Eye of the Tiger is sparing no effort for their November 14th extravaganza, where some of the most explosive hitters in boxing will take center stage. ‘The Dragon’ Steve Claggett squaring up with Miguel Madueno for the NABF and NABO super-lightweight titles is the jewel of the night. A lineup including Moreno Fendero, Imam Khataev, Mehmet Unal, Wilkens Mathieu, Luis Santana, and Steven Butler is set to electrify the ring during this gala at the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal, with live coverage on Punching Grace and ESPN+.
Steven Butler, rebounding from his gut-wrenching setback against Kazakh sensation Janibek Alimkhanuly, is determined to rekindle his inner flame. Boasting a record of 32 wins and 26 by knockout, Butler is adamant about demonstrating his resilience, targeting a triumph over the battle-hardened Ivan Alvarez. “Losses are simply part of our journey,” declares Butler, who has uprooted to the U.S. to train with coach John Scully, in a bid to reforge his path to boxing glory.
Luis Santana, fresh off a masterclass in Gatineau this past September, where he demonstrated surgical precision and devastating power, leading to a third-round victory, is set to maintain his momentum against Cristian Bielma over an eight-round clash. Santana, who is carving out a name for himself in Quebec, is set on continuing his undefeated streak with his eyes fixed on greater challenges.
Eye of the Tiger is fiercely dedicated to its fledglings’ growth, thrusting them against a kaleidoscope of opponents to hone their craft. Wilkens Mathieu, one of Mike Moffa’s disciples with a trio of knockouts to his name, is stepping into his fifth professional fight. He’ll measure fists with Grzegorz Mardyla, a seasoned fighter with a mixed martial arts pedigree who promises to test Mathieu’s mettle.
Imam Khataev, an Olympian with a penchant for blending finesse with force, dazzled the boxing aficionados during his Quebec debut, earning his fourth win in emphatic fashion. The promotional powerhouse behind him is looking to accelerate his ascent in professional ranks, lining up Fernando Galvan, a tough customer who once upset Yan Pellerin, in Khataev’s next test.
Additionally, Eye of the Tiger’s roster boasts the French dynamo Moreno Fendero taking on Cristian Lopez Lozano, and the formidable Mehmet Unal trading leather with Jaime Hernandez Lopez.
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