Eye of the Tiger Management and Golden Boy Promotions in collaboration with Evenko, announced yesterday via press conference the fight between Quebec power puncher David Lemieux(33-2, 31 KOs) and number one contender Hassan N'Dam (31-1,18 KOs) for the IBF Middleweight World Championship on Saturday, June 20. Live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada and on Canadian Pay-Per-View, the card is set to showcase an exciting night of boxing with four additional championship belts on the line and an undercard featuring local Quebec talent.
David Lemieux first captured the attention of the boxing world during his impressive win against Gabriel "The King" Rosado in Brooklyn, New York December 2014. When the IBF Middleweight title became vacant, the confrontation between the Lemieux, who is currently ranked fourth in the world by the IBF, and number one contender N'Dam became eminent. This will be Lemieux's first fight with Golden Boy Promotions since signing an exclusive promotional contract with the company in January 2015.
"David Lemieux vs. Hassan N'Dam will be an action packed fight the fans in Montreal will be excited to see on June 20, as David faces off against the dangerous N'Dam for the coveted vacant IBF Middleweight Title," said Oscar De La Hoya, President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions. "Hassan and David are both elite fighters in the middleweight division, both former and current title holders with fighting styles that will keep fans on the edge of their seats. This is just the kind of fight boxing needs to have; the fans want action in the ring and both David and Hassan are sure to deliver that."
For the president of Eye of the Tiger Management, Camille Estephan, it was imperative that the card of the evening is entirely composed of Quebec natives.
"We believe that the province is full of talented and promising athletes who are just waiting for a chance to demonstrate their abilities," said Estephan. "Our mission is to ensure that our Quebec boxers are achieving the greatest honors. Join us in our conquest."
Tickets, which will be offered for as low as $70 (CAD) (taxes and service charges included), go on sale Saturday, May 16 at www.evenko.ca and at the Bell Centre box office. For further information, please visit us at and www.eottm.com, www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.evenko.ca or call 1-855-310-2525. Follow us on Twitter @Lemieuxboxing, @EOTMVD, @GoldenBoyBoxing and @evenko