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Rivas Will Fight Rozicki Oct. 22 In Montréal

By Daniel Cloutier

MONTRÉAL - The promoter of the GYM Group in Montréal, Yvon Michel, confirmed that he found a new opponent for the Montrealer Columbian Oscar Rivas. Rivas (27-1-0) will face the Canadian Ryan Rozicki (13-0-0) in a WBC Bridgerweight (224 pounds) world championship October 22nd at the Olympia Theater in Montréal.

Rozicki is from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. Rivas is ranked first contender by the WBC in this division, Rozicki is ranked 18th contender.

Originally, Rivas was supposed to face the American Bryant Jennings (24-4-0), but the fight has been cancelled by the Régie québécoise de boxe, because Jennings, a fighter from Philadelphia, refused to get a vaccination for the Covid-19.

In the preliminaries bouts of the evening, October 22nd, the welterweight (147 pounds) Sébastien Bouchard (19-2-0), from Baie Saint-Paul, Québec, will fight the Mexican Sergio Ortega (24-2-0).

The heavyweight Alexis Barrière (3-0-0), from Saint-Jean sur Richelieu, Québec, will be opposed to the Mexican Rafael Sanchez Rojas (5-1-0).

The Montrealer light heavyweight (175 pounds) Alexandre Roberge (1-1-0) will dispute a rematch against Francis Charbonneau (3-1-0), from Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec.

In the first fight between Roberge and Charbonneau, disputed in March at the Plaza Hotel in Québec City, Roberge won the bout by split decision in six rounds.


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