Ulysse Jr. vs. Claggett, Kean vs. Johnson headline Eye of the Tiger show
If you thought the Quebec fight scene’s upcoming schedule looked a little light, you can now rest easy.
At a press conference on Thursday, August 31, Eye of the Tiger Management announced a stacked show for October 27 featuring many of the promotion’s rising stars.
Amongst them is an all-Canadian class between Yves Ulysse Jr. (14-0-0) and Calgary’s Steve Claggett (25-4-1). CanFight and BoxRec both currently has Ulysse Jr. ranked #1 amongst Canadian super lightweight fighters and Claggett ranked #2.
Claggett has won five of his last six bouts, with his only loss coming against Chris van Heerden via close decision in April of 2016. Since then he’s put together victories over highly-touted prospect Emmanuel Robles, claiming the WBA-NABA USA Super Lightweight title in the process, as well as a February, 2017 victory over Juan Bedolla Orozco.
The undefeated Ulysse Jr. has been making waves in the Canadian fight scene since his debut in January of 2014. His HBO undercard bout against Zachary Ochoa in March of 2016, where he dominated the opponent to claim the NABF Junior Super Lightweight Title, gave fans around the world a peak into what the 29-year-old fighter has to offer.
Ranked #16 in the world by BoxRec, a win over Claggett would likely position Ulysse Jr. nicely for a fight against top 10 opposition.
In the co-main event, heavyweight phenomenon Simon Kean (10-0) will take on 39-year-old Randy Johnson.
Kean is the #1 ranked heavyweight fighter in Canada according to both CanFight and BoxRec. Most recently, Kean claimed the IBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title from Marcelo Luiz Nascimento in June of 2017.
After going 2-2 to start his professional career, Johnson has strung together 11 straight wins, nine of which has come via knockout, however only one of those opponents has a winning record.
Eye of the Tiger Management president Camille Estephan showed interest during the press conference of an eventual showdown with B.C. slugger Adam Braidwood (#5 CanFight, #5 BoxRec).
Also scheduled to fight on the card is super welterweight Steven Butler (19-1-1; #2 CanFight, #4 Boxrec), super lightweight Batry Jukembayev (9-0), welterweight Matheiu Germain (10-0; #2 CanFight, #2 BoxRec), super lightweight David Theroux (12-2) and Clovis Drolet (2-0). As well, amateur standout Kim Clavel is expect to make her professional debut on the card.
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