Oscar Rivas Turns In KO Performance
In Bridgeweight Class Debut
World Boxing Council (WBC) No. 1 rated Bridgerweight
contender Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (27-1, 19 KOs) returned to
the ring last night for the first time in 20 months on top
of “The Homecoming: Rivas vs. Louis 2” card, promoted by
Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) in association with New Era
Fighting & Promotion and Lee Baxter Promotions, at Quebec
Plaza Hotel in Quebec City, Ontario, Canada.
The 8-round main event was a rematch between Rivas (26-1, 18
KOs) and Sylvera “Sly” Louis (8-4, 4 KOs) of a fight Rivas,
a 2008 Colombia Olympian, won by way of a 4-round majority
decision nearly nine years ago.
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Making his Bridgerweight debut, Rivas outclassed his
opponent until Louis failed to continue fighting after three
rounds, headlining GYM’s first promotion in 16 months due to
COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
“I felt very strong physically and my reflexes were sharp,”
Rivas said after the fight. “I feel like I’m going to show
some great things in this new weight class (201-224 lbs.).
My goal is to become world champion and I will wait for what
In the co-featured event, popular Canadian welterweight
Sebastien Bouchard (19-2, 8 KOs) took a 6-round unanimous
decision from always tough Mario Perez (20-8-5, 12 KOs).
Bouchard bounced back from his only loss a professional,
when Avez Hussian (13-1) stopped him in the fourth round
November 23, 2019, for the vacant North American Boxing
Association (NABA) USA and Canadian crowns.
In an All-Canadian super middleweight clash, undefeated
world-rated middleweight Patrice Volny rolled to his 16th
straight victory without a defeat, registering his 10th
knockout in the fifth round of a rematch against former
Canadian middleweight champion Janko Trotter, which Volny
won three years ago by way of a first-round technical
knockout. Volny is rated No. 6 by the International Boxing
Federation (IBF), as well as No. 10 by the World Boxing
GYM president Yvon Michel commented, “This gala was made
possible thanks to a colossal collective effort on the part
of all stakeholders, starting with the entire GYM team,
Santé Public Québec, the RACJ (Quebec commission), the
management and employees of the Hotel Plaza Québec, our
partners and associates and by all the participants who
subjected themselves to difficult conditions, the required
tests and who all fought with heart and determination! Thank
you to everyone who attended the event on site or via
television. This is a fresh start, and we will be back very
Also fighting on the undercard was promising Canadian
heavyweight Alexis Barriere (1-0, 1 KO), whose auspicious
pro-debut resulted in his second-round stoppage of Colin
Sangster (2-1, 2 Kos), while Francis Charbonneau (3-1, 2
KOs) won a 6-round split decision versus Alexandre Roberge
“The Homecoming” was streamed live by FITE worldwide on the
FITE mobile apps, all major OTT apps and website (www.FITE.tv),
starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, for $29.99 USD (available
in English or French). It was also available to watch in
Canada via Canal Indigo, Bell TV, Shaw TV and YOOP.