Bazinyan will fight without his 'best friend' by his side

Bazinyan will fight without his “best friend” by his side


Quebec boxer Erik Bazinyan will not be able to count on the physical presence of his dad, Thursday evening at the Casino de Montréal, but the memory of the deceased will come to support him in another way.< /p>

“He was my best friend,” Bazinyan said of his father Ara, who sadly passed away aged just 52 last July after a heart attack. In all the fights, he will be with me, he will protect me. 

For this next passage in the ring, Bazinyan (28-0, 21 K.-O.) will have the mission of defend his NABF and NABA titles against American Alantez Fox (28-3-1, 13 KOs).

“All my fights will now be dedicated to him, Bazinyan said , who is of Armenian descent. I'm sad every day, but I have to be strong.

“His death made me stronger, it's hard to describe, but I feel it inside me,” added the Quebecer. There's nothing that can beat me now because I've been through the worst thing that could happen to me. I will fight for him. I'm angry in my head for the rest of my life. It makes me stronger, more motivated. I push even more in the gym. »

A world title soon?

Regarding his career, Bazinyan believes that this duel against Fox is crucial as it could soon lead him to a fight for a world title.

“This is one of the last steps for get a world title fight, he noted. I want to show, with this fight, what I can do. »

At 6 5 inches tall, Alantez Fox is a tough opponent, in every way. term.

“I saw in the face-to-face that it is not that big, however reacted Bazinyan, who is for his part 6 ft. 1 in. There is not a huge difference and in the ring, we often take a leaning position to box. I don't think the height will change anything because I've beaten other guys who were this tall. ”

Presented by Eye of the Tiger Management, Thursday February 2 will be broadcast live, starting at 7 p.m., on TVA Sports. The evening will also feature Junior Ulysse, Alexandre Gaumont, Raphaël Courchesne, Christopher Guerrero, Avery Martin-Duval and Wilkens Mathieu.