Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Bizier Joins The Al Haymon Team
By: Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Last February, the WBC light heavyweight champion
of the world, the Montrealer southpaw Adonis Stevenson
(24-1-0), surprised a lot of people in Canada in confirming
his decision to join the team of the American
adviser-negotiator Al Haymon.
Nine months later, another Canadian boxer is taking the same
decision: the welterweight Kevin Bizier, from Québec City.
Bizier will get a rematch with the Montrealer Romanian Jo Jo
Dan December 19th at the Québec City Colisée, just before
the presentation of the fights Stevenson-Sukhotsky and
Over 150 boxers around the world are associated to Haymon,
and Bizier is the last acquisition.
“Why join the Haymon’s team? I am closer than ever to a
participation to a world championship bout, and no doubt in
mind, I will have more chances to get a world title match
with Haymon as negotiator, and probably more chances to get
good purses, said Bizier, who has Yvon Michel from the GYM
Group, as promoter. This rematch with Jo Jo Dan will be
sanctioned as an IBF elimination bout, then, I don’t lie
when I am mentioning I am closer than ever to a worth title
fight. I really believe I will win this rematch and 2015
will become the most important and lucrative year of my pro
Bizier (23-1-0) is ranked sixth contender by the IBF, Dan
(33-2-0) is ranked first contender by the IBF, sixth by the
WBC and eight by the WBA. November 30th 2013 in the ring of
the Québec City Colisée, Dan won a controversial split
decision over Bizier. Both promised to their fans to win
clearly the rematch.