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Mike Tyson: Savigne Can Beat Kovalev and Stevenson

Miami, FL - Next Thursday night, July 10, top rated light heavyweight contender HUMBERTO SAVIGNE will battle former world champion JEFF “Left Hook” LACY from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida and LIVE on FOX Sports 1.
 
Presented by Iron Mike Productions, the Savigne/Lacy scheduled ten rounder at “JUDGMENT DAY” for the World Boxing Council (‘WBC’) Latino Light Heavyweight Title is the co-featured attraction to the highly anticipated IBF Super Featherweight Title Rematch between ARGENIS “La Tormenta” MENDEZ and RANCES “Kid Blast” BARTHELEMY.
 
Savigne is currently ranked # 3 by the WBC.
 
Boxing legend MIKE TYSON is adamant that Savigne is the future undisputed king of the light heavyweight division.
 
“Savigne can beat both Sergev Kovalev and Adonis Stevenson, he’s got as much power as they do but he’s also a very skilled and intelligent fighter. Boxing fans deserve the chance to see those two fight against someone who has a chance to beat them.”
 
Sporting a record of 12-1-0 with 9 knockouts, Savigne is on a ten bout-winning streak, having turned professional in 2009 following an illustrious amateur career for the Cuban National Team. Now based in Miami, Florida, the Tyson led charge is looking to repeat the recent success of fellow amateur standouts.
 
Continued Tyson, “ In just the last couple of weeks, two brilliant amateur stars have fought for world titles, Vasyl Lomachenko schooled the game but overmatched Gary Russell Jr. while Yuriorkis Gamboa stepped up in weight and was knocked out by the former United States National Amateur Champion, WBO champ Terence Crawford.”
 
“Savigne's stellar amateur career was just as dominant as Lomachenko's and Gamboa's as well as Erislandy Lara's and Guillermo Rigondeaux’s. His rise has been slower as he struggled for eight years to come to the United States and start a professional career. But now is clearly his time. The question is when will he get his shot at the current light heavyweight world champions who seem to prefer hand picked matchups based upon the criteria that the opponents don’t have knockout power.”
 
With 450 amateur fights, and recent wins over former world champion Richard Hall and undefeated contender Jackson Junior, Savigne hopes that a win over former world champion Lacy will seal the deal with the major networks and show them that he is ready to battle either Kovalev or Stevenson.
 
Lacy, 26-4-0 (18KO’s) has been chomping at the bit to get an opportunity to fight a top light heavyweight and is ready to try to return to the top of the rankings, fighting injury free for the first time since his loss to the long running world champion Joe Calzaghe.
 
“Savigne vs. Lacy promises action from the opening bell and with the card we’ve put together, boxing fans in Miami will see a card that will be talked about for years”, said Tyson.
 
Opening the FOX Sports 1 telecast will be the nationally televised debut of heralded and undefeated 18-year-old welterweight prospect ERICKSON “The Hammer” LUBIN clashing with Mexican veteran NOE “Platanito” BOLANOS in a scheduled eight round bout.
 
A sensational off-TV undercard for “JUDGMENT DAY” will be announced shortly.

For more information on “JUDGMENT DAY” please visit the website, www.IMPMIAMI.com . Advance tickets, starting at $49 may be purchased through www.Ticketmaster.com with V.I.P Ringside Table Packages also available.
 
The American Airlines Arena is located at 601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida, 33132. For more information, please visit their website at www.aaarena.com . Doors will open on the evening of the event at 6:30 p.m. with the first bell at 8:00 p.m.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Koba-Grozny on 07-04-2014

What happened to Beterbiev vs Lacy - does anyone know? I thought it would be an OK test but was expecting Beterbiev to win. I'll have to dig up some footage of Savigne - but my pet Boxrec Warrior tells…

Comment by dinero fan on 07-04-2014

I like savigne but Adonis would crush him. He has a chance of beating kovalev though.

Comment by SeekDaGreat on 07-04-2014

Iron Mike promotions baby. Already got one fan here!

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 07-04-2014

Wait a minute... Savigne's amateur career was as dominant as Loma, Rigo, Lara...? Gee, you think maybe Iron Mike has hit the promoter stride? HA!

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 07-03-2014

[QUOTE=Boxing Goat;14722859]Go ahead Mike, throw him in with Kovalev now and destroy the guys career, I dare you.[/QUOTE] Savigne is 35 years old. He isn't going nowhere. Lol

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