InterBox is proud to announce that International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Middleweight champion Lucian Bute (30-0-0, 24 KO) has been named Sports Personality of The Year in Quebec, gathering almost 24% of all votes in a survey conducted by Leger Marketing/QMI Agency.
Bute defended his IBF title three times in 2011 going 3-0-0, 2KO during that stretch, which weighed heavily on the voting.
2011 Personality of the year list and results
1. Lucian Bute, 24 %
2. Joannie Rochette (figure skating), 16 %
3. Sidney Crosby (NHL Pittsburgh Penguins player), 14 %
4. Anthony Calvillo (all-time professional football passing yards leader and first in all-time Canadian Football League passing yards), 9 %
5. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Champion), 7 %
6. Novak Djokovic (tennis player), 6 %
7. Carey Price (Montreal Canadiens goaltender), 5 %
8. Alex Harvey (Canadian cross-country skier), 4 %
9. PK Subban (Montreal Canadiens defenceman), 3 %
10. Marianne St-Gelais (Canadian short track speed skater), 3 %
11. Max Pacioretty (Montreal Canadiens player), 2 %
12. Tim Thomas (Boston Bruins goaltender) 2 %
13. Jean Pascal (boxing fighter) 1 %
In a Province where Hockey reigns supreme, Lucian Bute was more than honored to come up on top of the list which included 4 major hockey players. “I am extremely proud of this achievement. This proves that the sport of boxing is continuing to flourish in the Province of Quebec. Quebec boxing gyms are over capacity all over the Province and I am honored to take home this Achievement in the name of every youngster who dedicates himself to this sport”.
InterBox President Jean Bédard was equally thrilled with this news. “I am very proud of my friend Lucian. He deserves all the recognition he gets. I have never seen an athlete more dedicated to his sport, more determined, and hungry for victory. Quite frankly Lucian is a model for all of us. He stepped foot in Montreal in 2003 not knowing a word of English or French. Look how far he`s come. The exciting part is that this is just the beginning. The best is yet to come”.
“I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very safe, healthy and happy 2012 on behalf of myself, Lucian, Stephan and the entire InterBox team” concludes Bedard.
I will retain my Crown: ESMERALDA!
Faced with numerous media and in front of her rival, Yesenia Martinez, Esmeralda “La Joya” Moreno, World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight Silver world champion, did not hesitate to ensure that this Saturday, in Tlalnepantla, Mexico, will retain her crown.
“I never talk much, but I like the seventh round. Yesenia is small in name, but has a big heart. She is a very strong rival. At this point in my career I have no choice but to win”. Said the champion
Moreno vs. Martinez will be the main event of the boxing card called “Joyas Mexiquenses II”, which will offer Boxeo de Gala Promotions next Saturday January 7 in the “Adolfo Lopez Mateos” Arena of Tlalnepantla, Mexico and will be broadcast live on Cadena 3 (Channel 28).
At the press conference were also present, the fighters of the undercard: Genaro “Poblanito” García-now called “Scare Face” – and Jesus Santillan.
Edgar Sosa will seek to be world champion again against Golez
The World Boxing Council (WBC) emeritus champion and former flyweight world champion, Edgar Sosa, begins a new stage in his career and officially released his business relationship with “Producciones Deportivas, which is headed by Ricardo Maldonado Jr. and “RB Produciones” of Eric Reider, respectively and aimed to project Sosa to another world championship.
This Saturday at the Polanco Forum, in Mexico City, Sosa will face the Filipino Roilo Golez, defending his flyweight international WBC title in the Boxing card called “Welcome Champion”, and in the same card, the explosive fighter Ramon “Niño de Oro” (Golden Boy) Ayala, will revenge the Nicaraguan Carlos Velazquez to 10 rounds in the lightweight division.
At a press conference held in the Torre Mayor of Mexico City, Sosa gave details of his match against Golez, along with Maldonado and Reider.
Also attended, Roilo Golez and Ramon Ayala.