With a new partnership with Sports Network (RDS), Group Yvonne Mitchell (GYM) is set to see a completely forgotten future after 2020.
The two companies announced their reunion on Friday afternoon after signing a long-term contract for the presentation, production and promotion of boxing events. This agreement also includes the proximity of other Bell Media platforms.
“We have important strategic goals for 2021 and after important meetings, we realize that RDS is an ideal broadcaster to handle high quality events,” GYM President Yvonne Mitchell said in a videoconference.
RDS Television will air the galas that GYM wants to perform monthly from March 16, which will be shown at the Hotel Plaza Quebec and will feature Oscar Rivas and Silvera Luis. The two had already faced each other in June 2012 and the Montreal of Colombian origin won by a decision to split the judges after an eight-round duel.
In 2020, GYM has not exhibited any gala due to the coronavirus epidemic and only a handful of its athletes are likely to fight in the United States or Mexico. GYM wants to make up for lost time and this indicates that it is entering an appointment.
“We work in co-promotion with New Era Fighting & Promotion and Lee Baxter promotions to be able to showcase as strong events as possible,” Mitchell said. We also have partnership offers [le promoteur américain] Lou Dibella.
“Finally, we want to give opportunities to a lot of boxers from outside Quebec. We’m also going to look at this very closely, because this year is the Olympics. How close to the national team. [canadienne], We’ll take a closer look at the games that do this. “
In the next few months, Mitchell hopes to hold events in Quebec in June-July two or three months after the Mary-Ow Desire, starring Kim Klavel. Big Brother Celebrity Michael Joosky at Trois-Rivieres in September.
Championship fight for Rivas?
Gala, which takes place on March 16, Rivas (261, 18 keolu) marks the return of the ring, he was in London in July 2019, by a unanimous decision of the judges vaitku diliyan did not fight from odipoyinappati. If all goes according to plan, he will face Bryant Jennings in the Super Light-Heavyweight World Championship fight in June (Bridger Waite) Of the WBC.
The duel (8-5, 4 KOs) against Louis, which has been inactive since September 2016, is scheduled for eight rounds.
“This is a request from his opponent,” Mitchell explained. The goal is to give the Oscars a chance to get back into the ring and find his bearings. We also wanted to bring the Oscars back into the news, because the media and fans will forget about the boxer who didn’t fight. His dual statement allowed him back into the news. “
“After all that has happened in the world over the last year, I am very happy with this opportunity that is available to me,” Rivas said. I am very good physically and mentally. I gave my 100 percent to my last fight and I know I’m going to work even harder because 2021 will be better than the last. “
Jesse Ross Thompson joined Rivas on March 16 as his coach Mark Ramsay is currently preparing Arthur Betterbeav for his March 20 shock.
However, Mitchell has no specific plans to communicate about Elder Alvarez, a native of Rivas who was arrested by Joe Smith Jr. in the ninth round last August.
“He is currently under house arrest because he returned from Colombia a long time ago,” Mitchell said. Before he got into the ring his manager and coach had set up a list of criteria and until I move on, I will not make a plan. “
Overall, seven fights are expected to take place on March 16, but Mitchell has clearly warned that some of the sanctions imposed by public health could be eased. Athletes are required to quarantine 14 days before their match.
In addition, GYM announced the extension of the contract for Welterweight in Sebastian Bouchard, Quebec. Ayaz runs a ten-game winning streak before injuring Hussein in the fight with Hussein in November 2019 at the VideoTron Center.