Huge Boxing Wave Continues On
June 4 For EOTTM & D&D Boxing
Despite the current epidemiological situation, Eye of the
Tiger Management and D&D Boxing will continue their conquest
to the highest peaks as they present another boxing gala at
the Holiday Inn in Cuernavaca thanks to the famous Commando
formula broadcast on Punching Grace as of 6 p.m. ET on June
4th. This card, presented by La Queen and Mise-O-Jeu, will
be marked by the return to the ring of three crowd
favorites, David Lemieux (42-4-0, 35 KOs), Simon Kean
(19-1-0, 18 KOs) and Erik Bazinyan (25-0-0, 19 KOs). In
addition, rising US stars Samuel Arnold III (1-0-0) as well
as twin brothers Antonio Perez (pro debut) and Angel Perez
(pro debut) will have their first fight under the aegis of
both EOTTM and D&D Boxing.
“David, Erik and Simon are on the doorstep of world title
fights. It is therefore crucial for us to keep them active
with quality opponents. In addition, our association with
D&D Boxing allows us to secure young talents such as the
Perez twins and Samuel Arnold III. The latter are among the
most coveted American prospects and we are fortunate to have
them on our team. They are tigers who will bring strong
emotions to boxing fans for many years to come,” said Eye of
the Tiger Management’s president Camille Estephan.
Although his fight was called off on April 17, David Lemieux
does not have to wait long before hitting the ropes again.
He will have a good challenge to face as he faces tough
Peruvian David Zegarra (34-4-0, 21 KOs)The latter is an
established super middleweight who has faced several elite
boxers in his division including Erik Bazinyan, Stefan
Haertel, Shefat Isufi, and Lolenga Mock, among others. The
one nicknamed "La Pantera" is equipped with good punching
force and an offensive boxing style that can annoy the Laval
native. Erik Bazinyan will face Scott Sigmon (35-14-1, 18
KOs) who gave a lot of trouble to none other than Roy Jones
Jr., the double amateur world champion Matvey Korobov and
ex-USBA middleweight champion Luis Arias. The two proteges
of Marc Ramsay will therefore have to be cautious during
their respective duels in order to continue their ascent.
“We are really happy have Erik Bazinyan back in action, who
has always continued to work hard in the gym during the
pandemic to keep him moving despite the fact that he has not
fought in over a year. For David, the fight with Zegarra
will be another opportunity to stay active, but also to
prepare for the full resumption of action in the world of
boxing which we hope will be soon”, explains the coach of
both these pugilists, Marc Ramsay.
Simon Kean will face American Donald Haynesworth (16-5-1, 14
KOs) in a fight scheduled for 8 rounds. The latter is known
for his aggressiveness and great power that he manages to
generate with both hands. Originally from New York, the man
known as "Mr. JBT "is ready to take on anyone, anytime.
Never turning down a challenge, he has rubbed shoulders with
many top boxers in his division including Bryant Jennings,
Guido Viannello, Zhiley Zang and Mark Brown.
“I'm glad Simon is facing Haynesworth. It is a style of
boxing that he must face and fight to take it to the next
level. In his career, he has not seen many boxers with the
"American" style. It will be a good test to see if he can
apply what he does in the gym," said Simon Kean’s coach
The undercard will consist of Samuel Arnold III's first bout
with EOTTM and D&D Boxing. Arnold is the youngest boxer in
Eye of the Tiger Management’s history to ever sign a
professional contract. The man nicknamed "Squirm" is
currently 17 years old and made his professional boxing
debut at 16. Having won the title of national champion of
the United States 7 times, he will try to remain undefeated
in the professionals as he will face a more experienced
boxer in Benito Aburto (2-3-0, 1 KOs). In addition, young
twin brothers Angel and Antonio Perez will make their highly
anticipated professional debut.
These fights will be featured on Punching Grace starting at
6 p.m. ET on June 4, 2021.