Even if he is quarantined for participating in the struggle of Marie Diff, the promoter Yvon Michel (Yvon Michel) will still show a bright smile at the opening ceremony of the GYM Gala held at the Quebec Plaza Hotel on Tuesday.
They need several different authorizations to convince Quebec’s public health authorities. For them, this will be the first event since November 2019. At that time, Dekal had successfully defended his title in the final that night.
On Monday, a formal inspection was carried out while respecting the sanitary measures required by public health. In the 7 battles on the map, each boxer showed his contract in turn and climbed onto the scale. No face to face.
The finals were played sequentially, with Oscar Rivas weighing 221.4 pounds and Sylvera Louis weighing 203.8 pounds. All other doctors abide by the weight limit stipulated in the contract.
For this duel, Rivas will not have his usual corner players. Marc Ramsay and Luc-Vincent Ouellet are in Russia, and Artur Beterbiev will meet the Germans on Saturday Adam Deines defended his two belts together.
For Samuel Décarie, he was unable to comply with the 14-day quarantine required by Régie before the battle. In addition, he must take care of David Lemieux, Christian Mbilli, Arslanbek Makhmudov, and Erik Bazinin. Bazynian) camp. All these boxers should fight in April.
Jessy Ross Thompson will be on the corner of the Colombian Quebec heavyweight. In the eight-week training camp, the coach led Rivas.
Now is the time for me to predict. If we were not in a pandemic, then we would not have witnessed the fight between Rivas and Louis. To be sure.
Literally, we have the right to a duel between two guys of different calibers. Before the pandemic, Rivas fought against boxers among the heavyweight elite. Before the pandemic forced him to rest, he fought with Bryant Jennings and Dillian Whyte.
The initiator Yvon Michel even talked about the struggle to prepare for his protégé. Rivas needs to take some action before he can meet his next challenge under the weight of overweight (224 pounds).
Due to the complexity of bringing in boxers from abroad, Michel and his matchmaker Vincent Morin did not have many options in the comeback match.
What can we expect? I hope Rivas can prove in a fast battle that he is still a world-class competitor. This will enable him to remove the rust from last year.