In a press release this morning, Eye of the Tiger Management announce the postponement of their upcoming boxing card that was set for April 17th in Quebec City. The card, which features David Lemieux (42-4-0, 35 KO) against Ronny Landaeta (24-13-3, 16 KO), while Simon Kean (19-0, 18 KO) was supposed to battle Stan Surmacz (12-1, 7 KO), will be postponed indefinably. Lemieux, who is coming off a knock-out win over Francy Ntetu at the Centre Gervais Auto in Shawinigan, Quebec. Another set-back afforded thanks to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Eye Of The Tiger president, Camille Estephan however, remains optimistic that a solution can be found in the near future.
Montreal, April 2nd, 2021 – Considering the current epidemiological context as well as the tightening of health measures both in Quebec and internationally, Eye Of The Tiger Management is forced to postpone its boxing gala which was set for April 17 that was to take place at the Videotron Center in Quebec on a date to be disclosed soon.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19 more than a year ago, Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM) has worked hard, in collaboration with Public Health and the Régie des Alcools des Courses et des Jeux, to be able to keep their athletes active and to present quality events to boxing fans.
“After facing a number of pitfalls with our protocol to bring back boxing events behind closed doors, we once again find ourselves at a stalemate in trying to integrate international fighters into our April 17th program since the restrictions to which travelers are subject are constantly changing and complex in the face of the evolution of Covid-19 resulting from the new variants. Indeed, despite the fact that we had obtained the authorizations from Public Health for the holding of the event including boxers from outside the country, provided for the work permits, as well as the documentation for their stay and applied the measures put in place by the federal government targeting travelers, they have been refused entry into the country following the current situations in airports around the world”, notes the president of EOTTM, Camille Estephan. “We are extremely disappointed to have to make the tough decision to postpone the event of April 17, but we certainly do not give up,” he adds.
More information on the next dates for the Montreal organization will be divulged shortly.