Dierry Jean (23-0, 15 K.-O.), who was once known as the best kept secret of Quebec boxing, will no longer be so. Indeed, the world’s best of the WBC will have the opportunity to demonstrate the extent of his talent outside the metropolis where he will defend his NABF title on February 16th at the Hilton Casino Lac-Leamy in the final of the inaugural gala of the Fight Club 2013 series.

This confrontation is important for Dierry Jean who is in preparation for a possible battle for the title currently held by Danny Garcia. In fact, he will face the Mexican Cosme Rivera (35-15, 25 Ko) in a 12-round duel that promises a lot of action. “Veteran of his division, Rivera will be a competitive opponent for Dierry who will no doubt be able to dazzle us with his performance”, says president of the Eye of the Tiger Management, Camille Estephan.

In the semi-finals, Montrealer Ahmad ‘The Boss’ Cheikho (8-4-2, 5 Ko) will face a major challenge for he will be competing with an established athlete as well. He will face a former champion of Europe, the Italian Giuseppe Lauri (53-10, 31 Ko).

Other confrontations will take place including those involving local athlete Pascale Villeneuve, who will be making his professional debut and Andrew Gardiner (6-0, 3 Ko), who will face the tough Russian Konstantin Piternov (13-2, 4 Ko). Schiller Hyppolite (5-1, 2 K.-O.), Mian Hussain (3-0, 3 Ko) and Brandon Cook (8-0, 4 Ko) will also be on the program. In short, spectators in attendance will certainly be impressed with the quality of the duels showcased for this edition!

Tickets are still available on the Admission Network starting from $60 or at the boxing club at 15 Eccles Street in Ottawa. The Gala will also be broadcast simultaneously on Wealth TV in the United States as well as on the Fight Network in Canada. For more information, please visit www.eottm.com or call (514) 632-5666.

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