On Saturday April 17, 2021, Eye of the Tiger Management will present a boxing card available exclusively on Punching Grace before the fights of David Lemieux and Simon Kean on TVA Sports. This event, presented by La Queen beer and Mise-O-Jeu, will feature the long-awaited rematch between Mathieu “G-Time” Germain (18-2-1, 8 K.-O.) and Steve “The Dragon” Claggett (29-6-2, 19 K.-O.). For the second time in less than three years, the untirable Albertan warrior will return to the ring against the Montrealer with extraordinary intelligence in the ring. Fans remember the first clash between Germain and Claggett, which ended in a controversial draw at the Casino de Montréal on January 26, 2019. However, these two pugilists are now both fighting under the aegis of EOTTM and eagerly want to get back into the ring together to leave boxing fans no doubt as to the outcome of this long-awaited revenge.
“The first bout between Germain and Claggett caused a lot of excitement in addition to being the fight of the year in Canada in 2019. On April 17, we will be offering a card of incomparable quality for all our subscribers since four fights could have equally been the main event. The second clash between these two warriors will dramatically conclude our boxing evening on Punching Grace before the duels of Lemieux and Kean which will be broadcast on TVA Sports “, affirms the president of Eye of the Tiger Management, Camille Estephan.
In addition to this very interesting first, Punching Grace subscribers will be able to watch the duel between Artem Oganesyan (12-0-0, 10 KOs) and Josh “The Boss” Wagner (7-0-0, 5 K .-O.). Oganesyan, who is coached by Andrei Ivichuk, has not skimped on efforts in the gym since his convincing victory obtained by referee stoppage in the tenth round against the powerful Alexandr Zhuravskiy (13-7-1, 11 K.- O.). Although he has shown his team that he has everything it takes to perform in long, strategic fights, it will be a tough task for the Russian boxer as he battles it out against an undefeated athlete. Josh Wagner has also never lost in the professional arena either and is recognized as a huge super welterweight with excellent technique in addition to a devastating punch. In his last outing between the ropes in Rimouski last November, against Eye of the Tiger Management’s young protégé, Raphael Courchesne (8-1-0, 3 K-O.). On April 17, 2021, these two undefeated boxers will try to give the other their first lost in their record in a duel scheduled for 10 rounds.
“Although we have a lot of renowned boxers within our team, it is important for us to always continue our research to try to find the best boxers available. In this card, we will also introduce fans to new talents that we have just welcomed to the team. These young boxers have all the potential to have great careers among professionals, ” said EOTTM General Manager Antonin Décarie.
Alexandre Gaumont (professional debut) is one of the new recruits to EOTTM who will have the chance to put forward his know-how at the Centre Vidéotron in Quebec on April 17. With a massive physique and incredible strength, the middleweight possesses an aggressive boxing style that many compare to that of a certain Gennadiy Golovkin. He has won over 80% of his fights in the amateur ranks by knockout and hopes to do the same in his professional debut as he faces Mikhail Miller (3-4-1). Additionally, Bree Howling (2-0-0), the new unbeaten tigress among professionals and former Canadian Muay Thai champion, will face a boxer with much more experience in Erika Jeanette Hernandez (5-6-1). To begin the evening, viewers will have the chance to see fellow Quebecers Kenny Cherry (2-4-0, 1 KO.) and Mathieu Duguay (0-1-0) in an exciting local bout between two athletes thirsty for victory.