Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Rivas & Dicaire Will Have World
Championship Bouts In Montréal In June
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter Yvon Michel, the president of the
GYM Group in Montréal, confirmed that the Montrealers Oscar
Rivas, a Columbian, and Marie-Eve Dicaire, will have world
championship bouts in June in Montréal.
Rivas (27-1-0) will fight the American Bryant Jennings
(24-4-0) in a WBC bridgerweight (224 pounds) world title
fight, and Dicaire will face the Swedish Patricia Berghuit
(14-0-0) in a WBC female super welterweight (154 pounds)
world championship fight.
Yvon Michel said he will confirm soon the date and the site
of this event.
At her last bout, March 5th in Flint, Michigan, Dicaire lost
by unanimous decision against the American Claressa Shields
(11-0-0) in a WBC and WBO super welterweight world
championship bout. However, Shields, apparently, has decided
to give up her WBC world title, and keep the WBO title.
“We have been informed that Shields will give up her WBC
title very soon, then, we have decided to organize a WBC
female world championship bout involving Marie-Eve Dicaire,”
said Yvon Michel. “Marie-Eve is very happy to get a second
opportunity to fight for a world title bout.”
On his side, the promoter of The Eye Of The Tiger Management
Group in Montréal, Camille Estephan, confirmed that the
Montrealers Russians Artem Oganesyan (12-0-0), a super
welterweight (154 pounds) and Ivan Kozlovsky (2-0-0), a
super lightweight (140 pounds) will fight March 21st in
Moscow, Russia. Kozlovsky will be opposed to Adam Kipenga
(11-1-0), from Tanzania, and the Oganesyan’s opponent will
be confirmed soon.