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A big hit at the Montreal Casino

For its second stop on the 2024 calendar, Eye of the Tiger will present on January 25, at the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal, an event that promises to be very impactful while world contender Erik Bazinyan will face veteran Billi Facundo Godoy for the NABF and WBA Continental North America titles and that Albert Ramirez will come to Quebec for the first time to face Artur Ziyatdinov.

In recent years, Erik Bazinyan (31-0, 22 KOs) has conquered the rankings by breaking into the top 5 of each federation. Currently ranked #2 WBA, #3 WBC, #3 WBO as well as #4 IBF, the boxer of Armenian origin established in Montreal, fought 3 duels in 2023 and each of them pushed him to raise his game a step further. notch. He started the year by facing an Alantez Fox coming off a world championship fight. The fight was not easy, but the strength of character of “Bzo” allowed him to achieve a victory in 10 rounds. To end the year 2023 strong, last October, he won powerfully against Ronald Ellis by knocking him out. faster than anyone before, thus signing his 31st career victory. To start 2024, he will face the Argentinian veteran, Billi Facundo Godoy (41-7, 20 KOs), renowned for his ability to take on;

“Despite the fact that Erik is ranked in the top 5 of all associations, it is important to keep him active while selecting opponents who will allow him to continue his progress, and that is exactly what Godoy represents. The Argentinian notably resisted the charges of John Ryder for 10 rounds, which is no small thing. So it will be an interesting challenge for us,” emphasizes Bazinyan’s coach and EOTTM development director, Marc Ramsay.

Billi Facundo Godoy is not the latest addition; he has more considerable experience among professionals than Ramsay’s protégé. It is with 48 fights and 299 rounds of boxing under his belt that he will come to Montreal to try to take the NABF title from Bazinyan, in addition to trying to get his hands on the WBA Continental North America title. The latter must therefore be strategic, precise and powerful to impose itself on “El Nino”.

In the evening’s semi-final, EOTTM supporters will be able to see one of the organization’s new recruits, light heavyweight Albert Ramirez (17-0, 15 KOs), who will fight for the first time time on Quebec soil in a duel with a local flavor opposing him to Montrealer and former EOTTM boxer Artur Ziyatdinov (15-1, 12 KOs).