As previously predicted, the year 2013 promises to be a determining one in the career of Montreal boxer Dierry Jean. The latter has just made his way into the 3rd position of the International Boxing Federation world rankings in the Junior Welterweight division and he will be presented with a golden opportunity to get significantly closer to a world championship title. Indeed, the American sanctioning body has ordered an elimination bout between Jean and American Cleotis Pendarvis (17-3-2, 6KOs) ranked 7th in the world rankings at 140lb.

“We are thrilled with this news. Assuming he comes out victorious in this duel against Pendarvis, Dierry should be in position to face the current IBF Junior Welterweight champion, Lamont Peterson (31-1, 16KOs), in a maximum delay of 9 months. Even if the belt were to change hands before then, we have a guarantee that the mandatory challenger will have a chance to get their hands on this prestigious title in the agreed upon delay”, highlights the president of the Eye of the Tiger Management organization, Camille Estephan.

The respective promoters of both pugilists will have until the 22nd of March to come to an agreement on the terms of the bout, according to the rules and guidelines set forth by the International Boxing Federation, otherwise the fight will go to a purse bid. For further information, or to keep track of the ongoing developments please visit