December 5, 2023

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Goodbye covid, hello flu

Goodbye covid, hello flu

We accept the fact that we will never know the whole truth. We do not know all the circumstances that led to the cancellation of the December 1 boxing gala at Place Bell in Laval.

So we rely on what we said yesterday. Yvonne Mitchell and Kim Clavell held a press conference via Zoom. Kim Clavell appeared to be dying. She was dressed like Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and seemed to be suffering from this bad flu.

Earlier in the evening, when her temperature was above 40 degrees, she called 811. After 45 minutes of waiting she hung up. Its manager is Stephane LaRoche and its train box Danielle Bouchard went to her apartment to reassure her.

Last spring, a title fight for Clavell was delayed at the last minute because she contracted COVID-19. So it’s two for viruses.

$100,000 loss

Yvan Mitchell estimated the loss from postponing the fight to January 13 at $100,000. Promoter Evenco proved to be an excellent partner and was content to postpone the deal for a few weeks.

“But we had to pay for 13 or 14 people per day, along with plane tickets and hotel rooms. It is very expensive with inflation. All our programs and infographics for publicity have to be smashed and we have everything ready for January 13th. Fortunately, enthusiasts don’t ask for refunds. It also happened during the postponement of the fight between Lucian Bute and Jean Pascal. Plus, with tickets already purchased during the postponement, the second sale allowed us to reach an audience of 22,000 at the Bell Center,” promoter Yvonne Mitchell explained yesterday afternoon.

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In fact, Friday 13th January is a very good date…

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