Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Yvon Michel: "Bossé Or Not, We Will
Present A Boxing Show July 20th"
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Former UFC champion, the Montrealer boxer Steve
Bossé is supposed to fight the former WBC light heavyweight
champion of the world, the Montrealer Jean Pascal, July 20th
at Place Bell in Laval, a Montréal northern suburb. However,
Bossé has a problem. So far, his boxing licence has been not
renewed by the Québec Athletic Commission (Régie des sports
Rumours are circulating in Montréal about the fact that his
new boxing licence could be rejected. Apparently, the Québec
Athletic Commission is investigating about the Bossé’s
entourage, which could has links with members of a criminal
organization in Montréal.
“Bossé or not, we will present a boxing show July 20th at
Place Bell,” said Yvon Michel, the GYM Group promoter.”
However, I am extremely confident that Bossé will get a new
boxing licence in the days to come. I don’t think there a
problem with him.”
Sunday, Bossé (1-0-0) and Pascal (32-5-1) were face to face
at the Pointe-Calumet Beach Club in the West part of
Montréal. It was a promotion event.
They pushed each other when the photographers asked them to
be nose to nose for pictures.
It’s clear they hate each others. If a fight Pascal-Bossé
happens July 20th, the action should be great.
Pascal announced his retirement last December, after his win
by TKO against the Egyptian Ahmed Elbiali in Miami, but few
weeks after, Bossé, who is determinate to be active in pro
boxing, challenged publicly Pascal.
Two days after, Pascal called Yvon Michel to tell him that
he was ready to come back in the ring to face Bossé.