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Simon Kean: "I Really Hope To Face Deontay Wilder"

By Daniel Cloutier


QUÉBEC —— The Canadian heavyweight Simon Kean has huge ambitions. He hopes to face the WBC heavyweight champion of the world, the American Deontay Wilder (40-0-0), next year or in 2020.
A fighter from Trois-Rivières, Québec (a city located between Montréal and Québec City), Kean is undefeated in 15 pro bouts (15-0-0). He is showing a big progression since a year.

“I really want to stay undefeated, because I hope to face eventually the WBC champion of world, Deontay Wilder, next year or in 2020. I guess I am close to see my name in the Top 10 of the international ratings. I know I got to be ranked to get a chance to fight for a world title. In staying undefeated with more and more important wins on my record, I will certainly reach the international ratings. Obviously, I would be extremely enthusiast to see my name in the WBC Top 10 ratings, considering that Wilder has the WBC crown.”

Involved in the main event of the boxing show organized by the Montrealer promoter Camille Estephan, the big boss of The Eye Of The Tiger Management Group, next Saturday at the Videotron Centre in Québec City, Kean will face the Canadian champion, Dillon Carman (13-3-0), from Toronto, in a 10 rounds bout.

“I got a great training camp and I am really prepared mentally, physically and technically for this challenge,” said Kean. “I trained for several weeks with the French Johan Duhaupas, and I am really satisfy of my preparation. I am so impatient to be in the ring.”

Duhaupas (37-5-0) has a tremendous respect for Kean. “Simon is a destructive puncher and he is fighting very well technically,” said the French fighter. “I really believe he will still undefeated in Québec City next Saturday. More the big moment is close, more I can see how much he is motivate. He is really enthusiast with this challenge.”

A fighter of 32 years old, Carman is determinate to cause a surprise Saturday evening. “I know that Kean is undefeated, I know he has been established favorite to win this fight, but I am determinate to cause a huge surprise Saturday evening,” said Carman. “I am positive I have the technique and the power to place Kean in trouble. I need to fight with concentration and intensity, and trust me, I will do it. A clear win over Kean would become a huge plus for my boxing career.”

Kean and Carman are two powerful punchers. Kean obtained 14 KO or TKO in 15 pro bouts, Carman 12 KO or TKO in his 16 pro bouts. Carman is 6’5’’, 240 pounds, about the same size than Kean.

A boxer of 29 years old, Kean is clearly happy to dispute this fight in Québec City. “I am sure the crowd will be on my side, and my motivation will be at the top when I will enter in the ring, said Kean. I am so happy to dispute this fight on the Québec territory. Even if the fight is not in my city, Trois-Rivières, the boxing fans in Québec City know that I am an athlete from the Québec province. It’s certainly significant for them.”

Kean saw Carman in action few times. “He is tall, and it’s never easy to fight a very tall fighter,” said Kean. “Carman is clearly better than my last opponent, Adam Braidwood (Kean won this fight by TKO in the third round). However, I know exactly what to do to dominate him. We are both solid punchers, but I am not worry at all. I am positive I am more intelligent than him in the ring, better technically than him, then, I am sure I will control this fight.”

The Kean’s trainer, Jimmy Boisvert, is clearly happy by his fighter’s preparation. “Simon got a great preparation, and he really needed it for this challenge,” said Boisvert. “Carman is a tough opponent, then, Simon will need to fight with intensity and concentration from the beginning to the end of the fight. He knows it, and I am positive he will do it.”



 

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