By Carlos Boogs
Sources close to the situation have advised BoxingScene.com that a tripleheader is being finalized for November 28th at the newly constructed Videotron Center in Quebec City, Quebec.The three fights will be broadcast by Showtime.
Newly crowned IBF super middleweight champion James Degale (21-1) will face former champion and fan favorite Lucian Bute (32-2) in the main event. Degale picked up the vacant title when he won an unanimous decision over Andre Dirrell in May. Bute returned from a year and a half absence in August when he stopped Andrea Di Luisa of Italy.
WBC #1 ranked contender Isaac Chilemba will battle Eleider Alvarez in a fight to produce a mandatory challenger for WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson.
A fight between Artur Beterbiev who is ranked #2 by the IBF and #8 ranked Sullivan Barrera was being negotiated to determine the organization's mandatory challenger for Sergey Kovalev.
Our sources indicate that Barrera's promoter Main Events will likely pull out of the October 5th purse bid later today. Barrera has had issues obtaining a visa to travel to Canada and will probably not have his immigration issues cleared up before the November 28th date of the fight which means Beterbiev will face an opponent to be determined in the near future.