Eye of the Tiger Management announced a return to the Holiday Inn in Cuernavaca for the latest edition of it’s Commando series on Punching Grace on Friday, August 27.
Nine fights will be presented on this card.
The event will be capped off by the return of Steve "The Dragon" Claggett (29-7-2, 19 KOs). Thomas Chabot (4-0-0, 4 KOs), Luis Santana (2-0-0, 1 KOs), Angel Perez (2-0-0, 2 KOs), Antonio Perez (1-0-0, 1 KOs), Christopher Guerrero (1-0-0), Mark Smither (4-0-0), Avery Martin-Duval (4-0-1, 3 KOs) and the spectacular Mehmet Nadir Unal (1-0-0, 1 KO) will complete this promising evening filled with athletes who represent the future of boxing in Quebec.
"We have confidence in Steve Claggett even though he lost in a close fight to Germain. We believe that he is capable of accomplishing great things with his new entourage and we are proud that he is fighting on the main event of this card as all his fights are spectacular. Also, our stable has many rising stars and we wanted to reunite them on one card to show the depth of our team. We work hard to stay active and we are proud to once again offer a quality gala to Punching Grace subscribers," said Eye of the Tiger Management President Camille Estephan.
Recovering from his defeat at the hands of Mathieu Germain on May 15th, Claggett will once again face the music as he has surrounded himself with a new team.
The Calgary-born boxer has decided to trust renowned trainer Mike Moffa and his assistant Mickael Gadbois to continue his career. It was at the Underdog Boxing Club, surrounded by several experienced boxers, including his last opponent Germain, that Claggett had the chance to refine his technique to find his way back to victory against the experienced Emanuel Lopez (30-13-1, 14 KOs).
Lopez is confident that he has what it takes to pull off the upset against Claggett in their 8 round bout. The Mexican has fought many of the elite fighters in his division such as Jose Zepeda, Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov, Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov and Antonio Moran, among others.