Yesterday a press conference announced some big Canadian and Montreal boxing news. Camille Estephan’s company Eye of the Tiger Management has officially absorbed Interbox, a fixture in the Canadian boxing scene for nearly 20 years. Unfortunately the company has been limping towards an undeniable conclusion for a while now, focusing its efforts on the staging and hosting of promotional events as opposed to maintaining its roster of boxers.
This absorption or merger means that the likes of Bogdan Dinu, David Theroux, Yves Ulysses and Jean Pascal might indeed fight under the EOTTM banner. It does not necessarily mean a new agreement with La Cage aux Sports or any new television distribution, but it does further solidify Camille Estephan’s footing in the boxing world with maybe the largest stable of fight talent in the country.
Estephan pointed out that the Interbox name will not disappear from the boxing scene. He also thanked the President and CEO of Sportscene Group, Jean Bédard, for his involvement in the world of Quebec boxing over the years, pointing out that thanks in part to his efforts, Montreal can be compared to cities like Las Vegas and New York as one of the world’s great cities for boxing.
Talk at the press conference soon turned to whether or not Montreal might see a showdown between two of its biggest boxing stars, light heavyweights Jean Pascal and Adonis Stevenson.
“You know me, I always want to organize big local fights,” stated Estephan. “I think this would be one of the biggest local battles we could organize. Can we do it? It depends. One day soon I hope we can.”
Check out the exclusive interview with Estephan from Manny Montreal: