Montreal – Erik Bazinyan (28-0, 21 KOs), one of the featured fighters on the October 27 gala at the Théâtre du Casino du Lac-Leamy, was forced to withdraw due to family obligations following the death of his father.
The featured bouts will showcase Gatineau native Alexandre Gaumont (4-0, 2 KOs), Yves Ulysse Jr. (21-2, 12 KOs), as well as Steve Claggett (32-7-2, 22 KOs).
The president of Eye of the Tiger, Camille Estephan, is confident that the quality of the event will not be affected by the absence of their protegé, and he is fired up over the duels that will be presented at the Casino du Lac-Leamy.
“Our matchmaker’s job is to set up balanced fights with opponents who rival our own boxers. We want our protégés to grow, in and out of the ring, so it’s important for them to have opponents who will test their mettle and take them out of their comfort zone. And our fans, who often travel long distances to attend our galas, have come to expect just this type of duel.”
Jose Macias Enriquez (15-1-2, 7 KOs) was selected to confront Montrealer Yves Ulysse Jr. Enriquez is tough and tenacious, and is known to go to war like he did in his last fight against Ray Seitzhanov for the WBO Youth title. In addition to this clash, Claggett will confront southpaw Argentinian veteran Jonathan Jose Enis (29-17-1, 12 KOs), known for his ring generalship.
Claggett is back in the ring after a flawless performance against Ontario’s Tony Luis, a fight in which he kept the crowd on pins and needles until stopping for Luis in the 7th round.
“I feel like I’m at the top of my game! My team makes sure that I keep making progress, and Mike and I have the wind in our sails. We’re impatient to show the fans how much I’ve improved, and I’ve never been so hungry for victory! I’m looking forward to getting into the ring and giving the fans a show they won’t soon forget!”