by Richard Cloutier
On May 19th in Montreal, undefeated Dierry Jean (21-0) will have the opportunity to fight for the NABF super lightweight title. He will then face Mexican veteran Cosme Rivera (35-14-3), a former top contender. The gala will be presented by the firm "Eye of the Tiger Management." The venue for the event has yet to be confirmed.
In the main combat support, Nicholson Poulard (17-3-0) will compete with Lionell Thompson (12-0-0) of Buffalo, a five-time Golden Gloves champion in the New York State. The NABA heavyweight belt is at stake. Poulard is the older brother of Jean Pascal.
On the undercard, Ghislain Maduma (7-0-0) and Ahmad Cheikho (6-4-2) will face opponents to be confirmed. For his part, Montreal's Chris Plaitis will make his professional debut against Csaba Toth (8-12-0) of Hungary.