Promoter stays hopeful Lemieux boxing card in Shawinigan can proceed


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No boxing promoter, Camille Estephan included, sleeps notably properly the nights earlier than a card, with the worry of what can go incorrect all the time paramount of their ideas.

Whereas the coronavirus by no means is way from Estephan’s thoughts, it gained’t be the explanation a three-bout present gained’t happen Saturday evening in Shawinigan, he mentioned this week.

“We don’t symbolize a threat,” Estephan mentioned throughout a video convention name this week. “I’m going by it logically (though) I’m not a physician. We all know for a truth these guys can’t unfold the virus. These are heavy situations. We took them as a result of we had no selection. Not they shield us. If the purple zone occurs, we’re not at a threat in any respect for the virus being unfold.”

Former International Boxing Federation middleweight champion David Lemieux headlines the cardboard on the Centre Gervais Auto enviornment, residence of the junior hockey Cataractes.

The Laval pugilist, 41-Four with 34 knockouts, meets Chicoutimi’s Francy Ntetu (17-Three, Four KOs) within the 10-round essential occasion within the super-middleweight division. The cardboard, the first in Quebec because the begin of COVID-19 pandemic final March, shall be held with out spectators, starting at 7:30 p.m.