Mbilli vs. Heffron, Makhmudov vs. Fa

Mbilli vs. Heffron, Makhmudov vs. Fa

Christian Mbilli, riding high on a fresh agreement with Top Rank, is set to defend his WBA International and WBC Continental Americas belts in a 10-round main event against Mark Heffron. This clash is booked for May 25 at the Gervais Auto Center in Shawinigan, Canada, where fists will fly and titles will be on the line.

  • Date: Saturday, May 25
  • Start Time: 7 p.m. ET (USA) / 12 a.m. (Midnight) UK Time
  • Streaming Details: Live on ESPN+ in the U.S.
  • Venue: Gervais Auto Center, Shawinigan, Canada

The undercard boasts a heavyweight showdown as Arslanbek Makhmudov, the “Lion”, squares off against a familiar foe from his amateur days, Junior Fa, in a 10-round battle that’s sure to shake the foundations.

The event, a collaboration between Eye of the Tiger, Cataractes, and the City of Shawinigan, is set to beam globally, making Shawinigan the epicenter of boxing for the night. With the bell set to ring at 7 p.m. ET, fans stateside can catch every punch exclusively on ESPN+.

Eye of the Tiger’s top dog, Camille Estephan, is buzzing about bringing this international slugfest to Mauricie. With everything on the line, Estephan bets big on Mbilli and Arslanbek, facing tough adversaries in their quest for glory.

Mbilli (26-0, 22 KOs), a force in the super middleweight division, has laid waste to contenders, showcasing his might against Nadjib Mohammedi and Carlos Góngora. Fresh from thrilling over 10,000 spectators with a sixth-round demolition of Rohan Murdock, Mbilli’s eyes are locked on Heffron, ready to cement his place among the division’s best.

Heffron (30-3-1, 24 KOs), from Oldham, England, isn’t here for a holiday. The former British and Commonwealth champ, fueled by a recent knockout victory, is itching to upset Mbilli on his home turf.

Makhmudov (18-1, 17 KOs) is itching to erase the memory of a recent blemish in his record, eyeing revenge against Fa, an old amateur rival. Fa (20-3, 11 KOs), looking to rebound from a tough outing against Joseph Parker, is ready to prove his mettle.

Tickets drop at 9 a.m. ET on March 29 via Ovation. Stay tuned for more on the fight card, showcasing rising stars ready to make noise in Shawinigan.

Venezuelan sensation Albert Ramirez, standing 4th in the WBO’s 175 lb rankings, is set to collide with the 5th ranked German powerhouse, Adam Deines. This  encounter, slated for 10 rounds, will be one of the marquee fights at the Centre Gervais Auto in Shawinigan.

Albert Ramirez, a Venezuelan prodigy with an unblemished 18-0 record, is not just a force in the WBO but also commands respect across multiple boxing organizations. His last outing saw him overpower former EOTTM talent, Artur Ziyatdinov, with his fierce and explosive boxing style. Ramirez is eyeing this fight as a crucial step towards world championship glory.

Adam Deines, with a record of 23-2-1, has demonstrated his talentand skill, notably against the formidable Artur Beterbiev in Russia. Following that gutsy performance, Deines has been on a winning streak, stopping his last four opponents early, and is now set to climb back to the top of the division.

The gala will also see local heroes like Wilkens Mathieu and Mehmet Unal in action, alongside Montreal fighters Christopher Guerrero, Luis Santana, and Jhon Orobio, and the eagerly awaited return of Alexandre Gaumont from Buckingham.


May 25 2024


7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 25 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM


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