Makhmudov vs Wallisch – ESPN+ – Dec. 16 – 7 pm ET
Boxing fans in the Mauricie region will be treated to a true clash of titans in the finale of the December 16 gala at Shawinigan’s Centre Gervais Auto, when Arslanbek Makhmudov (15-0, 14 KOs) will defend his NABF and NABA belts against Michael Wallisch. The event, which will also feature Simon Kean and Steven Butler, as well as Mary Spencer in her IBO super middleweight world championship fight against Femke Hermans, will be simulcast at 7:00 pm on the Punching Grace network, as well as on ESPN+ in the United States.
Arslanbek Makhmudov (15-0, 14 KOs), who is “NABF Champion of the Year”, 4th in the WBC World Ranking, and NABF and NABA heavyweight titleholder, won the WBC Silver against Carlos Takam on September 16 in a fight that showcased his ability to hold a steady pace for 10 rounds. On December 16, he’ll face off against an adversary who is every bit as powerful and physically imposing as he is.
“On December 16, we’ll get to see two prospects who are at the same stage in their career: two aggressive boxers each with a 92% KO record. This will be an interesting challenge for Arslanbek, and guaranteed fireworks for the boxing fans who will be there,” explained EOTTM development director and Makhmudov’s trainer, Marc Ramsay.
On the undercard, Steven Butler (31-3-1, 26 KOs) will try to continue his winning streak when he defends his NABF title against American rookie Joshua Conley (17-4-1, 11 KOs). Simon “The Grizzly” Kean (21-1, 20 KOs) will star in his first fight on ESPN+ following his co-promotion agreement with Top Rank. Buckingham native Alexandre Gaumont (5-0, 3 KOs), who recently delivered a decisive 1st-ound knockout, will also be featured on the card. And, last but not least, Thomas Chabot (7-0, 7 KOs), Leïla Beaudoin (7-0, 1 KOs) and Luis Santana (7-0, 2 KOs) will also be there to dazzle thee boxing fans.
Boxing will take Shawinigan. by storm again on december 16 at the Centre Gervais Auto, and residents of the Mauricie region won’t want to miss this unforgettable evening. Tickets are on sale on the Ovation network at www.ovation.qc.ca. For more information, follow Eye of the Tiger on Facebook, Instagram @eottm_boxing, and Twitter @eottm11, and use the hashtags #MakhmudovAkpejiori or #SpencerHermans.