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The official weigh in was held today for tomorrow night’s “The Homecoming: Rivas vs. Louis 2” event, promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) in association with New Era Fighting & Promotion and Lee Baxter Promotions, at Quebec Plaza Hotel in Quebec City, Ontario, Canada.

The 8-round main event is a rematch between WBC No. 1 rated bridgeweight contender Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (26-1, 18 KOs) and Sylvera “Sly” Louis (8-4, 4 KOs). Rivas, a 2008 Colombia Olympian, defeated Louis by 4-round majority decision back in 2012.

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A maximum of 120 fans for a total of 250 peoples will be allowed to attend “The Homecoming.”  Boxers and trainers had to have quarantined for 14 days prior to the event, and they will also need to carefully check any Covid potential symptoms during a 10-day period after the tomorrow evening’s fights.

“The Homecoming” will be streamed live by FITE worldwide on the FITE mobile apps, all major OTT apps and website (www.FITE.tv), starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, for $29.99 USD (available in English or French). It will also be available in Canada via Canal Indigo, Bell TV, Shaw TV and YOOP.

Fighters’ weights below: 

OFFICIAL WEIGHTS 

MAIN EVENT – BRIDGERWEIGHTS (8) 

Oscar Rivas (26-1, 18 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada 221.4 lbs.
Sylvera Louis (8-4, 4 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada 203.8 lbs.

CO-FEATURE – WELTERWEIGHTS (6) 

Sebastien Bouchard (18-2, 8 KOs), Baie-Saint-Paul, Ontario, Canada 146.2 lbs.
Mario Perez (20-7-5, 12 KOs), Toronto, Ontario, Canada 141 lbs.

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS (8) 

Patrice Volny (15-0, 9 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada 166 lbs.
Janko Trotter (10-5-2, 10 KOs), Calgary, Alberta, Canada 166.8 lbs.

HEAVYWEIGHTS (4) 

Alexis Barriere (pro debut), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada 236 lbs.
Colin Sangster (2-0, 2 KOs), Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada 279.6 lbs.

CRUISERWEIGHTS (6) 

Yan Pellerin (10-1, 4 KOs), Granby, Quebec, Canada 187.8 lbs.
Marco Parente (1-4-3, 0 KOs), Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada 181.8 lbs.

HEAVYWEIGHTS (4) 

Francis Charbonneau (2-1, 2 KOs), Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada 211 lbs.
Alexandre Roberge (1-0 (0 KOs), Lanoraiem Quebec, Canada 222.4 lbs.

Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) will organize its first event in 16 months – “The Homecoming: Rivas vs. Louis 2” — Tuesday night, March 16 at Hotel Plaza Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

“The Homecoming,” presented in co-promotion with New Era Fighting & Promotion and in collaboration of Lee Baxter Promotions is headlined by a rematch featuring Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (26-1, 18 KOs) and Sylvera “Sly” Louis (8-5, 4 KOs) in the 8-round main event. Rivas defeated Louis by 4-round majority decision back in 2012.

A representative of his native Colombia at the 2008 Olympics, Rivas is coming off a controversial loss July 20, 2019, by way of a 12-round decision to Dillian Whyte (25-1) in the United Kingdom for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Interim heavyweight title.

A maximum of 120 fans for a total of 250 peoples will be allowed to attend “The Homecoming.” Boxers and trainers had to have quarantined for 14 days prior to the event, and they must carefully check any Covid potential symptoms during 10 days after the fights.

Rivas is rated No. 1 in the WBC’s new weight class, Bridgerweight (200 to 224 lbs.), and he and Louis will participate in the Bridgerweight’s inaugural fight.

“It was not easy to put all the parts in place, to have our sanitary protocol accepted and to obtain all the required authorizations while Quebec City was in the worst of the Covid pandemic time and declared a red zone,” GYM president Yvon Michel said. “It has been tireless teamwork for several months and full collaboration from the participants. It is an expensive but important adventure for the relaunch of our activities and the restarting of the careers of our boxers. This gala will allow several boxers to regain hope and WBC # 1 aspirant Oscar Rivas to restart the machine for whom we have very ambitious plans this year.”

“The Homecoming” will be streamed live by FITE worldwide on the FITE mobile apps, all major OTT apps and website (www.FITE.tv), starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, for $29.99 USD (available in English or French). It will also be available in Canada via Canal Indigo, Bell TV, Shaw TV and YOOP.

In the co-featured event, Canadian favorite Sebastian Bouchard (18-2, 8 KOs) takes on welterweight Mario Perez (20-7-5, 12 KOs) in a 6-tound bout. It will be the first fight for Bouchard since he was injured in the ring in November 2019.

Former NBA and NABO middleweight champion Patrice Volny (25-1, 18 KOs) squares off against former Canada middleweight titlist Janko Trotter (10-5-2) in a super middleweight clash of Canadians. This is a very important fight for IBF #6 ranked Volny who has been appointed to box Polish Patrick Wojcicki, IBF #3, for the mandatory position to challenge world champion Gennady Golovkin in May.

Former Canadian amateur champion and member of the Canadian National Team, Alexis Barrière, will make is long awaited pro debut when he meets Colin Sangster (2-0, 2 KOs) in a 4-round fight between Canadian heavyweight prospects.

Matches showcasing cruiserweights are also on tap on the undercard: Popular Yan “Wild Thing” Pellerin (10-1, 4 KOs) vs. Marco Parente (1-4-3) in a 6-rounder, plus a pair of 4-round fights between Francis Charbonneau (2-1, 2 KOs) vs. Alexandre Roberge (1-0, 0 KOs), and Alexander Beaule (1-0l 1 KO) vs. Nick “Big Mac” Naccarato (0-0-1).




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