Sunday Feb. 21
Eye of the Tiger Management goes back to Gatineau at the Lac Leamy casino for a boxing card showcasing some of the best prospects from their stable of fighters. Among the boxers to keep an eye on are super middleweight Schiller Hyppolite who is headlining the vent, Mathieu Germain, Quebec’s 2015 prospect of the year, brothers Ayaz and Mian Hussain, two former Canadian amateur standouts, Simon Kean, a newly signed heavyweight and former Olympian. In addition, an all-Montreal matchup features Louisbert Altidor facing Roody Rene and former amateur Dany Croteau, Taylor Page and Vanessa Lepage Joannisse will make their pro-debut.
Saturday Feb. 27
The following weekend, get ready for a boxing marathon. First off, from Manchester arena in the UK, England’s Scott Quigg & Carl Frampton meet for a super bantamweight unification match with Quigg and Frampton putting their IBF and WBA world title on the line.
Later in the day on HBO, Terence Crawford will defend his WBO super lightweight title against Henry Lundy while the undercard features talented prospect, Puerto Rico’s Felix Verdejo.
In a different broadcast on Showtime, Leo Santa Cruz will headline the event, defending his WBA super featherweight title versus Spain’s Kiko Martinez.
Following his impressive win over Bryant Jennings, Cuban heavyweight has a dance partner for his schedule March 5th return. Veteran Tony Thompson will serve as an opponent for Ortiz.
Andre Ward has a date, finally. His comeback is schedule for March 26 against light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera. If everything works out, Ward his heading for a clash versus Sergey Kovalev later in the year.
Pound 4 Pound reigning king, Roman Gonzalez finalized a deal to face Puerto Rico’s McWilliams Arroyo on the under card of Gennady Golovkin vs Dominic Wade on April 23. An excellent matchup, Arroyo is sturdy challenge for Gonzalez, who is the current WBC flyweight champion.