Sadriddin Akhmedov will fight for the WBA Continental title against Stephen Danyo as Leila Beaudoin and Christopher Guerrero make up the card presented in Mexico
Montreal, December 21, 2020 – Eye of the Tiger Management will start the year 2021 on a high note with a boxing card presented on Punching Grace on January 30, live from Cuernavaca, Mexico. The grand finale of this event will ultimately be ensured by the clash between Steven “Bang Bang” Butler (28-2-1, 24 KOs) and Jose de Jesus Macias (27-10-3, 13 KOs). )where the WBC Francophone and NABF titles will be at stake. Macias will take the place of the Coteau du Lac native, Francis “The people’s champ” Lafrenière (20-7-2, 11 KOs). In fact, this opponent had already defeated Lafrenière in a thrilling 8 round duel in 2018. This warrior from Mexico is recognized as a pugilist who never backs away from a challenge. He also offered excellent opposition to Trois-Rivières Mikael Zewski (34-2-0, 23 KOs), to Souleymane Cissokho (11-0-0, 7 KOs) and to the powerful hitter Kerman Lejarraga (31-2-0, 224 K.-O.), among others.
“We are pleased to be able to offer boxing fans a championship fight between Steven Butler and Jose Macias to start the year. Due to Lafrenière’s withdrawal, we opted for a guy who has already beaten him to replace him. Macias is a tough guy who has faced many well-known boxers including Erickson Lubin (23-1-0, 16 KOs) who is currently 7th in the world, ”said EOTTM president Camille Estephan.
As the second main event of the night, Sadriddin Akhmedov (11, -0-0, 10 KOs) will undergo his biggest career test as he takes on Stephen Danyo (17-3-3, 6 K .-O.) For the WBA Continental super welterweight belt. The one nicknamed “The Chosen One” put up a real war to Custio Clayton (18-0-1, 12 KOs) in 2018. He also won his last fight of 12 rounds where he won the WBA Continental title against Englishman Navid Mansouri (20-4-2, 6 KOs).
“Sadriddin is an explosive boxer who has continued to impress boxing fans across the world. That’s why we don’t hesitate to pit him against a boxer of Danyo’s caliber in only his twelfth professional fight. We have confidence in him and boxing fans will benefit from it on January 30,” said EOTTM General Manager Antonin Décarie.
This event presented by La Queen beer and Mise-O-Jeu will also be accompanied by the fourth professional fight of the powerful Riviere-du-Lou native, Leila Beaudoin (3-0-0, 1 K.-O.). She will be making her second visit to Mexico in three months as she signed her first victory by referee stoppage over Ilse Viridiana Rojas (2-2-0) on November 7. In addition, Punching Grace subscribers will witness the professional debut of exciting Montreal boxer Christopher Guerrero. Mike Moffa’s young protege is a former member of Canada’s national team who intends to wow spectators in his first fight as an official member of the Eye of the Tiger Management team. These duels will be broadcast live on Punching Grace on COMMANDO format on Saturday, January 30, 2021. For more information, visit www.eottm.com and www.punchinggrace.com.