of their fans”.

Jesse Brinkley vs. Sakio Bika purse bid

InterBox won the IBF purse bid yesterday and as such will be in charge of promoting the Jesse Brinkley (35-5-0, 22 KO) vs. Sakio Bika (28-3-2, 19 KO) IBF Super Middleweight title Eliminator to determine the Mandatory contender for the belt held by Lucian Bute. InterBox beat out bids by Star Boxing (Team Brinkley) and Golden Boy Promotions (Team Andrade). InterBox has 90 days to promote the bout (until June 16th).

“We have not decided where to place this bout yet. It can become part of our April 17th show in Montreal, or of the May 28th show in Quebec City. We have no strategy yet. We would like to attract an American TV network to Quebec. I believe that with Lucas, Andrade, Brinkley and Bika we increase our chances of having them cross the border” states Jean Bedard.

Stay tuned for more details and ticket purchase information over the next few weeks.


Lucas - Andrade Official

Montreal, Thursday, May 16th 2010 – Following his successful return to the ring last December, Éric Lucas (39-7-3 15 K.-O.) will be looking to add a 40th win to his outstanding pro record on Friday, May 28th in Quebec City. Considered a Quebec boxing hero, Lucas will be lacing up the gloves against the ever popular Librado Andrade (28-3-0, 21 KO). Andrade is no stranger to Quebec boxing fans, having fought 4 times in this province and showing a record of 2 wins (vs Otis Grant and Vitaliy Tsypko) and 2 losses (both to Lucian Bute, the last by sensational KO last November 28th at the same venue).

This bout will be a tough task for Eric, who has only fought once in the last 4 years plus. According to Eric, his ring experience and strong defensive skills are the keys to beating Librado. The former WBC champion has not let up on the intensity level in the gym and will continue his preparation in Florida with his trainer Stephan Larouche and stablemate Lucian Bute.

“I am certain many will tell me I set the bar too high and that the challenge is too big, but this is exactly the type of fight I was looking for when I made my return to the ring. I felt the electric atmosphere of the Pepsi Colisee last November 28th when Lucian won, and Quebec City really touched me. Now I want to experience that euphoria for myself in that City” states Eric Lucas.

Article posted on 18.03.2010



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