It was revealed on Friday that Eye of the Tiger Management have postponed their planned card on April 17 at the Videotron Center in Quebec City. A new date will be announced in the coming weeks.
In the main event of that card, former middleweight champion David Lemieux (42-4-0, 35 KOs) was going to face tough Spanish boxer, Ronny Landaeta (17-3-0, 11 KOs).
And heavyweight Simon Kean (19-1, 18 KOs) was going to compete in the co-feature, against American contender Donald Haynesworth (16-5-1, 14 KOs).
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 more than a year ago, Eye of the Tiger Management has worked hard, in collaboration with Public Health and the Régie des Alcools des Courses et des Jeux, to keep their athletes active and to present safe events to the local fans.
“After facing a number of pitfalls with our protocol to bring back boxing events behind closed doors, we once again find ourselves at a stalemate in trying to integrate international fighters into our April 17th program since the restrictions to which travelers are subject are constantly changing and complex in the face of the evolution of COVID-19 resulting from the new variants. Indeed, despite the fact that we had obtained the authorizations from Public Health for the holding of the event including boxers from outside the country, provided for the work permits, as well as the documentation for their stay and applied the measures put in place by the federal government targeting travelers, they have been refused entry into the country following the current situations in airports around the world," notes the president of EOTTM, Camille Estephan.
"We are extremely disappointed to have to make the tough decision to postpone the event of April 17, but we certainly do not give up."