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Following the federal government’s anticipated endorsement, the cardboard will probably be within the palms of the Régie des alcools des programs et des jeux (RACJ), which oversees boxing within the province and will stipulate different required circumstances be met.
Estephan and Yvon Michel, Montreal’s different boxing promoter, each have staged common exhibits, primarily on the Montreal On line casino. However the coronavirus pandemic prevented any sports activities from continuing final March.
Estephan’s argument — save for the actual fact he had little income being generated aside from from his firm’s Punching Grace web site — was that his boxers have been being disadvantaged of earnings and had no means of advancing their careers.
On the identical time, U.S. promoters have began staging common playing cards in a bubble setting out of Las Vegas inns or venues in California. Final weekend Montreal light-heavyweight Eleider Alvarez — promoted by Michel — was stopped within the ninth spherical by Joe Smith Jr. of their World Boxing Group title-eliminator on the MGM Grand.
Estephan’s plan is to carry a card in late September both in Rimouski, Pointe-Claire or Quebec Metropolis. Lemieux and Trois-Rivières heavyweight Simon Kean are anticipated to take part.