Boxing fans have set the date for April 17th for a long time. That day, David Lemieux and Simon Kean had to fight at the Videotron Center as part of a fun evening organized by the Tiger Eye Management Organization (EOTTM).
Camille Estephan, the initiator of EOTTM, was a guest of Andy Mailly-Pressoir on the podcast “La Dose” on Tuesday morning. He is very friendly and can relive the events of the past few days.
“A few days ago, our director of operations called me and told me that David Lemieux’s opponent was arrested in Germany. Even if he obtained a work permit issued by the Canadian government, the airline never wanted to let He drove to Canada. But I can’t blame anyone in this story. The rules change often…We have the same problem with Altem Oganezyan’s opponent.”
Estephan is an excellent player and does not want to get caught up in a game of personal accusations and demonstrations. We understand. He claimed that, despite this, canceling the feast a few days before the original date has no positive meaning for promoters or Quebec.
“Air tickets, hotel rooms for certain boxers, posters, countless advertisements… everything is lost. According to reports, the dinner also generated more than $350,000 in revenue. Part of this money will be used for hotels in Quebec. , The TV network and the Videotron Center. The Boxers also keep their wallets in Quebec. After all, the money is their reward! Canceling such events is very expensive for the Quebec economy.”
“We already have a lot of sales on national TV. David Lemieux in the final and Simon Kean, Olympic athlete. 13 or 14 national TV channels bought the event. France, Poland And Kazakhstan are particularly involved.”
On Tuesday night, Prime Minister François Legault will hold a press conference at 5 pm, during which time he has been accustomed to several months to adjust the hygiene measures he has taken.
With the recent increase in cases and the arrival of this virus variant in Quebec, we can imagine that this announcement may not tend to relax the scope of the instructions… on the contrary!
How does Camille Estephan see the boxer’s next step?
“They must fight! Artem Oganesyan is about to fight in Russia. We will do some celebrations and will show it to people here through the Internet. David Lemieux may have to go to the United States, just like Simon Key Simon Kean is the same as Erik Bazinyan…”