Eye of the Tiger Management and Golden Boy Promotions in collaboration with evenko, are proud to present the IBF world middleweight championship between Quebec slugger David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) and Hassan N’Dam (31-1,18 KOs). For the occasion, the promoters have concocted a boxing card heavy in Quebec flavour : no less than 4 belts will be won Saturday, June 20th at the Bell Centre.
During his impressive win against Gabriel Rosado in New York, David Lemieux convinced Golden Boy Promotions that he has the makings of a world champion. When the IBF title in his division became vacant, the promoter did not hesitate to organize a confrontation between the young slugger (ranked 4th in the world) and N’Dam, the No.1 contender. Moreover, the co-promoter of the event and President of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya said he was very excited about the card on June 20:
“David Lemieux vs. Hassan N’Dam will be an action packed fight the fans in Montreal will be excited to see on June 20, as Montreal native David Lemieux faces off against the dangerous N’Dam for the coveted vacant IBF Middleweight Title. Hassan and David are both elite fighters in the middleweight division, both former and current title holders with fighting styles that will keep fans on the edge of their seats. This is just the kind of fight boxing needs to have; the fans want action in the ring and both David and Hassan are sure to deliver that.”
“It was really important for my team and I to bring this fight here to Quebec, says David Lemieux. You have supported me since the very beginning, and for that I am extremely grateful. I want to live this significant moment of my career with Quebecers and will do all that I can for them to be proud of me. I am ready to offer the very best of myself. Those close to me and my fans will see all the blood they want!”
As for the preliminary fights, they will feature some of the most talented boxers in Quebec, including Dierry Jean (28-1, 20 KOs), Schiller Hyppolite (15-1, 10 KOs), Ghislain Maduma (16-1, 10 KOs), Steven Butler (11-0 , 9 Kos), Mian Hussain (11-0 , 6 KOs), Ayaz Hussain (5-0, 3 KOs), Yves Ulysse Jr. (6-0 , 4 KOs) and Mathieu Germain (1-0). Particularly tough duels await Jean,Hyppolite and Butler, who will fight respectively for the NABF title, the WBC World Francophonie title and the North American Junior title.
For the president of Eye of the Tiger Management, Camille Estephan, it was imperative that the card of the evening is entirely composed of Quebecers. “We believe that the province is full of talented and promising athletes who are just waiting for a chance to demonstrate their abilities. Our mission is to ensure that our Quebec boxers are achieving the greatest honours. Join us in our conquest.”
Tickets, which will be offered for as low as 70$ (taxes and service charges included), go on sale Saturday, May 16 at www.evenko.ca , at the Bell Centre and at 1-855-310-2525. For further information, please visit : www.evenko.ca, and www.eottm.com or call 1-855-310-2525.