On Saturday April 17, Eye of the Tiger Management will arrive in Quebec City to present, for the first time in over a year, an event at the Videotron Center.
This event presented by La Queen beer, Mise-O-Jeu and TVA Sports, will feature heavy-hitters David Lemieux (42-4-0, 35 KOs) and Simon Kean (19-1, 18 KOs). The respective duels of these two pugilists will be broadcast live on TVA Sports right after the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Vancouver Canucks as of 9:30 p.m. EST.
"For the first time over a year on specialized television channel, fans will be able to see a boxing gala featuring local boxers and quality bouts featuring some of their favorites including David Lemieux and Simon Kean. This evening, which promises to be rich in action, reinforces our commitment and that of Eye of the Tiger Management’s to present quality boxing to fans everywhere in Quebec," said TVA Sports General Manager Louis-Philippe Neveu.
David Lemieux will return to action following his convincing knockout victory against Francy Ntetu (17-4-0, 4 KOs) last October. Marc Ramsay's protege will face tough super middleweight Robert Talarek (24-13-3, 16 KOs).
Talarek is recognized as a real spoiler, as he defeated Patryck Szymanski (20-4-0, 10 KOs), John Rene (13-3-2, 9 KOs), Goekalp Oezekler (21-2-1, 10 KO) and Frank Haroche (45-18-5, 17 KO), among others. He also offered good performances against two world contenders, Liam Smith (29-2-1, 16 KOs) and John Ryder (29-5-0, 6 KOs).
"We are proud to be able to offer a boxing event in Quebec at the beginning of 2021. The cherry on top being that we will do it with David Lemieux and Simon Kean who always offer spectacular fights to the fans. This event is a ground-breaking way to start our new three-year agreement with our loyal partner, TVA Sports," mentions EOTTM president Camille Estephan.
In addition to this bout, viewers will be delighted with the addition of another main event which will pit the one nicknamed the “Grizzly”- Simon Kean, against Stan Surmacz (12-1, 7 KOs). This fight, which had to be postponed twice in 2020, will finally oppose two heavyweights who have frequently crossed paths in amateur boxing competitions in the past. The two pugilists are currently ranked first and third in the heavyweight division in Canada.