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Artur Beterbiev vs. Sullivan Barrera Set For April 21 in Miami

MONTREAL - Montreal's Artur Beterbiev (# 2 IBF - 11-0, 11 KO) is now officially scheduled to take on his most important bout of his career against the Cuban-born Sullivan Barrera (# 7 IBF - 18-1, 13 KOs) for the mandatory IBF position.

The winner is guaranteed a shot at the title currently held by Olympic gold medal winner Andre Ward (31-0, 15 KO). The head-to-head match between these two talented boxers will take place on April 21 in Miami, Florida.

"It is with great pride and confidence that we see the fight in Miami. In order to allow maximum visibility for Beterbiev, to demonstrate that he can perform anywhere in the world and also as the only aspirant who agreed to face Artur, Sullivan Barrera, could not cross the Canadian border, we had promised that this fight would take place in the United States, "said GYM president Yvon Michel.

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"We are convinced that many Quebeckers, who are still in Florida at this time, will come to support the person who has made Quebec a land of adoption for him and his young family," Michel added.

Note that the winner of the Beterbiev-Barrera eliminator be in line for the winner of the Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev rematch, and the winner will have until September at the latest to make that defense.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by therealpugilist on 02-20-2017

[QUOTE=VG_Addict;17432019]Am I the only one not all that impressed by Beterbiev?[/QUOTE] you're not...I made a thread about it months ago

Comment by Scipio2009 on 02-20-2017

[QUOTE=MasterPlan;17431917]In Miami. Either Rigo-Flores, Porter-Berto or Rios-Ortiz will headline I'm assuming.[/QUOTE] GYM is bringing one of their top fighters stateside, there's apparently a big PBC TV date lined up, and the fight is supposed to be staged in South Florida.…

Comment by bigdramashow on 02-20-2017

lol people giving barrera a chance... theres levels to this ****, barreras not much better than cloud or prieto, hes getting smashed to pieces, simple as that. Beterbiev will do what ward couldnt do

Comment by Szef on 02-20-2017

Barrera by KO :boxing:

Comment by ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY on 02-20-2017

Maybe Ill see you there then...looking forward to it for sure

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