Montréal, Friday, February 27th 2015
A very memorable evening awaits all Quebec boxing fans live from the Montreal Bell Centre on Saturday, March 14th 2015 beginning at 7 PM. InterBox and Main Events are proud to announce this breathtaking card stacked with Champions and blue-chip prospects from top to bottom, that will culminate with the much anticipated WBO/WBA/IBF Unified World Light Heavyweight showdown between Champion Sergey Kovalev and Quebec’s own Jean Pascal. This card will feature eight bouts.
David Theroux vs. Lukasz Janik – 4-6 rounds
In the evening’s swing bout, InterBox’s youngest boxer David Théroux (5-0-0, 3 KO) from Sorel-Tracy in Quebec, will lace up the gloves against Lukasz Janik (13-9-1, 7 KO) from Poland in a Welterweight bout scheduled for 4-6 rounds. Janik is no stranger to Montreal, having already faced IBF mandatory title challenger JoJo Dan (34-2-0, 18 KO), as well as Yves Ulysse and Steven Butler. David, who signed a promotional contract with InterBox last December, will be looking for his 6th win in a row.
Dmitry Mikhaylenko vs. Felipe De La Paz – 10 rounds
Having made his debut in America just over a year ago, Dmitry Mikhaylenko (18-0-0, 7 KO) from Russia is coming to Canada for the first time with one clear objective in mind : To remain undefeated. Dmitry will be facing Felipe De La Paz (14-3-2, 5 KO) from Mexico. Mikhaylenko is on everyone’s must watch list, as talks have already begun with Main Events to match him with InterBox prospect Yves Ulysse Junior.
Ulysse Junior vs. Miguel Antoine – 8 rounds
Highly talented and undefeated Yves Ulysse Junior (5-0-0, 3. KO) from Montreal will be looking to keep his winning streak alive as his career enters « Phase II » vs. Miguel Antoine (17-1-1, 9 KO) from Barbados. Team Ulysse asked for a good test, and this is exactly what the promotion has offered them.
Nadjib Mohammedi vs. Lee Junior Campbell : A 10 round test
IBF Mandatory contender Nadjib Mohammedi (37-3-0, 22 KO) was kind enough to pass his turn at a crack at IBF gold, paving the way for Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal to dispute this title on March 14th. This was a strategic move by Nadjib, a Main Events boxer, who will be fighting under the orders of highly touted trainer Abel Sanchez for the first time. Sanchez , who also trains Gennady « GGG » Golovkin (32-0-0, 29 KO), will be looking to build some chemistry with Nadjib in a 10-round fight vs. Lee Junior Campbell (8-1-0, 4 KO). The risks are huge, as Nadjib would lose his position as IBF Mandatory contender with a loss on March 14th.
Dierry Jean vs. Carlos Manuel Reyes – 10 rounds
After a required break from action, Dierry Jean (27-1-0, 19 KO) is ready to reclaim his spot at the top of the 135 lb division. Dierry, from Montreal and supported by the Eye Of The Tiger Team, is overcome with impatience to box in his Home ring. Dierry’s only loss came in a World title fight vs. champion Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KO). He will fight against Carlos Manuel Reyes (24-3-1, 16 KO).
Isaac Chilemba vs.Vasily Lepikhin : Titre NABF 175 lb title bout – 10 rounds
Rated among the World`s Top 10 Light Heavyweights, Isaac Chilemba (23-2-2, 10 KO) has been slowly but steadily rebuilding his career since his decision loss to Tony Bellew (23-2-1, 14 KO) 2 years ago in London. Known as an udefeated boxer`s worst nightmare, Isaac has been collecting the undefeated records of his opponents in brilliant fashion. Isaac will be looking to add another undefeated record to his mantle piece when he takes on Vasily Lepikhin (17-0-0, 9 KO) on March 14th. Lepikhin, who is now co-promoted by German Titov, Main Events and InterBox, will be boxing in Canada for the first time in his career. Rated #7 WBO and #12 by the WBA in the Light Heavyweight division, Lepikhin will look to put his career on the fast track with a win over Chilemba.
Vyacheslav Glazkov vs Steve Cunningham : USBA title and IBF Heavyweight Eliminator – 12 rounds
Main Events and InterBox announced last January 14th that Steve Cunningham (28-6-0, 13 KO) would face Vyacheslav Glazkov (19-0-0 12, K.-O.) for the right to face Wladimir Klitschko (63-3-0, 53 KO) in an IBF Heavyweight title bout. Cunningham, a ring veteran at 38 years of age, brings his 18 years of ring experience into his first fight televised by HBO. Glazkov is an undefeated Main Events boxer who has quietly joined the ranks of the top heavyweight boxers in the World. This bout, the semi-final bout of the evening, is highly intriguing as the stakes are very high. Win and make millions…lose and start to rebuild again.
Sergey Kovalev vs. Jean Pascal : Unified Light Heavyweight title bout – 12 rounds
Sergey Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KO) is set to defend all his belts against former WBC and The Ring champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KO). This event will mark Sergey’s 5th consecutive defense of his WBO title, which includes a defense against Ismayl Sillakh (21-2-0, 17 KO) on November 30th 2013 at the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City. Sergey added the WBA and IBF titles in his last fight vs. Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KO) last November 8th 2014. Jean Pascal will be looking to break Sergey’s rhythm in the ring and to dictate the pace of the fight, as he did in 2011 when he shocked the World by beating Chad Dawson, who was undefeated and on top of the Pound for Pound ratings at the time. Pascal’s objective : Win all the belts!
About Kovalev vs. Pascal
Kovalev vs. Pascal is a 12-round fight for the WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship Titles. The fight will be televised as part of a live triple header on HBO World Championship Boxing® on March 14, 2015 from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Tickets are on sale now at the Bell Centre ticket office, at www.evenko.ca, by telephone at 1-855-310-2525 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.
Road to Kovalev-Pascal premieres this Saturday night, February 28, at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT on HBO.