MONTREAL - World Boxing Council (WBC), The Ring Magazine and lineal world light heavyweight champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (21-1, 18 KOs) will defend his title against Tavoris "Thunder" Cloud (24-1, 19 KOs) in the HBO televised main event from the Bell Centre. Stevenson came in at 173.8 lbs, while Cloud was 174.6 lbs. Photos by Robert "Bob" Levasque/PhotoZone Sport.
Former WBC, The Ring Magazine and lineal light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (22-2-1, 16 KOs) returns to the ring for the first time since defeating Aleksy Kuziemski last December. His opponent is American George "Honey Boy" Blades (23-4-2, 16 KOs).
Another world light heavyweight contender from Montreal, whose return has been long anticipated, is North American Boxing Association (NABA) and North American Boxing Organization (NABO) light heavyweight champion, Eleider "Storm" Alavarez (12-0, 8 KOs). The WBA and WBO #4 Alvarez faces fellow Colombian, Edison "Pantera" Miranda (35-8-0, 30 KOs).
Another GYM fighter patiently waiting to explode on the international scene, middleweight prospect David Lemieux (29-2-0, 28 KOs), will also be in action Saturday night at Bell Centre. Now ranked #14 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and #15 by the WBC, Lemieux takes on American upset-specialist Marcus Upshaw (15-10-2, 7 KOs) .
Welterweight Antonin Decarie (27-2, 7 KOs) will face the Frenchman Salim Larbi (17-3-2, 5 KOs) . Larbi fought for the WBO world title as recently as 2012.
IBF I / C and NABA welterweight contender, IBF #3 rated Kevin Bizier (20-0, 14 KOs), of Quebec, will also be back in action after fully recovering from a painful ankle sprain. His opponent is veteran Giuseppe Lauri (53-14, 31 KOs),.
Finally, Saturday night's event will allow former world amateur champion Artur Beterbiev (1-0, 1 KOs) to continue learning, this time in a six-round, light heavyweight fight. To demonstrate the confidence that GYM places in Beterbiev, in only his second professional outing, the Russian prospect will fight a veteran of 47 professional fights, Rayco Saunders (23-22-2, 10 KOs).
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