MONTREAL - The June 4 event features a Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN doubleheader headlined by the return of light heavyweight knockout artist Artur Beterbiev against Argentine Olympian Ezequiel Maderna. Televised coverage begins at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT with a battle of undefeated welterweights Bryant Perrella and David Grayton. Photos by Robert Levesque/Photo Zone Sport.
Beterbiev weighed in at 174.2-pounds. Maderna was overweight at 177.2-pounds and unable to get down to the light heavyweight limit of 175. The fight will still go forward with Maderna reportedly giving up 20% of his purse.
Editor's Note: Maderna was eventually able to squeeze down to 175 on the nose.
Perrella came in at 146.4-pounds and Grayton was 145.6-pounds.
Heavyweight contender Oscar "Kaboom" Rivas (18-0, 13 KOs) and unbeaten prospect Jamontay "Quiet Assassin" Clark (9-0, 6 KOs) will enter the ring in separate bouts that highlight undercard action on Saturday, June 4 from the Bell Center in Montreal.
Rivas will take on Jeremy "The Beast" Bates (26-17-1, 22 KOs) in an eight-round heavyweight attraction while Clark faces Mexico's Edgar "Nene" Ortega (16-5, 10 KOs) in an eight-round super welterweight contest.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM), are on sale at the Bell Centre box office, on www.evenko.ca, at GYM (514) 383-0666 or at Champion boxing club (514) 376-0980.
Additional undercard action features a slew of Canadian prospects as Quebec's Sebastien Bouchard (12-1, 4 KOs) faces Belgium's Arnaid Dimidschtein (11-10-2, 3 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight bout, Montreal's Vislan Dalkaev (6-0, 2 KOs) battles Mexico's Javier Franco (25-17, 6 KOs) in a six-round super middleweight contest, Montreal's Dario Bredicean (8-0, 2 KOs) taking on Hungary's Balasz Horvath (25-17, 6 KOs) in six rounds of super middleweight action and Toronto's Parnell Fisher (0-1) against Larami Carmona (1-2) in a four-round featherweight fight.
Rivas, who represented Columbia at the 2008 Olympics has fought most of his pro fights in his adopted hometown of Montreal and will make his 11th appearance at Bell Center on June 4. The 28-year-old is riding a seven-fight knockout streak and most recently took down Joey Abell in the second round of a November 2015 fight. He will take on the West Virginia-born Bates who enters this fight on a four bout win streak.
Clark, a highly-regarded prospect and Cincinnati-native impressed in his hometown last time out by stopping veteran Elvin Perez in the sixth round in February. The 21-year-old is unbeaten since turning pro in 2014. He will take on Ortega out of Torreon, Mexico who has fought professionally since 2012.