Groupe Yvon Michel, in association with O.R. Promotions, is happy to confirm that Montreal junior flyweight Kim Clavel (17-0-1, 3 KOs) is finally returning to fight in another world championship.
The former World Boxing Council (WBC) world middleweight champion will try to conquer Argentinian Evelin “The Little Princess” Nazarena Bermudez (18-1-1, 6 KOs), the reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) Light Flyweight on
October 7 at Place Bell in Laval, Canada. This will be the third world title fight for the 32-year-old
Clavel (1-1), and the 10th (7-1-1) for Bermudez, 26.
Clavel's third fight in 2023, coming off her May 12 th victory over Naomi Arellano Reyes (9-3, 5
KOs) in another breathtaking performance. Fans remember the incredible confrontation this past January 13th with World Boxing Association (WBA) world junior flyweight champion Yesica Nery Plata (29-2-0, 3 KOs), when Clavel lost a decision as well as her WBC crown.
October 7 is the real RECONQUEST for Clavel, who gets a second chance to be crowned as a world champion by two different sanctioning bodies. She who is ranked as the No. 1 contender by both the WBO and the IBF.
“My journey has not been easy, I have never taken detours, but I have shaped myself and now nothing can stop me,” Clavel said. “I want to thank champion Evelin Bermudez for giving me this opportunity to win her titles. I know that she is a great champion and that she is confident in her abilities. I'm going to need all of Quebec behind me, I trust that with my team, my perseverance and all of you, that on October 7th I will be world champion again. Thank you for your eternal support.”
"I am extremely motivated with my team to guide Kim towards the conquest of two world titles,"
said Kim's coach, Danielle Bouchard. “The task will be difficult since Bermudez is an excellent
boxer. Kim, however, has the determination, perseverance, and doggedness to win those belts.
Her greatest desire: to become world champion again. Together and with everyone's support,
we will succeed! »
Bermudez, fighting out of Santa Fe, Argentina, started her career in 2016 as a 19-year-old. She
won her first world title fight in 2018 by dethroning Mexican Maria Guadalupe Bautista (21-11-2,
4 KOs) at her home in Argentina for the IBF light flyweight title. She added the WBO crown in 2022 with a brutal knockout of Debora Rengifo (19-11-1, 11 KOs), of Caracas, Venezuela. After seven successive IBF and one WBO title defenses, she lost by majority decision to Costa Rican Yokasta Valle (28-2, 9KO), who is also IBF / WBO world champion of the minimum division (105
pounds), in Carson, California. The latter immediately abandoned her two new junior flyweight titles (108 pounds) which allows Bermudez to win them back, this past March in Buenos Aires against previously undefeated Mexican Tania Enriquez (20-0, 9 KOs).
Now world champion once again, Bermudez is confident of retaining her crowns: “I have always
said that champions must face the best and Kim Clavel is part of this group,” she commented.
“She may have the advantage of fighting at home, but I am a proud and racy Argentina. I'll give you a good show and return home with my belts.”
“To be the best, you have to beat the best,” added O.R. Promotions CEO Georgina Rivero. “Evelin is ripe for proving her eminence and a win over Clavel is the best way to prove it.”
“It is with great enthusiasm and confidence that we offer this challenge to Kim and this gift to her many supporters,” GYM President Yvon Michel remarked. “We remember the great intense and
passionate fight between the two champions last January. Moreover, this one is still in the running for the 2023 Fight of the Year. The 4,000 spectators at Place Bell are still shaking. Next
October 7th, the task promises to be difficult but, supported by a passionate and noisy crowd, we will have a new champion in Quebec!”