Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Camille Estephan: "We Will Have Great Action From Beginning
To End Of Our Boxing Show"
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter Camille Estephan, from The Eye Of
The Tiger Management Group in Montréal, is clearly excited
to present his boxing show Saturday evening at Bell Centre
It will be the first time in two years that a boxing show is
presented at Bell Centre, the home of the Montréal Canadiens
in the NHL.
“We will have great action from the beginning to the end of
this boxing show,” said Estephan Wednesday in a press
conference held at the Montréal Casino. Monday, “we
confirmed the three main fights of the evening, and today,
we will revealed the identity of the fighters involve in the
Monday, Estephan confirmed that the main event (10 rounds)
will oppose the former IBF middleweight (160 pounds)
champion of the world, the Montrealer David Lemieux
(40-4-0), to the Ukrainian Max Bursak (35-5-2).
Lemieux, who is ranked third contender by the WBC, will
dispute his first fight in the super middleweight (168
And Estephan confirmed Monday that the heavyweights
Arslanbek Makhmudov and Simon Kean will take part to the two
semi-finals of this boxing show.
A Montrealer Russian of 6’6’’, Makhmudov (9-0-0) will face
Samuel Peter (38-8-0), from Las Vegas, in a NABF North
American championship, and Kean, a fighter from
Trois-Rivières, Québec, will fight Siarhei Liakovitch
(27-7-0), from Scottsdale, Arizona, in a WBC International
The fighters involve in the preliminaries fights will be:
the Montrealer Russian super middleweight Sadriddin Akhmedov
(10-0-0), the Montrealer female flyweight (108 pounds) Kim
Clavel (10-0-0), the Montrealer super lightweight (140
pounds) Mathieu Germain (17-1-1), the super middleweight
Lexon Mathieu (7-0-0), from Québec City, and the Montrealer
featherweight (126 pounds) female Martine Vallières.
Akhmedov will fight the Argentinian Jose Antonio Villalobos
(12-5-2), Clavel will face the Mexican Esmeralda Gaona
Sagahon (6-3-0) in a NABF flyweight North American
championship, Germain will challenge the Mexican Gilberto
Meza (11-8-1), Mathieu will face the Mexican Rolando Paredes
(16-8-2) in a NABF North American championship, and
Vallières will make her pro debut in fighting the Czech
Tereza Dvorakova (0-2-0).
Two reserve fights should involved the super welterweight
(154 pounds) Raphael Courchesne (8-0-0), from
Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, and the Montrealer super
featherweight (130 pounds) Avery Martin-Duval (3-0-0).
Courchesne could fight Melvin Wassing (7-4-4), from the
Netherlands, and Martin-Duval could face the Mexican Raul
“I am extremely proud to use the fighters involved in our
preliminary fights,” said Estephan Wednesday. “Akhmedov is
closer than ever to be ranked in the world, Clavel is ranked
11th in the world and she will certainly dispute a world
championship bout next year, Germain is progressing
superbly, Mathieu is a very promising prospect, and our
fighters involve in the reserve fights, Courchesne and
Martin Duval, are also good prospects who will dispute more
and more important bouts.”
This boxing will start at 7.00 PM, Eastern time, Saturday.